fi_fabric(3) Libfabric Programmer's Manual
fi_fabric - Fabric domain operations
- fi_fabric / fi_close
- Open / close a fabric domain
- Convert fabric attributes, flags, and capabilities to printable string
- Attributes of fabric to open.
- Fabric domain
- User specified context associated with the opened object. This context is returned as part of any associated asynchronous event.
A fabric domain represents a collection of hardware and software resources that access a single physical or virtual network. All network ports on a system that can communicate with each other through their attached networks belong to the same fabric domain. A fabric domain shares network addresses and can span multiple providers.
Opens a fabric provider. The attributes of the fabric provider are specified through the open call, and may be obtained by calling fi_getinfo.
The fi_close call is used to release all resources associated with a fabric domain or interface. All items associated with the opened fabric must be released prior to calling fi_close.
Converts fabric interface attributes, capabilities, flags, and enum values into a printable string. The data parameter accepts a pointer to the attribute or value(s) to display, with the datatype parameter indicating the type of data referenced by the data parameter. Valid values for the datatype are listed below, along with the corresponding datatype or field value.
- struct fi_info
- struct fi_info::type field
- struct fi_info::ep_cap field
- struct fi_info::op_flags field, or general uint64_t flags
- struct fi_info::addr_format field
- struct fi_tx_attr
- struct fi_rx_attr
- struct fi_ep_attr
- struct fi_domain_attr
- struct fi_fabric_attr
- struct fi_info::domain_cap field
- enum fi_threading
- enum fi_progress
- struct fi_ep_attr::protocol field
- struct fi_ep_attr::msg_order field
- Returns the library version of libfabric in string form. The data parameter is ignored.
fi_tostr() will return a pointer to an internal libfabric buffer that should not be modified, and will be overwritten the next time fi_tostr() is invoked. fi_tostr() is not thread safe.
The following resources are associated with fabric domains: access domains, passive endpoints, and CM event queues.
The fi_fabric_attr structure defines the set of attributes associated with a fabric and a fabric provider.
On input to fi_getinfo, a user may set this to an opened fabric instance to restrict output to the given fabric. On output from fi_getinfo, if no fabric was specified, but the user has an opened instance of the named fabric, this will reference the first opened instance. If no instance has been opened, this field will be NULL.
A fabric identifier.
The name of the underlying fabric provider.
For debugging and administrative purposes, environment variables can be used to control which fabric providers will be registered with libfabric. Specifying “FI_PROVIDER=foo,bar” will allow any providers with the names “foo” or “bar” to be registered. Similarly, specifying “FI_PROVIDER=^foo,bar” will prevent any providers with the names “foo” or “bar” from being registered. Providers which are not registered will not appear in fi_getinfo results. Applications which need a specific set of providers should implement their own filtering of fi_getinfo’s results rather than relying on these environment variables in a production setting.
Version information for the fabric provider.
Returns 0 on success. On error, a negative value corresponding to
fabric errno is returned. Fabric errno values are defined in