NAMElaminfo - Display configuration information about LAM/MPI
SYNOPSISlaminfo [-arch] [-config] [-help|-h] [-param type module]
[-parsable|-pretty] [-path item] [-version item scope]
- Show all configuration information
- Show architecture that LAM was configured for
- Show some information about LAM configuration
- Show help message
- Show SSI parameter(s) for a given SSI type and module
- Show output in an easily parsable format
- -path item
- Print a given configuration path
- Show output in a prettyprint format (default)
- Print some or part of a version number of a given item
DESCRIPTIONThe laminfo command is used to display information about a LAM/MPI installation. Particularly with the SSI run-time module selection system, the laminfo command can be useful to scripts and resource managers to determine the capabilities of the installed LAM/MPI in order to pass run-time parameters to MPI programs.
Output can be displayed in a "pretty" format (i.e., suitable for human reading) and also in a parsable format (i.e., suitable for easy parsing by scripts or other automated mechanisms). There are no other LAM API functions to retrieve this data (in any language); the laminfo command is the best mechanism to obtain any configuration information about LAM/MPI. The parsable output was designed such that common utilities such as grep, awk, cut, and sed can easily be used to extract relevant information.
Running laminfo with no arguments will display a subset of configuration parameters in the "pretty" format (see the EXAMPLES section, below). Several command line options are available to limit exactly which information is displayed. These options, when used in conjunction with the parsable output, can provide automated mechanisms specific information about the capabilities of LAM/MPI.
GENERAL PARAMETERSThe -pretty and -parsable switches are used to select whether to display the output in "pretty" or machine-parsable format, respectively. If neither is specified, -pretty is the default.
The -arch switch will display the architecture that LAM/MPI was configured and compiled on.
The -config switch will display a set of configuration information about the MPI capabilities of LAM/MPI, such as whether there are C, C++, and Fortran MPI bindings available, whether there is MPI profiling support for C, C++, and Fortran, whether ROMIO support is available, whether IMPI support is available, whether debugging support is available (mostly for LAM/MPI maintainers), and whether LAM/MPI is "purify clean" (meaning that it is suitable for use with memory checking debuggers). Most of these are options to the LAM/MPI configure script, and are configure/compile-time selections that cannot be changed once LAM has been installed. While there is no fine-grained control to individually request each of these pieces of information, using -config in conjunction with -parsable and commands such as grep can return any individual piece of information.
PARAM PARAMETERSThe -param switch can be used to show available SSI parameters and their default values. The type and module arguments can be used to specify a particular SSI type and/or module, or use the special keyword "all" to indicate all available SSI types/modules (respectively).
Available SSI types are:
- Show all SSI types
- Intrinsic LAM/MPI parameters
- Boot modules (e.g., lamboot)
- MPI collectives
- Checkpoint / restart
- MPI point-to-point.
The names of the modules that are available are dependant upon which modules are available for any given type. See EXAMPLES, below, for example usage.
PATH PARAMETERSThe -path switch returns various paths that were compiled into LAM/MPI. These were all decided when LAM was configured, and cannot be changed at run-time. However, knowing the location of these directories can be useful in order to find LAM data files, binaries, include files, etc. The -path switch takes a parameter: item. Possible values for item are:
- Display the prefix directory for LAM/MPI
- Display the directory where the LAM/MPI executables were installed
- Display the directory where the LAM/MPI libraries were installed
- Display the directory where the LAM/MPI include files were installed
- Display the directory where the LAM/MPI dynamic libraries were installed
- Display the directory where the LAM/MPI help and configuration files were installed
Note that although LAM's GNU configure script defaults to certain values for all of these directories based on the prefix (e.g., bindir is typically $prefix/bin), they can all be overriden by command line switches to configure, and should therefore never be assumed. Use laminfo to determine what values were selected at configure time.
VERSION PARAMETERSSince each SSI module in LAM/MPI is an independant entity in itself, it may have an entirely different version number than LAM/MPI itself. Indeed, each SSI module has three version numbers: the version of the base SSI API that it supports, the version of the component type API that it supports, and its own version number. Most users will only care about the last one (the module's own version number).
The -path switch takes two parameters: item and scope.
The item can be the main LAM version itself, any of the SSI types, or a specific SSI module. There are currently four kinds of SSI modules that can be queried: boot, coll, rpi, and cr. Hence, the version numbers that can be obtained from the -version switch are:
- The version of LAM/MPI
- The three versions of each boot SSI module
- The three versions of a specific boot SSI module
- The three versions of each coll SSI module
- The three versions of a specific coll SSI module
- The three versions of each rpi SSI module
- The three versions of a specific rpi SSI module
- The three versions of each cr SSI module
- The three versions of a specific cr SSI module
The scope argument describes what part of the version number to display. This allows either the full version number to be displayed, or any specific individual component of the version number. Valid values for scope are:
- Display the full version number (i.e., all components). A sequence of rules are used to run all the components together into a single string. Generally: major and minor are always displayed, but other components are only displayed if they are not zero.
- Display the major version number
- Display the minor version number
- Display the release version number
- Display the alpha version number. In the full scope, if nonzero, this number will be preceeded by "a".
- Display the beta version number. In the full scope, if nonzero, this number will be preceeded by "b".
- Display whether LAM was installed from a CVS checkout. In pretty mode, this will be the string "cvs" if true, or blank if false. In parsable mode, this will be 1 if true, 0 if false.
- With no parameters, laminfo displays a default set of information about the LAM/MPI installation. This information includes:
- Version of LAM/MPI
- Installation prefix directory
- Architecture that LAM/MPI is installed for
- User who configured LAM/MPI
- Time/datestamp when LAM/MPI was configured
- Host that LAM/MPI was configured on
- Whether MPI bindings are provided for C, C++, Fortran
- Whether MPI profiling is available for C, C++, Fortran
- Whether ROMIO support is included
- Whether IMPI support is included
- Whether debug support is included (mainly for LAM/MPI maintainers; specifically indicates whether --with-debug was used to configure LAM)
- Whether LAM/MPI is "purify clean" (suitable for memory-checking debuggers; specifically indicates whether --with-purify was used to configure LAM)
- List all boot, coll, and rpi SSI modules that are available, and their corresponding versions
- laminfo -parsable
- Display the same default set of information but in a machine-readable format.
- laminfo -all
- Display all information that is available to laminfo.
- laminfo -param all all
- Show all SSI parameters (and their corresponding default values) for all available SSI types and modules.
- laminfo -param rpi all
- Show all SSI parameters (and their corresponding default values) for all rpi SSI modules.
- laminfo -param rpi tcp
- Show all SSI parameters (and their corresponding default values) for the tcp rpi SSI module.
- laminfo -param rpi tcp -parsable
- Show all SSI parameters (and their corresponding default values) for the tcp rpi SSI module in a machine-readable format.
- laminfo -path bindir -path sysconfdir -parsable
- Display the directories where the LAM/MPI executables and help/configuration files were installed in a machine-readable format.
- laminfo -version lam full -parsable
- Display the full version of LAM/MPI in a machine-readable format.
- laminfo -version rpi:tcp full
- Show the full version of the TCP RPI SSI module.