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REG_RM(3PVM) PVM Version 3.4 REG_RM(3PVM)


pvm_reg_rm - Register task as PVM resource manager.


C	#include <pvmsdpro.h>
	int cc = pvm_reg_rm( struct pvmhostinfo **hip )

struct pvmhostinfo {
int hi_tid;
char *hi_name;
char *hi_arch;
int hi_speed;
Fortran Not Available


Returns pointer to a pvmhostinfo structure which contains information about the master host.


Registers the calling task as a PVM task and slave host manager. This means it intercepts certain libpvm calls from other tasks in order to have a say in scheduling policy. The resource manager will asynchronously receive messages from tasks containing requests for service, as well as messages from pvmds notifying it of system failures.

Before you start using this function, be warned that it's not a trivial thing, i.e. you can't just call it to turn off the default round-robin task assignment. Rather, it allows you to write your own resource manager and hook it to PVM.

To understand what the following messages mean, you should refer to the PVM source code and/or user guide section on implementation; There's just too much to say about them.

When one of the following libpvm functions is called in a task with resource manager set, the given message tag is sent to to resource manager.

	Libpvm call	RM message	Normal message
	pvm_addhosts()	SM_ADDHOST	TM_ADDHOST
	pvm_config()	SM_CONFIG	TM_CONFIG
	pvm_delhosts()	SM_DELHOST	TM_DELHOST
	pvm_notify()	SM_NOTIFY	TM_NOTIFY
	pvm_spawn()	SM_SPAWN	TM_SPAWN
	pvm_tasks()	SM_TASK	TM_TASK
	pvm_reg_rm()	SM_SCHED	TM_SCHED

The resource manager must in turn compose the following messages and send them to the pvmds:

	RM message	Normal message
	SM_HANDOFF	(none - change of resource manager)

The following messages are sent asynchronously to the resource manager by the system:

	RM message	Meaning
	SM_TASKX	notify of task exit/fail
	SM_HOSTX	notify of host delete/fail

The resource manager task must use pvm_setopt(PvmResvTids, 1) to allow sending reserved messages. Messages should be packed using encoding PvmDataDefault to ensure they can be unpacked anywhere in the system.

pvm_reg_rm() returns PvmOk when successful.


pvm_addhosts(3PVM), pvm_config(3PVM), pvm_delhosts(3PVM), pvm_notify(3PVM), pvm_spawn(3PVM), pvm_tasks(3PVM)

4 March, 1994