Commit 1803c5a3 authored by Jonathan Jenkins's avatar Jonathan Jenkins

couple of updates to docs

parent 4edd57c3
...@@ -153,6 +153,14 @@ The following restrictions currently apply to the IO language: ...@@ -153,6 +153,14 @@ The following restrictions currently apply to the IO language:
Hence, getgroupid should be completely ignored and getgrouprank and Hence, getgroupid should be completely ignored and getgrouprank and
getgroupsize ignore the group ID parameter passed in. getgroupsize ignore the group ID parameter passed in.
===== Limitations
The IO language is frozen and no future development will be happening with it,
so keep the following limitations in mind when using it.
* There is currently no way to specify a "create" flag to open.
* Variables are expected to be a single lowercase character.
=== Network === Network
Our primary network workload generator is via the DUMPI tool Our primary network workload generator is via the DUMPI tool
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...@@ -345,6 +345,9 @@ implement -- steps 2--4 are a few lines of code each. Also, LP-IO can be ...@@ -345,6 +345,9 @@ implement -- steps 2--4 are a few lines of code each. Also, LP-IO can be
used upon encountering a suspend condition to give error specifics (the reverse used upon encountering a suspend condition to give error specifics (the reverse
write would occur in the reverse handler in step 3). write would occur in the reverse handler in step 3).
Note that ROSS now has a self-suspend API -- the hand-implementation may still
be used, but it is preferable to use the ROSS version.
\subsection{Stash data needed for reverse computation within event structures} \subsection{Stash data needed for reverse computation within event structures}
Writing discrete-event simulations will necessarily involve ``destructive'' Writing discrete-event simulations will necessarily involve ``destructive''
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