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dat_rmr_bind

Section: Direct Access Transport Library Functions (3DAT)
Updated: 16 Jul 2004
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NAME

dat_rmr_bind - bind the RMR to the specified memory region within an LMR  

SYNOPSIS

cc [ flag... ] file... -ldat [ library... ] 
#include <dat/udat.h>

DAT_RETURN
    dat_rmr_bind(
    IN    DAT_RMR_HANDLE        rmr_handle,
    IN    DAT_LMR_TRIPLET       *lmr_triplet,
    IN    DAT_MEM_PRIV_FLAGS    mem_privileges,
    IN    DAT_EP_HANDLE         ep_handle,
    IN    DAT_RMR_COOKIE        user_cookie,
    IN    DAT_COMPLETION_FLAGS  completion_flags,
    OUT   DAT_RMR_CONTEXT       *rmr_context
    )
 

PARAMETERS

rmr_handle Handle for an RMR instance.

lmr_triplet A pointer to an lmr_triplet that defines the memory region of the LMR.

mem_privileges Consumer-requested memory access privileges for the registered remote memory region. The Default value is DAT_MEM_PRIV_NONE_FLAG. The constant value DAT_MEM_PRIV_ALL_FLAG = 0x33, which specifies both Read and Write privileges, is also defined. Memory privilege definitions are as follows:

Remote Read

DAT_MEM_PRIV_REMOTE_READ_FLAG

0x02 Remote read access requested.

Remote Write

DAT_MEM_PRIV_REMOTE_WRITE_FLAG

0x20 Remote write access requested.

ep_handle Endpoint to which dat_rmr_bind() is posted.

user_cookie User-provided cookie that is returned to a Consumer at the completion of the dat_rmr_bind(). Can be NULL.

completion_flags Flags for RMR Bind. The default DAT_COMPLETION_DEFAULT_FLAG is 0. Flag definitions are as follows:

Completion Suppression

DAT_COMPLETION_SUPPRESS_FLAG

0x01 Suppress successful Completion.

Notification of Completion

DAT_COMPLETION_UNSIGNALLED_FLAG

0x04 Non-notification completion. Local Endpoint must be configured for Notification Suppression.

Barrier Fence

DAT_COMPLETION_BARRIER_FENCE_FLAG

0x08 Request for Barrier Fence.

rmr_context New rmr_context for the bound RMR suitable to be shared with a remote host.

 

DESCRIPTION

The dat_rmr_bind() function binds the RMR to the specified memory region within an LMR and provides the new rmr_context value. The dat_rmr_bind() operation is a lightweight asynchronous operation that generates a new rmr_context. The Consumer is notified of the completion of this operation through a rmr_bind Completion event on the request_evd_handle of the specified Endpoint ep_handle.

The return value of rmr_context can be transferred by local Consumer to a Consumer on a remote host to be used for an RDMA DTO. The use of rmr_context by a remote host for an RDMA DTO prior to the completion of the dat_rmr_bind() can result in an error and a broken connection. The local Consumer can ensure that the remote Consumer does not have rmr_context before dat_rmr_bind() is completed. One way is to "wait" for the completion dat_rmr_bind() on the rmr_bind Event Dispatcher of the specified Endpoint ep_handle. Another way is to send rmr_context in a Send DTO over the connection of the Endpoint ep_handle. The barrier-fencing behavior of the dat_rmr_bind() with respect to Send and RDMA DTOs ensures that a Send DTO does not start until dat_rmr_bind() completed.

The dat_rmr_bind() function automatically fences all Send, RDMA Read, and RDMA Write DTOs and dat_rmr_bind() operations submitted on the Endpoint ep_handle after the dat_rmr_bind(). Therefore, none of these operations starts until dat_rmr_bind() is completed.

If the RMR Bind fails after dat_rmr_bind() returns, connection of ep_handle is broken. The Endpoint transitions into a DAT_EP_STATE_DISCONNECTED state and the DAT_CONNECTION_EVENT_BROKEN event is delivered to the connect_evd_handle of the Endpoint.

The dat_rmr_bind() function employs fencing to ensure that operations sending the RMR Context on the same Endpoint as the bind specified cannot result in an error from the peer side using the delivered RMR Context too soon. One method, used by InfiniBand, is to ensure that none of these operations start on the Endpoint until after the bind is completed. Other transports can employ different methods to achieve the same goal.

Any RDMA DTO that uses the previous value of rmr_context after the dat_rmr_bind() is completed fail and report a protection violation.

By default, dat_rmr_bind() generates notification completions.

The mem_privileges parameter allows Consumers to restrict the type of remote accesses to the registered RMR by RDMA DTOs. Providers whose underlying Transports require that privileges of the requested RMR and the associated LMR match, that is

• Set RMR's DAT_MEM_PRIV_REMOTE_READ_FLAG requires that LMR's DAT_MEM_PRIV_LOCAL_READ_FLAG is also set,

• Set RMR's DAT_MEM_PRIV_REMOTE_WRITE_FLAG requires that LMR's DAT_MEM_PRIV_LOCAL_WRITE_FLAG is also set,

or the operation fails and returns DAT_PRIVILEGES_VIOLATION.

In the lmr_triplet, the value of length of zero means that the Consumer does not want to associate an RMR with any memory region within the LMR and the return value of rmr_context for that case is undefined.

The completion of the posted RMR Bind is reported to the Consumer asynchronously through a DTO Completion event based on the specified completion_flags value. The value of DAT_COMPLETION_UNSIGNALLED_FLAG is only valid if the Endpoint Request Completion Flags DAT_COMPLETION_UNSIGNALLED_FLAG. Otherwise, DAT_INVALID_PARAMETER is returned.

The user_cookie parameter allows Consumers to have unique identifiers for each dat_rmr_bind(). These identifiers are completely under user control and are opaque to the Provider. The Consumer is not required to ensure the uniqueness of the user_cookie value. The user_cookie is returned to the Consumer in the rmr_bind Completion event for this operation.

The operation is valid for the Endpoint in the DAT_EP_STATE_CONNECTED and DAT_EP_STATE_DISCONNECTED states. If the operation returns successfully for the Endpoint in DAT_EP_STATE_DISCONNECTED state, the posted RMR Bind is immediately flushed to request_evd_handle.  

RETURN VALUES

DAT_SUCCESS The operation was successful.

DAT_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES The operation failed due to resource limitations.

DAT_INVALID_PARAMETER Invalid parameter. For example, the target_address or segment_length exceeded the limits of the existing LMR.

DAT_INVALID_HANDLE Invalid DAT handle.

DAT_INVALID_STATE Parameter in an invalid state. Endpoint was not in the a DAT_EP_STATE_CONNECTED or DAT_EP_STATE_DISCONNECTED state.

DAT_MODEL_NOT_SUPPORTED The requested Model was not supported by the Provider.

DAT_PRIVILEGES_VIOLATION Privileges violation for local or remote memory access.

DAT_PROTECTION_VIOLATION Protection violation for local or remote memory access.

 

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface StabilityStandard: uDAPL, 1.1, 1.2
MT-LevelUnsafe

 

SEE ALSO

libdat(3LIB), attributes(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
PARAMETERS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO

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