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NAME

       fi_fabric - Fabric domain operations

       fi_fabric / fi_close : Open / close a fabric domain

       fi_tostr : Convert fabric attributes, flags, and capabilities to printable string

SYNOPSIS

              #include <rdma/fabric.h>

              int fi_fabric(struct fi_fabric_attr *attr,
                  struct fid_fabric **fabric, void *context);

              int fi_close(struct fid *fabric);

              char * fi_tostr(const void *data, enum fi_type datatype);

ARGUMENTS

       attr : Attributes of fabric to open.

       fabric : Fabric domain

       context  :  User  specified  context  associated  with the opened object.  This context is
       returned as part of any associated asynchronous event.

DESCRIPTION

       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.

   fi_fabric
       Opens  a fabric provider.  The attributes of the fabric provider are specified through the
       open call, and may be obtained by calling fi_getinfo.

   fi_close
       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.

   fi_tostr
       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.

       FI_TYPE_INFO : struct fi_info

       FI_TYPE_EP_TYPE : struct fi_info::type field

       FI_TYPE_EP_CAP : struct fi_info::ep_cap field

       FI_TYPE_OP_FLAGS : struct fi_info::op_flags field, or general uint64_t flags

       FI_TYPE_ADDR_FORMAT : struct fi_info::addr_format field

       FI_TYPE_TX_ATTR : struct fi_tx_attr

       FI_TYPE_RX_ATTR : struct fi_rx_attr

       FI_TYPE_EP_ATTR : struct fi_ep_attr

       FI_TYPE_DOMAIN_ATTR : struct fi_domain_attr

       FI_TYPE_FABRIC_ATTR : struct fi_fabric_attr

       FI_TYPE_DOMAIN_CAP : struct fi_info::domain_cap field

       FI_TYPE_THREADING : enum fi_threading

       FI_TYPE_PROGRESS : enum fi_progress

       FI_TYPE_PROTO : struct fi_ep_attr::protocol field

       FI_TYPE_MSG_ORDER : struct fi_ep_attr::msg_order field

       FI_TYPE_VERSION : 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.

NOTES

       The  following  resources  are  associated  with  fabric  domains: access domains, passive
       endpoints, and CM event queues.

FABRIC ATTRIBUTES

       The fi_fabric_attr structure defines the set of attributes associated with a fabric and  a
       fabric provider.

              struct fi_fabric_attr {
                  struct fid_fabric *fabric;
                  char              *name;
                  char              *prov_name;
                  uint32_t          prov_version;
                  uint32_t          api_version;
              };

   fabric
       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.

   name
       A fabric identifier.

   prov_name - Provider Name
       The name of the underlying fabric provider.

       To request an utility provider layered over a specific core provider,  both  the  provider
       names have to be specified using ";" as delimiter.

       e.g.  "ofi_rxm;verbs" or "verbs;ofi_rxm"

       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.

   prov_version - Provider Version
       Version information for the fabric provider, in a major.minor  format.   The  use  of  the
       FI_MAJOR()  and  FI_MINOR()  version  macros  may  be  used to extract the major and minor
       version data.  See fi_version(3).

       In case of an utility provider layered over a core  provider,  the  version  would  always
       refer to that of the utility provider.

   api_version
       The interface version requested by the application.  This value corresponds to the version
       parameter passed into fi_getinfo(3).

RETURN VALUE

       Returns FI_SUCCESS on success.  On error, a negative value corresponding to  fabric  errno
       is returned.  Fabric errno values are defined in rdma/fi_errno.h.

ERRORS

SEE ALSO

       fabric(7), fi_getinfo(3), fi_domain(3), fi_eq(3), fi_endpoint(3)

AUTHORS

       OpenFabrics.