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NAME

       libautohbw.so - An interposer library for redirecting heap allocations

SYNOPSIS

       LD_PRELOAD=libautohbw.so command {arguments ...}

DESCRIPTION

       AutoHBW  library (libautohbw.so) is an interposer library for redirecting heap allocations
       (malloc, calloc, realloc, valloc, posix_memalign, memlign) to high-bandwidth (HBW) memory.
       Consequently,  AutoHBW library can be used to automatically allocate high-bandwidth memory
       without any modification to source code of an application.

       For instance, the  following  command-line  runs  existing  binary  /bin/ls  with  AutoHBW
       library,  automatically  redirecting  heap  allocations (larger than a given threshold) to
       high-bandwidth memory.

              LD_PRELOAD=libautohbw.so /bin/ls

ENVIRONMENT

       The behavior of AutoHBW library is controlled by the following environment variables.

       AUTO_HBW_SIZE=x:[y]
       Indicates that any allocation larger than x and smaller than y should be allocated in  HBW
       memory.   x  and y can be followed by a K, M, or G to indicate the size in Kilo/Memga/Giga
       bytes (e.g., 4K, 3M, 2G).

       Examples:

       AUTO_HBW_SIZE=4K
              # allocations larger than 4K allocated in HBW

       AUTO_HBW_SIZE=1M:5M
              # allocations between 1M and 5M allocated in HBW

       AUTO_HBW_LOG=level
       Sets the value of logging (printing) level.  If level is:

       -1     no messages are printed

       0      no allocations messages are printed but INFO messages are printed

       1      a log message is printed for each allocation (Default)

       2      a log message is printed for each  allocation  with  a  backtrace.   Redirect  this
              output  and  use autohbw_get_src_lines.pl to find source lines for each allocation.
              Your application must be compiled with -g to see source lines.

       Notes:

              1. Logging adds extra overhead. Therefore, for performance critical  runs,  logging
              level should be 0

              2.  The amount of free memory printed with log messages is only approximate -- e.g.
              pages that are not touched yet are excluded

       Examples:

       AUTO_HBW_LOG=1

       AUTO_HBW_MEM_TYPE=memory_type
       Sets the type of memory type that should be automatically allocated. By default, this type
       is  MEMKIND_HBW_PREFERRED,  if  MCDRAM  is found in your system; otherwise, the default is
       MEMKIND_DEFAULT.  The  names  of  memory  types  are  defined  in  memkind(3)  man   page.
       memory_type  has  to  be  one  of  MEMKIND_DEFAULT,  MEMKIND_HUGETLB,  MEMKIND_INTERLEAVE,
       MEMKIND_HBW,  MEMKIND_HBW_PREFERRED,  MEMKIND_HBW_HUGETLB,  MEMKIND_HBW_PREFERRED_HUGETLB,
       MEMKIND_HBW_GBTLB  (DEPRECATED),  MEMKIND_HBW_PREFERRED_GBTLB  (DEPRECATED), MEMKIND_GBTLB
       (DEPRECATED), MEMKIND_HBW_INTERLEAVE

       If you are requesting any huge TLB pages, please make sure  that  the  requested  type  is
       currently enabled in your OS.

       Examples:

       AUTO_HBW_MEM_TYPE=MEMKIND_HBW_PREFERRED
              # (default, if MCDRAM present)

       AUTO_HBW_MEM_TYPE=MEMKIND_DEFAULT
              # (default, if MCDRAM absent)

       AUTO_HBW_MEM_TYPE=MEMKIND_HBW_HUGETLB

       AUTO_HBW_MEM_TYPE=MEMKIND_HUGETLB

       AUTO_HBW_DEBUG=0|1|2
       Set the debug message printing level. Default is 0. This is mainly for development.

NOTES

       It  is  possible  to  temporarily  disable/enable  automatic  HBW  allocations  by calling
       disableAutoHBW() and enableAutoHBW() in  source  code.  To  call  these  routines,  please
       include autohbw_api.h header file and link with -lautohbw.

       If  high-bandwidth  memory  is  not  physically  present  in  your system, the environment
       variable MEMKIND_HBW_NODES must be set to indicate the high-bandwidth node as indicated in
       memkind(3).

EXAMPLES

       The  following  will  run  /bin/ls  with  AutoHBW  library.  Make  sure that paths to both
       libautohbw.so and libmemkind.so are included in LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

              LD_PRELOAD=libautohbw.so /bin/ls -l

       To run with MPI, a shell script must be created, with the correct LD_PRELOAD  command  for
       each rank. For example, if we put LD_PRELOAD=libautohbw.so /bin/ls in a shell script named
       autohbw_test.sh, it can be executed with 2 MPI ranks as:

              mpirun -n 2 ./autohbw_test.sh

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2014, 2015, 2016 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

SEE ALSO

       memkind(3) malloc(3), numactl(8),