Actually, bzero() is POSIX. Here is the history section of the bzero man page
on Mac OS X 10.4:
A bzero() function appeared in 4.3BSD. Its prototype existed previously
in <string.h> before it was moved to <strings.h> for IEEE Std 1003.1-2001
Hmmm, but the Linux man page says it is deprecated, and says we should
Wish it explained why... so I think we are safe to just use bzero,
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 9:32 AM, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> IIRC, bzero is a gnu-ism. We should probably use memset instead.
> On Aug 21, 2008, at 5:40 AM, George Bosilca wrote:
>> We use the feature defined by POSIX mmap where the area should be
>> zero-filled when the file length is extended. What OS you're using when you
>> see such problems ?
>> Just in case, here is a patch that set the beginning of the mmaped region
>> to zero, in case this is not done automatically. As in most cases this is an
>> unnecessary overhead, we should find the cases where we really need this,
>> and possibly conditionally compile it.
>> Index: ompi/mca/common/sm/common_sm_mmap.c
>> --- ompi/mca/common/sm/common_sm_mmap.c (revision 19377)
>> +++ ompi/mca/common/sm/common_sm_mmap.c (working copy)
>> @@ -163,6 +163,7 @@
>> /* initialize the segment - only the first process
>> to open the file */
>> + bzero( map->data_addr, size );
>> mem_offset = map->data_addr - (unsigned char
>> map->map_seg->seg_offset = mem_offset;
>> map->map_seg->seg_size = size - mem_offset;
>> On Aug 21, 2008, at 1:22 PM, Terry Dontje wrote:
>>> I've been seeing an intermittent (once every 4 hours looping on a quick
>>> initialization program) segv with the following stack trace.
>>> => mca_btl_sm_add_procs(btl = 0xfffffd7ffdb67ef0, nprocs = 2U, procs =
>>> 0x591560, peers = 0x591580, reachability = 0xfffffd7fffdff000), line 519 in
>>>  mca_bml_r2_add_procs(nprocs = 2U, procs = 0x591560, bml_endpoints =
>>> 0x591500, reachable = 0xfffffd7fffdff000), line 222 in "bml_r2.c"
>>>  mca_pml_ob1_add_procs(procs = 0x5914c0, nprocs = 2U), line 248 in
>>>  ompi_mpi_init(argc = 1, argv = 0xfffffd7fffdff318, requested = 0,
>>> provided = 0xfffffd7fffdff234), line 651 in "ompi_mpi_init.c"
>>>  PMPI_Init(argc = 0xfffffd7fffdff2ec, argv = 0xfffffd7fffdff2e0), line
>>> 90 in "pinit.c"
>>>  main(argc = 1, argv = 0xfffffd7fffdff318), line 82 in "buffer.c"
>>> I believe the problem is that mca_btl_sm_component.shm_fifo[j] contains
>>> uninitialized data causes the loop on line 504 in btl_sm.c to think that a
>>> remote rank has set its fifo address.
>>> Has anyone else seen the above happening?
>>> devel mailing list
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