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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] 1.5 supported systems
From: Paul Hargrove (phhargrove_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-24 03:04:04


I agree w/ Jeff that we really should only enumerate "bad" compilers
(blacklist rather than whitelist). However, as Larry points out, "gcc" is
not as clearly defined as it once was.

Currently I know of both Apple and Oracle shipping compilers with the gcc
front-end and "other" backend (llvm from Apple, and the Solaris Studio
backend for Oracle). IBM also ships a "patched up" gcc variant (known as
Advance Toolchain or "AT"), with an updated backend for their latest CPUs,
but at least those are just mods (not replacements) of the gcc backends.

In the Oracle case, there are systems where "gccfss" gets installed as
/usr/bin/gcc. In this case, my v1.5 testing determined, and Oracle agreed,
that gccfss is inappropriate for building Open MPI. So, Terry D added
configure logic to reject "gccfss". This compiler is clearly delineated
from other "gcc" cases by that configure logic (and perhaps the README?).

In the case of Apple Xcode the *only* gcc provided by Xcode 4.2 is
"llvm-gcc" (I don't know about Xcode 4.1 or 4.0). However, my testing on
MacOS 10.7 has NOT turned up anything that hints at any compiler-specific
bugs. So, lets just agree to call this "gcc" for the purpose of the README.

In the IBM case I have also tested and found NO compile-specific issues,
and am therefore content with continuing to treat IBM's "AT" compilers just
as any other "gcc".

So, my point of view is that one should treat "gcc the command" the same as
"gcc the compiler" UNLESS (as with gccfss) there is a known issue to
recommend otherwise. Even if a given user knows enough to make the
distinction, there is currently no "need" for them to do so. If it quacks
like a duck...

-Paul

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Larry Baker <baker_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I'm not yet using the Mac OS X LLVM compilers. I have been under the
> impression that LLVM compilers are not GNU compilers. However, given the
> names llvm-gcc-x.x, I guess they are some sort of hybrid. (gcc front end,
> LLVM backend?) I agree with Jeff's point about not getting too specific
> about gcc version numbers unless there are known problems. However, if
> someone told me that gcc was supported, I would not automatically assume
> that meant llvm-gcc. As Paul showed us, the "gcc" command on Mac OS X 10.7
> is a soft link to an llvm-gcc compiler, not a gcc compiler. When we say
> that "gcc" is supported, is that intended to mean the command or the
> compiler? I would assume it meant the latter.
>
> Larry Baker
> US Geological Survey
> 650-329-5608
> baker_at_[hidden]
>
> On 23 Feb 2012, at 4:44 AM, Jeffrey Squyres wrote:
>
> I don't think I want to get specific about the gcc versions on any
>> platform, unless we know that they *don't* work. There's too many versions
>> and variants of gcc out there to have an inclusive list -- I'd rather have
>> an *exclusive* list.
>>
>>
>> On Feb 23, 2012, at 3:39 AM, Paul Hargrove wrote:
>>
>> And here is the 10.7 machine as promised:
>>>
>>> ProductName: Mac OS X
>>> ProductVersion: 10.7.3
>>> BuildVersion: 11D50b
>>> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 12 Oct 27 14:01 /usr/bin/gcc -> llvm-gcc-4.2
>>>
>>> -Paul
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Paul H. Hargrove <PHHargrove_at_[hidden]>
>>> wrote:
>>> I can get exact info from my MacOS 10.7 machine later, but its gcc is
>>> llvm-gcc-4.2 IIRC.
>>> Here are my 10.5 and 10.6:
>>>
>>> ProductName: Mac OS X
>>> ProductVersion: 10.5.8
>>> BuildVersion: 9L31a
>>> powerpc
>>> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 7 Nov 1 2008 /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-4.0
>>> -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 258368 Feb 19 2008 /usr/bin/gcc-3.3
>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 93088 Jul 17 2008 /usr/bin/gcc-4.0
>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 105680 May 18 2008 /usr/bin/gcc-4.2
>>>
>>> ProductName: Mac OS X
>>> ProductVersion: 10.5.8
>>> BuildVersion: 9L30
>>> i386
>>> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 7 Nov 8 2007 /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-4.0
>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 93072 Sep 23 2007 /usr/bin/gcc-4.0
>>>
>>> ProductName: Mac OS X
>>> ProductVersion: 10.6.8
>>> BuildVersion: 10K549
>>> i386
>>> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 7 Sep 29 2009 /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-4.2
>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 97392 May 18 2009 /usr/bin/gcc-4.0
>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 166128 May 18 2009 /usr/bin/gcc-4.2
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2/22/2012 6:13 PM, Larry Baker wrote:
>>>
>>>> Paul,
>>>>
>>>> Haven't you been running Intel compilers on OS X?
>>>>
>>>> Also, do we have specifics about which gcc's on Mac OS X? I have (OS X
>>>> 10.5.8):
>>>>
>>>> savaii:~ baker$ ls -l /usr/bin/gcc*
>>>>> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 7 Oct 2 2009 /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-4.0
>>>>> -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 258368 Feb 19 2008 /usr/bin/gcc-3.3
>>>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 93088 Feb 5 2009 /usr/bin/gcc-4.0
>>>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 105680 Apr 27 2009 /usr/bin/gcc-4.2
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> savaii:~ baker$ ls -l /usr/bin/cc*
>>>>> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 7 Oct 2 2009 /usr/bin/cc -> gcc-4.0
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> savaii:~ baker$ ls /Developer/usr/llvm-gcc-4.2/**bin/*cc*
>>>>> /Developer/usr/llvm-gcc-4.2/**bin/i686-apple-darwin9-llvm-**gcc-4.2
>>>>> /Developer/usr/llvm-gcc-4.2/**bin/llvm-gcc-4.2
>>>>> /Developer/usr/llvm-gcc-4.2/**bin/powerpc-apple-darwin9-**llvm-gcc-4.2
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Larry Baker
>>>> US Geological Survey
>>>> 650-329-5608
>>>> baker_at_[hidden]
>>>>
>>>> On 22 Feb 2012, at 5:55 PM, Paul H. Hargrove wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Folks at Oracle should decide, but I suspect "Solaris 10" should be
>>>>> updated to "Solaris 10 and 11", or just "11".
>>>>>
>>>>> -Paul
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2/22/2012 2:44 PM, Jeffrey Squyres wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Please verify this list of supported systems for the v1.5.5 release:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - The run-time systems that are currently supported are:
>>>>>> - rsh / ssh
>>>>>> - LoadLeveler
>>>>>> - PBS Pro, Open PBS, Torque
>>>>>> - Platform LSF (v7.0.2 and later)
>>>>>> - SLURM
>>>>>> - Cray XT-3, XT-4, and XT-5
>>>>>> - Oracle Grid Engine (OGE) 6.1, 6.2 and open source Grid Engine
>>>>>> - Microsoft Windows CCP (Microsoft Windows server 2003 and 2008)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - Systems that have been tested are:
>>>>>> - Linux (various flavors/distros), 32 bit, with gcc, and Oracle
>>>>>> Solaris Studio 12
>>>>>> - Linux (various flavors/distros), 64 bit (x86), with gcc, Absoft,
>>>>>> Intel, Portland, and Oracle Solaris Studio 12 compilers (*)
>>>>>> - OS X (10.5, 10.6, 10.7), 32 and 64 bit (x86_64), with gcc and
>>>>>> Absoft compilers (*)
>>>>>> - Oracle Solaris 10, 32 and 64 bit (SPARC, i386, x86_64), with
>>>>>> Oracle Solaris Studio 12
>>>>>>
>>>>>> (*) Be sure to read the Compiler Notes, below.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> - Other systems have been lightly (but not fully tested):
>>>>>> - Other 64 bit platforms (e.g., Linux on PPC64)
>>>>>> - Microsoft Windows CCP (Microsoft Windows server 2003 and 2008);
>>>>>> see the README.WINDOWS file.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Paul H. Hargrove PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
>>>>> Future Technologies Group
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Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
Future Technologies Group
HPC Research Department                   Tel: +1-510-495-2352
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory     Fax: +1-510-486-6900