I could see if less then N processes exit with non-zero exit code that the ORTE may choose not to abort the job.  However, if all N processes have exited or aborted I expect everything to clean up and mpirun to exit.  It does not do that at the moment which I think is what is causing most of the hangs in the MTT trunk runs which did not occur prior to this week.

--td

On 4/13/2012 5:18 PM, Ralph Castain wrote:
This has come up again because some of the MTT tests depend on a specific behavior when a process exits with a non-zero status - in this case, they expect ORTE to abort the job. At some point, the default had been switched to NOT abort the job if a process exited with a non-zero status.

So I'll throw this out to the community: if any process exits with a non-zero status, should ORTE abort the job?

I don't personally care, but we ought to decide on something. In the meantime, I will set the default so we DO abort, thus allowing the MTT runs to complete correctly.

FWIW: the MCA param orte_abort_non_zero_exit can always be set to control this behavior.

Ralph


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