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From: Tim S. Woodall (twoodall_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-11 15:31:51


Ralph/all,

Ralph Castain wrote:
> Unfortunately, that's all that is available at the moment. Future
> releases (post 1.1) may get around this problem.
>
> The issue is that the bproc launcher actually does a binary memory image
> of the process, then replicates that across all the nodes. This is how
> we were told to implement it originally by the BProc folks. However,
> that means that shared libraries have problems, for obvious reasons.
>
> We have to reimplement the bproc launcher using a different approach -
> will take a little time.
>

The current launcher does work w/ shared libraries, if they are available
on the backend nodes. So, it's more convienent if they are linked statically,
but not a requirement.

Tim

> Ralph
>
>
> David Gunter wrote:
>
>>Unfortunately static-only will create binaries that will overwhelm
>>our machines. This is not a realistic option.
>>
>>-david
>>
>>On Apr 11, 2006, at 1:04 PM, Ralph Castain wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>Also, remember that you must configure for static operation for
>>>bproc - use the configuration options "--enable-static --disable-
>>>shared". Our current bproc launcher *really* dislikes shared
>>>libraries.... ;-)
>>>
>>>
>>
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