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From: David Gunter (dog_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-11 15:33:05

Thanks Ralph.

Was there a reason this functionality wasn't in from the start then?
LA-MPI works under bproc using shared libraries.

I know Bproc folks like to kill the notion of shared libs but they
are a fact of life we can't live without.

Just my $0.02.


On Apr 11, 2006, at 1:24 PM, 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.
> 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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