Attention anyone using BLCR for checkpoint/restart functionality, you
are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release of BLCR, 0.6.3. This
fixes a data corruption problem seen my a number of users.
The release announcement is enclosed, and below is a link to the
resolved bug if you are interested in more details.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Paul H. Hargrove" <hargrove_at_[hidden]>
> Date: January 22, 2008 3:14:31 PM GMT-05:00
> To: checkpoint_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Announcing the release of BLCR 0.6.3
> First, let me apologize for the download problems many of you
> encountered with the 0.6.2 release.
> Second, only a week after releasing 0.6.2, there is a 0.6.3 release
> to fix a floating-point corruption problem on the x86-64
> architecture (present in 0.6.2 and all previous releases for the
> x86-64 architecture).
> The 0.6.3 release is now available from the BLCR Downloads page:
> From the NEWS file:
> January 22, 2008
> Bug-fix release.
> - This release fixes bug 2001 which was causing intermittent floating-
> point register corruption on x86-64, even after BLCR was unloaded.
> You are receiving this either because you are on the
> list, or because you've recently sent email to the list (or me
> asking about BLCR status.
> 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