Sorry for the delay - this one slipped past me.
There was an internal change to the way we handle hostfiles in Open
MPI, so the parameter changed. The correct way to specify a system-
wide default host file is indeed to set OMPI_MCA_orte_default_hostfile
in your environment, or to set orte_default_hostfile in the default
MCA parameter file. You can also specify it on the command line as --
The value is NULL by default as we do not have a default name for the
system-wide hostfile. So you have to specify it for us.
Given that our handling of hostfiles has changed, it might be worth
reviewing the notes on the wiki:
Alternatively, there is a man page in 1.3 that also covers this
material: man orte_hosts
Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Daniel Felix Ferber <danielsforummail_at_[hidden]>
>> Date: July 16, 2008 10:09:01 AM EDT
>> To: users_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: [OMPI users] Getting default hostfile on Open MPI 1.3
>> Reply-To: Open MPI Users <users_at_[hidden]>
>> On Open MPI 1.2, I used following command to get the default host
>> ompi_info -a --parseable | grep rds_hostfile_path
>> Now, on Open MPI 1.3, the parameter does not seem to exist anymore.
>> I checked that there is another parameter
>> (mca:orte:base:param:orte_default_hostfile), but its value is
>> always empty.
>> Which file whould I used for a system-wide default host file? Is
>> there another way to query the path for this default host file? Or
>> is a command to query which hosts are going to be used by mpi by
>> Best regards,
>> Daniel Felix Ferber
>> users mailing list
> Jeff Squyres
> Cisco Systems