On Tue, 2010-06-15 at 00:13 +0200, Reuti wrote:
> Am 13.06.2010 um 09:02 schrieb Zhang Linbo:
> > Hi,
> > I'm new to OpenMPI and have encountered a problem with mpiexec.
> > Since I need to set up the execution environment for OpenMPI programs
> > on the execution nodes, I use the following command line to launch an
> > OMPI program:
> > mpiexec -launch-agent /some_path/myscript ....
> > The problem is: the above command works fine if I invoke 'mpiexec'
> > without an absolute path just like above (assuming the PATH variable
> > is properly set), but if I prepend an absolute path to 'mpiexec',
> > e.g.:
> > /OMPI_dir/bin/mpiexec -launch-agent /some_path/myscript ....
> using an absolute path is equivalent to use the --prefix option to
> `mpiexec`. Both ways lead obviously to the erroneous behavior you
Speaking as no more than an uneducated user, having the behaviour change
depending on invoking by an absolute path or invoking by some
unspecified (potentially shell-dependent) path magic seems like a bad
As a long-time *nix user, this just rubs me the wrong way.
Dr. Terry Frankcombe
Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
Ph: (+61) 0417 163 509 Skype: terry.frankcombe