Nifty! Yes, I agree that that's a poor error message. It's probably (unfortunately) being propagated up from the underlying point-to-point system, where an ERR_IN_STATUS would actually make sense.
I'll file a ticket about this. Thanks for the heads up.
On Feb 9, 2011, at 4:49 PM, Jeremiah Willcock wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2011, Jeremiah Willcock wrote:
>> I get the following Open MPI error from 1.4.1:
>> *** An error occurred in MPI_Bcast
>> *** on communicator MPI COMMUNICATOR 3 SPLIT FROM 0
>> *** MPI_ERR_IN_STATUS: error code in status
>> *** MPI_ERRORS_ARE_FATAL (your MPI job will now abort)
>> (hostname and port removed from each line). There is no MPI_Status returned by MPI_Bcast, so I don't know what the error is? Is this something that people have seen before?
> For the record, this appears to be caused by specifying inconsistent data sizes on the different ranks in the broadcast operation. The error message could still be improved, though.
> -- Jeremiah Willcock
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