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Subject: [OMPI users] Unexpected warning/return from mpirun with minimal MPI program
From: Truls Edvard Stokke (trulses_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-19 21:41:33


In running this minimal program (test.c)

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <mpi.h>

int main (int argc, char ** argv) {
  MPI_Init(&argc, &argv);


compiled and ran with the commands

mpicc test.c
mpirun -n 1 a.out

I get the output

mpirun noticed that the job aborted, but has no info as to the process
that caused that situation.

The return value of mpirun is 1 (presumably the value of EXIT_FAILURE)
instead of the expected 0.
Citing the manual page of mpirun, "mpirun returns 0 if all ranks started by
mpirun exit after calling MPI_FINALIZE." which should be the case in the

If EXIT_FAILURE is changed to EXIT_SUCCESS there is no output and mpirun
returns 0 as expected.

My OpenMPI version is 1.5.4, the code and output from ompi_info --all is

If it is relevant my OS is Fedora 16 and the packages installed are
openmpi.i686 and openmpi-devel.i686, the code is ran at a single node with
a single Intel atom processor. I have also ensured that no calls to
MPI_Init or MPI_Finalize have been optimized out by the compiler.

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