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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] misleading error message in openmpi-1.6.2rc5r27346
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-09-23 10:07:20


We chose not to backport the "unknown option" code as it proved too big a change for a stable release series.

On Sep 23, 2012, at 2:37 AM, Siegmar Gross <Siegmar.Gross_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> yesterday I installed openmpi-1.6.2rc5r27346 and it seems to work.
> Unfortunately I get a misleading error message when I call "mpiexec"
> with an unknown option.
>
> tyr fd1026 112 mpiexec -np 2 -host sunpc0 -report-bindings -bycore \
> -bind-to-core date
> Sun Sep 23 11:28:45 CEST 2012
> [sunpc0:12881] MCW rank 0 bound to socket 0[core 0]: [B .][. .]
> [sunpc0:12881] MCW rank 1 bound to socket 0[core 1]: [. B][. .]
> Sun Sep 23 11:28:45 CEST 2012
>
> tyr fd1026 113 mpiexec -np 2 -host sunpc0 -report-bindings -map-by core \
> -bind-to-core date
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> mpiexec was unable to launch the specified application as it could not find an executable:
>
> Executable: -map-by
> Node: sunpc0
>
> while attempting to start process rank 0.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 2 total processes failed to start
>
>
> Is it possible to display an error message like "unknown option"?
>
>
> Kind regards
>
> Siegmar
>
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