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Subject: [OMPI users] Can't get a fully functional openmpi build on Mac OSX Mavericks
From: Ronald Cohen (rhcohen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-15 13:04:10


I have been struggling trying to get a usable build of openmpi on Mac OSX
Mavericks (10.9.1). I can get openmpi to configure and build without
error, but have problems after that which depend on the openmpi version.

With 1.6.5, make check fails the opal_datatype_test, ddt_test, and ddt_raw
tests. The various atomic_* tests pass. See checklogs_1.6.5, attached
as a .gz file.

Following suggestions from openmpi discussions I tried openmpi version
1.7.4rc1. In this case make check indicates all tests passed. But when I
proceeded to try to build a parallel code (parallel HDF5) it failed.
Following an email exchange with the HDF5 support people, they suggested I
try to compile and run the attached bit of simple code Sample_mpio.c (which
they supplied) which does not use any HDF5, but just attempts a parallel
write to a file and parallel read. That test failed when requesting more
than 1 processor -- which they say indicates a failure of the openmpi
installation. The error message was:

MPI_INIT: argc 1
MPI_INIT: argc 1
Testing simple C MPIO program with 2 processes accessing file ./mpitest.data
    (Filename can be specified via program argument)
Proc 0: hostname=Ron-Cohen-MBP.local
Proc 1: hostname=Ron-Cohen-MBP.local
MPI_BARRIER[0]: comm MPI_COMM_WORLD
MPI_BARRIER[1]: comm MPI_COMM_WORLD
Proc 0: MPI_File_open with MPI_MODE_EXCL failed (MPI_ERR_FILE: invalid file)
MPI_ABORT[0]: comm MPI_COMM_WORLD errorcode 1
MPI_BCAST[1]: buffer 7fff5a483048 count 1 datatype MPI_INT root 0 comm
MPI_COMM_WORLD

I then went back to my openmpi directories and tried running some of the
individual tests in the test and examples directories. In particular in
test/class I found one test that seem to not be run as part of make check
which failed, even with one processor; this is opal_bitmap. Not sure if
this is because 1.7.4rc1 is incomplete, or there is something wrong with
the installation, or maybe a 32 vs 64 bit thing? The error message is

mpirun detected that one or more processes exited with non-zero status,
thus causing the job to be terminated. The first process to do so was:

  Process name: [[48805,1],0]
  Exit code: 255

Any suggestions?

More generally has anyone out there gotten an openmpi build on Mavericks to
work with sufficient success that they can get the attached Sample_mpio.c
(or better yet, parallel HDF5) to build?

Details: Running Mac OS X 10.9.1 on a mid-2009 Macbook pro with 4 GB
memory; tried openmpi 1.6.5 and 1.7.4rc1. Built openmpi against the stock
gcc that comes with XCode 5.0.2, and gfortran 4.9.0.

Files attached: config.log.gz, openmpialllog.gz (output of running
ompi_info --all), checklog2.gz (output of make.check in top openmpi
directory).

I am not attaching logs of make and install since those seem to have been
successful, but can generate those if that would be helpful.