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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Can't get a fully functional openmpi build on Mac OSX Mavericks
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-15 13:36:30


BTW: could you send me your sample test code?

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Ralph Castain <rhc_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I regularly build on Mavericks and run without problem, though I haven't
> tried a parallel IO app. I'll give yours a try later, when I get back to my
> Mac.
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> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Ronald Cohen <rhcohen_at_[hidden]> wrote:
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>> 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.
>>
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