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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 13:53:28

You can find my configure options in the OMPI distribution at
contrib/platform/intel/bend/mac. You are welcome to use them - just
configure --with-platform=intel/bend/mac

I work on the developer's trunk, of course, but also run the head of the
1.7.4 branch (essentially the nightly tarball) on a fairly regular basis.

As for the opal_bitmap test: it wouldn't surprise me if that one was stale.
I can check on it later tonight, but I'd suspect that the test is bad as we
use that class in the code base and haven't seen an issue.

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Ronald Cohen <rhcohen_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Ralph,
> I just sent out another post with the c file attached.
> If you can get that to work, and even if you can't can you tell me what
> configure options you use, and what version of open-mpi? Thanks.
> Ron
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Ralph Castain <rhc_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> 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.
>>> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Ronald Cohen <rhcohen_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> 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
>>>> ./
>>>> (Filename can be specified via program argument)
>>>> Proc 0: hostname=Ron-Cohen-MBP.local
>>>> Proc 1: hostname=Ron-Cohen-MBP.local
>>>> 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
>>>> 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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