Hi,
 
I am trying to use the rankmap to bind a 4-proc mpi job to one socket of a two-socket, 8 core machine. However I'm getting a strange error.
 
CMDS USED
orterun --hostfile hostlist.1 -n 4  --mca rmaps_rank_file_path ./rankmap.1 desres-netscan  -o $OUTDIR
 
$ cat rankmap.1
rank 0=drdb0235.en slot=0:0
rank 1=drdb0235.en slot=0:1
rank 2=drdb0235.en slot=0:2
rank 3=drdb0235.en slot=0:3
 
$ cat hostlist.1
drdb0235.en slots=8
ERROR SEEN
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Rankfile claimed host drdb0235.en that was not allocated or oversubscribed it's slots:
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[drdb0235.en.desres.deshaw.com:14242] [[37407,0],0] ORTE_ERROR_LOG: Bad parameter in file rmaps_rank_file.c at line 108
[drdb0235.en.desres.deshaw.com:14242] [[37407,0],0] ORTE_ERROR_LOG: Bad parameter in file base/rmaps_base_map_job.c at line 87
[drdb0235.en.desres.deshaw.com:14242] [[37407,0],0] ORTE_ERROR_LOG: Bad parameter in file base/plm_base_launch_support.c at line 77
[drdb0235.en.desres.deshaw.com:14242] [[37407,0],0] ORTE_ERROR_LOG: Bad parameter in file plm_rsh_module.c at line 985
 
From looking at the code in rmaps_rank_file.c it seems the error occurs when the node-gathering code wraps twice around the hostlist. However I dont see why that is happening.
 
If I specify 8 slots in the rankmap, I see a different error: Error, invalid rank (4) in the rankfile (./rankmap.1)
 
Thanks,
Federico