I intend to develop an application using the MPI_Comm_spawn to create dynamically new MPI tasks (or processes).
The structure of the program is like a tree: each node creates 2 new ones until reaches a predefined number of levels.
I developed a small program to explain my problem as can be seen in attachment.
-- start.c: launches (through MPI_Comm_spawn, in which the argv has the level value) the root of the tree (a ch_rec program). Afterward spawn, a message is sent to child and the process block in an MPI_Recv.
-- ch_rec.c: gets its level value and receives the parent message, then if its level is less than a predefined limit, it will creates 2 children:
- set the level value;
- spawn 1 child;
- send a message;
- call an MPI_Irecv;
- repeat the 4 previous steps for the second child;
- call an MPI_Waitany waiting for children returns.
When children messages are received, the process send a message to its parent and call MPI_Finalize.
Using the openmpi-1.3.3 version the program runs as expected but with openmpi-1.4 I get the following error:
$ mpirun -np 1 start
level = 1
Parent sent: level 0 (pid:4279)
level = 2
Parent sent: level 1 (pid:4281)
] [[42824,0],0] ORTE_ERROR_LOG: Not found in file base/plm_base_launch_support.c at line 758
The error happens when my program try to launch the second child immediately after the first spawn call.
In my tests I try to put an sleep of 2 second between the first and the second spawn, and then the program runs as expected.
Some one can help me with this version 1.4 bug?