The return code is expected and the man page is incomplete. This was an intended change in behavior to more accurately report the outcome of a job.


On Feb 19, 2012, at 11:08 PM, Truls Edvard Stokke wrote:

Hi Ralph, thank you for answering.

So for clarity,
- the return code is expected and there is a bug in the man page,
- the warning is supposed to be printed in the event that a program exits with a non-zero exit status even if it calls MPI_Finalize before it does so.

Please correct me if either of those aren't really the case.

When running the code with an older version of OpenMPI (1.4.3) there is no warning.
If it is relevant there is no warning when running it with MPICH2.

Is the warning an intended change from 1.4.x to 1.5.x or is it likely that my installation of OpenMPI is configured incorrectly?

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 4:53 AM, Ralph Castain <rhc@open-mpi.org> wrote:
If your program returns an error status (i.e., a non-zero exit status), then mpirun passes that along to you so any script you are using can know that something failed.


On Feb 19, 2012, at 7:41 PM, Truls Edvard Stokke wrote:

> Hi,
>
> In running this minimal program (test.c)
>
> #include <stdlib.h>
> #include <mpi.h>
>
> int main (int argc, char ** argv) {
>   MPI_Init(&argc, &argv);
>   MPI_Finalize();
>
>   exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
> }
>
> compiled and ran with the commands
>
> mpicc test.c
> mpirun -n 1 a.out
>
> I get the output
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> mpirun noticed that the job aborted, but has no info as to the process
> that caused that situation.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> The return value of mpirun is 1 (presumably the value of EXIT_FAILURE) instead of the expected 0.
> Citing the manual page of mpirun, "mpirun returns 0 if all ranks started by mpirun exit after calling MPI_FINALIZE." which should be the case in the program.
>
> If EXIT_FAILURE is changed to EXIT_SUCCESS there is no output and mpirun returns 0 as expected.
>
> My OpenMPI version is 1.5.4, the code and output from ompi_info --all is attached.
>
> If it is relevant my OS is Fedora 16 and the packages installed are openmpi.i686 and openmpi-devel.i686, the code is ran at a single node with a single Intel atom processor. I have also ensured that no calls to MPI_Init or MPI_Finalize have been optimized out by the compiler.
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