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From: Greg Watson (gwatson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-10 16:14:59

(Tried to open a bug, but I don't seem to have access...)


Fedora Core 5 (actually I think any Linux will do)
OMPI 1.2b1 (./configure --with-devel-headers)


MPI_Init(&argc, &argv) corrupts the argc variable.

Repeat By:

1. Compile the following program using 'mpicc -g -o mpitest mpitest.c':

#include <mpi.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
         MPI_Init(&argc, &argv);

2. See corruption under gdb:

$ gdb mpitest
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This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-linux-gnu"...Using host
libthread_db library

(gdb) b main
Breakpoint 1 at 0x80485c5: file mpitest.c, line 6.
(gdb) r
Starting program: /home/greg/mpitest
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1208936784 (LWP 11171)]
[Switching to Thread -1208936784 (LWP 11171)]

Breakpoint 1, main (argc=1, argv=0xbf81fae4) at mpitest.c:6
6 MPI_Init(&argc, &argv);
(gdb) p argc
$1 = 1
(gdb) n
7 MPI_Finalize();
(gdb) p argc
Cannot access memory at address 0x0