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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Problem w/ documented SPARC/gcc flags (1.5rc5 and 1.4.3rc1)
From: Rolf vandeVaart (rolf.vandevaart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-25 18:04:48

Paul, is it possible for you to try one more thing. Can you reconfigure

CFLAGS="-mv8plus -Wa,-xarch=v8plus"

I think this will get past the configure test as the configure test is
compiling a piece
of assembly, and for some reason, the -mv8plus is not finding its way to
the assembler.

If that works, then we eliminate #2 on your list below, and have to
decide between
#1 and #3.


On 08/25/10 15:56, Paul H. Hargrove wrote:
> In both 1.5rc5 and 1.4.3rc1, README says:
> - Open MPI does not support the Sparc v8 CPU target, which is the
> default on Sun Solaris. The v8plus (32 bit) or v9 (64 bit)
> targets must be used to build Open MPI on Solaris. This can be
> done by including a flag in CFLAGS, CXXFLAGS, FFLAGS, and FCFLAGS,
> -xarch=v8plus for the Sun compilers, -mv8plus for GCC.
> However, the -mv8plus flag DOES NOT work for me.
> The following occurs for both 1.5rc5 and 1.4.3rc1:
> $ uname -a
> SunOS 5.10 s10_69 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
> $ gcc --version
> gcc (GCC) 3.3.2
> Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There
> is NO
> $ [path_to]/configure --disable-mpi-f77 --disable-mpi-f90
> CFLAGS=-mv8plus CXXFLAGS=-mv8plus
> [...]
> *** Assembler
> [...]
> checking if have Sparc v8+/v9 support... no
> configure: WARNING: Sparc v8 target is not supported in this release
> of Open MPI.
> configure: WARNING: You must specify the target architecture v8plus
> configure: WARNING: (cc: -xarch=v8plus, gcc: -mcpu=v9) for CFLAGS,
> configure: WARNING: FFLAGS, and FCFLAGS to compile Open MPI in 32 bit
> mode on
> configure: WARNING: Sparc processors
> configure: error: Can not continue.
> Following the recommendation from configure:
> $ [path_to]/configure --disable-mpi-f77 --disable-mpi-f90
> CFLAGS=-mcpu=v9 CXXFLAGS=-mcpu=v9
> DOES work for both of the current RCs.
> So, I see a few possibilities:
> 1) -mv8plus SHOULD work (as -xarch=v8plus appears to w/ Suc C 5.10)
> but configure is unconditionally too strict.
> OR
> 2) My gcc is older than other have tested and configure is mistakenly
> thinking the ABI is wrong.
> OR
> 3) -mcpu=v9 is the proper incantation and README needs correction.
> No matter which of the above is correct, I suspect REAME and configure
> need to give the user the same information.
> -Paul
> P.S. I can provide temporary machine access if needed to resolve this.
> P.P.S. I am /still/ not finished testing all the platforms available
> to me ;-)