I'm using OpenMPI for educational reasons. It works pretty fine under
GNU/Linux. I have both compiled it and downloaded it from the package
management system with no problems.
But I have trying to use it in other Unix systems as well. In these
systems /proc (NetBSD for instance) is by default unmounted, so
./configure script cannot stat /proc/cpuinfo (although it does exist in
NetBSD if you manually mount /proc). In the case it cannot stat
/proc/cpuinfo, it just silently ignores compilation of
Is this behaviour correct? Or it would be be a better idea that
configure script fail with a "please check /proc/cpuinfo or specify
Thank you very much.