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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Too many open files (24)
From: Samuel K. Gutierrez (samuel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-30 19:41:05


It sounds like Open MPI is hitting your system's open file descriptor
limit. If that's the case, one potential workaround is to have your
system administrator raise file descriptor limits.

On a compute node, what does "ulimit -a" show (using bash)?

Hope that helps,

Samuel K. Gutierrez
Los Alamos National Laboratory
On Mar 30, 2011, at 5:22 PM, Timothy Stitt wrote:
> Dear OpenMPI developers,
> One of our users was running a benchmark on a 1032 core simulation.  
> He had a successful run at 900 cores but when he stepped up to 1032  
> cores the job just stalled and his logs contained many occurrences  
> of the following line:
>> [][[25621,1],0][btl_tcp_component.c: 
>> 885:mca_btl_tcp_component_accept_handler] accept() failed: Too many  
>> open files (24)
> The simulation has a single master task that communicates with all  
> the other tasks to write out some I/O via the master. We are  
> assuming the message is related to this bottleneck. Is there a 1024  
> limit on the number of open files/connections for instance?
> Can anyone confirm the meaning of this error and secondly provide a  
> resolution that hopefully doesn't involve a code rewrite.
> Thanks in advance,
> Tim.
> Tim Stitt PhD (User Support Manager).
> Center for Research Computing | University of Notre Dame |
> P.O. Box 539, Notre Dame, IN 46556 | Phone:  574-631-5287 | Email: tstitt_at_[hidden]
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