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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] 1.4.5rc4 is out
From: Paul H. Hargrove (PHHargrove_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-31 16:03:30

On 1/31/2012 12:51 PM, Jeff Squyres wrote:
> On Jan 31, 2012, at 3:48 PM, Paul H. Hargrove wrote:
>>> 2) Must --disable-io-romio on OpenBSD
>> Nobody has yet told me to shutup about that one, so I mention it here for completeness.
>> Having looked only briefly at the failure, I see that it is in ROMIO's equivalent of opal_path_nfs().
>> So, there could be logic in opal/util/path.c to fix ROMIO for OpenBSD.
>> Of course, that is assuming no errors then pop up later in the build.
> Oops -- Brad was supposed to put that in README, too.

Nope, I looked:
$ grep -i -e romio -e bsd openmpi-1.4.5rc4/README
     - Updated ROMIO to the version from MPICH2 1.0.7

> We're not excited about making changes to such an old version of ROMIO.
> 1.5.x is about to transition to v1.6, meaning that it will replace the 1.4 series. So we want to have a "near perfect" 1.4.5 release, but that doesn't necessarily mean making a heroic effort to update/fix some old software packages when a newer, stable version (that hopefully fixes the problem!) is around the corner.

OK, "shutup" order confirmed regarding OpenBSD/ROMIO for v1.4.
However, I am 95% certain 1.5.5rc1 had the same problem (I will recheck


Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
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