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From: Hiep Bui Hoang (bhoanghiep_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-22 02:27:25

I had compiled and installed Open MPI with C/R support in the way Josh said.
When finished, Open MPI had support and tools for C/R: ompi-checkpoint,
And I try an example ( hello_c.c in examples folder, but I edit it with a
for loop to print out "Hello..." 1,000,000 times)
But I get this error:
Error: The application (PID = 23573) failed to checkpoint properly.
       Returned -1.

The steps what I had do:
         # mpicc hello_c.c -o hello
         # mpirun -np 4 -am ft-enable-cr hello

    I get PID of this mpirun with another shell and do:
         # ompi-checkpoint 23573
            Error: The application (PID = 23573) failed to checkpoint
                 Returned -1.

What's wrong with this error?
Could you help me an example about using C/R in Open MPI?

#include <stdio.h>
#include "mpi.h"
int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    int rank, size, i;
    MPI_Init(&argc, &argv);
    MPI_Comm_rank(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &rank);
    MPI_Comm_size(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &size);
    for(i=0; i<1000000; i++){
            printf("%d Hello, world, I am %d of %d\n",i,rank, size);
    return 0;

On 8/22/07, Josh Hursey <jjhursey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hello,
> There are a few things you need to do to build Open MPI with
> Checkpoint/Restart support. By default Open MPI is configured without
> checkpoint/restart support.
> 1) Make sure you have BLCR successfully installed and loaded on your
> system(s)
> 2) configure Open MPI with the "--with-ft=cr" option, which enables
> checkpoint/restart fault tolerance
> Note: you may also have to specify the install directory of BLCR
> with the "--with-blcr=/path/to/blcr"
> 3) make and make install
> The resultant build will have support for checkpoint/restart and the
> tools (e.g., ompi-checkpoint, ompi-restart) will become available.
> Looking at the documentation it doesn't seem to include these steps.
> I'll fix that later today, and post and updated file to the wiki.
> Sorry about that. :(
> Hope this helps,
> Josh
> On Aug 21, 2007, at 1:09 PM, Hiep Bui Hoang wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm Hiep, I'm trying to use checkpoint/restart feature in Open MPI.
> > I had read information about this feature in
> > and Open-MPI-FT-CR-Draft-
> > v1.pdf. I had built Open MPI from "trunk" which gotten by Subversion.
> > But I don't know how to enable checkpoint/restart fault tolerance
> > in Open MPI.
> > So that, I get this error when I try this command: ompi-checkpoint.
> > bash: ompi-checkpoint: command not found
> > I want to ask you how to build and use checkpoint/restart feature
> > in Open MPI.
> > Please tell me in details, I'm a new user.
> > Thanks!
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