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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Passing LD_LIBRARY_PATH to orted
From: Craig Tierney (Craig.Tierney_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-14 12:11:08

George Bosilca wrote:
> Craig,
> This is a problem with the Intel libraries and not the Open MPI ones.
> You have to somehow make these libraries available on the compute nodes.
> What I usually do (but it's not the best way to solve this problem) is
> to copy these libraries somewhere on my home area and to add the
> directory to my LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
> george.

This is ok when you only ever use one compiler, but it isn't very flexible.
I want to keep it as simple as possible for my users, while having a maintainable

The libraries are on the compute nodes, the problem deals with supporting
multiple versions of compilers. I can't just list all of the lib paths
in, because then the user will never get the correct one. I can't
specify a static LD_LIBRARY_PATH for the same reason. I would prefer not
to build my system libraries static.

To the OpenMPI developers, what is your opinion on changing orterun/mpirun
to pass LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the remote hosts when starting OpenMPI processes?
By hand, all that would be done is:


This would ensure that orted is launched correctly.

Or is it better to just build the OpenMPI tools statically? We also
use other compilers (PGI, Lahey) so I need a solution that works for
all of them.


> On Oct 10, 2008, at 6:17 PM, Craig Tierney wrote:
>> I am having problems launching openmpi jobs on my system. I support
>> multiple versions
>> of MPI and compilers using GNU Modules. For the default compiler,
>> everything is fine.
>> For non-default, I am having problems.
>> I built Openmpi-1.2.6 (and 1.2.7) with the following configure options:
>> # module load intel/10.1
>> # ./configure CC=icc CXX=icpc F77=ifort FC=ifort F90=ifort
>> --prefix=/opt/openmpi/1.2.7-intel-10.1 --without-
>> gridengine --enable-io-romio
>> --with-io-romio-flags=--with-file-sys=nfs+ufs
>> --with-openib=/opt/hjet/ofed/1.3.1
>> When I launch a job, I run the module command for the right
>> compiler/MPI version to set the paths
>> correctly. Mpirun passes LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the executable I am
>> launching, but not orted.
>> When orted is launched on the remote system, the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
>> doesn't come with, and the Intel 10.1 libraries can't be found.
>> /opt/openmpi/1.2.7-intel-10.1/bin/orted: error while loading shared
>> libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file
>> or directory
>> How do others solve this problem?
>> Thanks,
>> Craig
>> --
>> Craig Tierney (craig.tierney_at_[hidden])
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