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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] init failing
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-07 09:24:34

I'm way behind on my mail; apologies for the delay in replying.

Did you figure this out?

As a pure guess, it sounds like you have a heterogeneous setup --
nodes have different distros and/or versions. As such, your glibc's
may be different, etc. In such situations, it is definitely
recommended to have a separate installation of Open MPI *on each node*
(i.e., compiled/built for that distro/version/platform).

If you're copying the files from system A to system B and A and B are
different distros/versions, it could be a good reason why it fails to

Hope that helps.

On Jul 28, 2009, at 4:07 AM, Dominik Táborský wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I am trying to build my own system for my nodes - minimalistic. I
> tried
> to make things easy so I didn't even recompile openMPI for it, I just
> copied everything from my Ubuntu installation (I know, it's very
> dirty,
> but I stick to KISS :) ). Before, things just worked perfectly with
> the
> libraries. I only recompile executable binaries, not Glibc (not
> openMPI,
> I also didn't succeed compiling openMPI but that's a different story).
> So, as I keep trying to run Hello world! program, I keep getting the
> same error message every time. Everything in the system is fine from
> my
> point of view. The error message is this:
> [user:24307] mca: base: components_open: component timer / linux open
> function failed
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> It looks like opal_init failed for some reason; your parallel
> process is
> likely to abort. There are many reasons that a parallel process can
> fail during opal_init; some of which are due to configuration or
> environment problems. This failure appears to be an internal failure;
> here's some additional information (which may only be relevant to an
> Open MPI developer):
> opal_carto_base_select failed
> --> Returned value -13 instead of OPAL_SUCCESS
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [user:24307] [[INVALID],INVALID] ORTE_ERROR_LOG: Not found in
> file ../../../orte/runtime/orte_init.c at line 77
> [user:24307] [[INVALID],INVALID] ORTE_ERROR_LOG: Not found in
> file ../../../orte/orted/orted_main.c at line 315
> I tried googling and searching the archives, nothing gave me a hint.
> What might be missing? Should I really try to recompile openMPI? What
> needs to be on/off in the kernel? Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> bremby
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Jeff Squyres