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Subject: [OMPI users] MPI_IN_PLACE not working for Fortran-compiled code linked with mpicc on Mac OS X
From: Torbjörn Björkman (torbjornb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-01-04 03:55:48

It seems that a very old bug ( is
playing up when linking fortran code with mpicc on Mac OS X 10.6 and the
Macports distribution openmpi @1.6.3_0+gcc44. I got it working by reading
up on this discussion thread:
and applying the fix given there, add '-Wl,-commons,use_dylibs', to the c
compiler flags solves the problem.

In addition to that discussion should be mentioned that it is in fact a
link flag, not a compiler issue, so the important thing is to supply the
flag to the linker, not the fortran compiler. The fix would be to add
-Wl,-commons,use_dylibs to the flags supplied by mpicc, but I guess that
there could be reasons for not doing that, but that is for you experts to

I'm posting to the users' list, because I'm unsure of whether this
qualifies as a bug propre, but at least it falls in the category
"undocumented behaviour that totally baffled a fairly experienced user used
to solving his own problems and who is generally not a whiner".


Torbjörn Björkman