Hey all,

I’ve been racking my brains over this for several days and was hoping anyone could enlighten me. I’ll describe only the relevant parts of the network/computer systems. There is one head node and a multitude of regular nodes. The regular nodes are all identical to each other. If I run an mpi program from one of the regular nodes to any other regular nodes, everything works. If I include the head node in the hosts file, I get segfaults which I’ll paste below along with sample code. The machines are all networked via infiniband and Ethernet. The issue only arises when mpi communication occurs. By this I mean, MPi_Init might succeed but the segfault always occurs on MPI_Barrier or MPI_send/recv. I found a work around by disabling the openib btl and enforcing that communications go over infiniband(if I don’t force infiniband, it’ll go over Ethernet). This command works when the head node is included in the hosts file:

mpirun --hostfile hostfile --mca btl ^openib --mca btl_tcp_if_include ib0  -np 2 ./b.out


Sample Code:

#include "mpi.h"

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])


   int rank, nprocs;

    char* name[20];

    int maxlen = 20;






    printf("Hello, world.  I am %d of %d and host %s \n", rank, nprocs,name);



    return 0;





[pastec:19917] *** Process received signal ***

[pastec:19917] Signal: Segmentation fault (11)

[pastec:19917] Signal code: Address not mapped (1)

[pastec:19917] Failing at address: 0x8

[pastec:19917] [ 0] /lib64/libpthread.so.0() [0x34a880eeb0]

[pastec:19917] [ 1] /usr/lib64/libmthca-rdmav2.so(+0x36aa) [0x7eff6430b6aa]

[pastec:19917] [ 2] /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/openmpi/mca_btl_openib.so(+0x133c9) [0x7eff66a163c9]

[pastec:19917] [ 3] /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/openmpi/mca_btl_openib.so(+0x1eb70) [0x7eff66a21b70]

[pastec:19917] [ 4] /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/openmpi/mca_btl_openib.so(+0x1ec89) [0x7eff66a21c89]

[pastec:19917] [ 5] /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/openmpi/mca_btl_openib.so(+0x1403d) [0x7eff66a1703d]

[pastec:19917] [ 6] /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/openmpi/mca_pml_ob1.so(+0x120e6) [0x7eff676670e6]

[pastec:19917] [ 7] /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/openmpi/mca_pml_ob1.so(+0x6273) [0x7eff6765b273]

[pastec:19917] [ 8] /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/openmpi/mca_coll_tuned.so(+0x1b2f) [0x7eff65539b2f]

[pastec:19917] [ 9] /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/openmpi/mca_coll_tuned.so(+0xa5cf) [0x7eff655425cf]

[pastec:19917] [10] /usr/lib64/openmpi/lib/libmpi.so.0(MPI_Barrier+0x9e) [0x3a54c4c94e]

[pastec:19917] [11] ./b.out(main+0x6e) [0x400a42]

[pastec:19917] [12] /lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xfd) [0x34a841ee5d]

[pastec:19917] [13] ./b.out() [0x400919]

[pastec:19917] *** End of error message ***

[pastec.gtri.gatech.edu:19913] [[18526,0],0]-[[18526,1],1] mca_oob_tcp_msg_recv: readv failed: Connection reset by peer (104)


mpirun noticed that process rank 1 with PID 19917 on node pastec.gtri.gatech.edu exited on signal 11 (Segmentation fault).