I believe that you can also add this to your LIB or LDFLAGS for 64-bit applications:

-Wl,-stack_addr,0xF10000000 -Wl,-stack_size,0x64000000

Warner Yuen

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On Apr 25, 2008, at 1:11 PM, users-request@open-mpi.org wrote:


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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 14:10:57 -0600
From: Brian Barrett <brbarret@open-mpi.org>
Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Memory question and possible bug in 64bit
addressing under Leopard!
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On Apr 25, 2008, at 2:06 PM, Gregory John Orris wrote:

produces a core dump on a machine with 12Gb of RAM.

and the error message

mpiexec noticed that job rank 0 with PID 75545 on node mymachine.com
exited on signal 4 (Illegal instruction).

However, substituting in

float *X = new float[n];
float X[n];


You're running off the end of the stack, because of the large amount  
of data you're trying to put there.  OS X by default has a tiny stack  
size, so codes that run on Linux (which defaults to a much larger  
stack size) sometimes show this problem.  Your best bets are either to  
increase the max stack size or (more portably) just allocate  
everything on the heap with malloc/new.

Hope this helps,


  Brian Barrett
  Open MPI developer