I am trying to compile OpenMPI on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 platform with the Sun Studio 12 compiler suite. (I currently have the Red Hat-bundled OpenMPI w/GNU compilers running).

I have already encountered and addressed the problem of the C++ compiler not working in 64 bit mode with the Red Hat-bundled GNU ld by not including sunCC in the OpenMPI compilation, since we do not need C++ support.

However, I have encountered another problem when attempting to compile (at the "make all" stage):

asm/.libs/libasm.a(atomic-asm.o): In function `opal_atomic_mb':
(.text+0x0): multiple definition of `opal_atomic_mb'
asm/.libs/libasm.a(asm.o):asm.c:(.text+0x0): first defined here
asm/.libs/libasm.a(atomic-asm.o): In function `opal_atomic_rmb':
(.text+0x6): multiple definition of `opal_atomic_rmb'
asm/.libs/libasm.a(asm.o):asm.c:(.text+0x10): first defined here

..(small excerpt)

Sun has published bug information about a similar error here:  http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6567405 but I don't know if it applies. Besides, their suggested fix is to change the source code, something I would be extremely reluctant to do.

The OpenMPI users mailing list has at one reference to this problem here: http://www.open-mpi.org/community/lists/users/2008/10/6908.php but I have not been able to find a solution.

I am enclosing a gzipped tar file with the configure output, config.log and make output as suggested.


I am using the following options to configure (based on the recommendations on the OpenMPI FAQ here: http://www.open-mpi.org/faq/?category=building#build-sun-compilers )This section references the errors found above but does not provide a work-around.

  $ ./configure CC=suncc F77=sunf77 FC=sunf90 --prefix=/export/home/segovia/RunTime_Environ/ --enable-heterogeneous --enable-shared--enable-orterun-prefix-by-default --enable-mpi-f90 --with-mpi-f90-size=small --disable-mpi-threads --disable-progress-threads --disable-debug --with-openib --without-udapl --disable-openib-ibcm

Has anyone been successful with this build? What options/workarounds were necessary to compile?

Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

Andrea Segovia
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