[petsc-dev] Any plan to add ParMetis-3.1.1?

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Mar 23 11:31:24 CDT 2010

On Tue, 23 Mar 2010, Jed Brown wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Mar 2010 11:00:04 -0500, Keita Teranishi <keita at cray.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to know if you have had any problem with 3.1.1 and if you
> > have any plan to introduce this version in the forthcoming PETSc
> > release.
> I have had a local ParMetis-3.1.1 install for more than a year, with
> both petsc-release 3.0.0 and petsc-dev.  If you have installed
> ParMetis-3.1.1 yourself, then you should have no problems
> --with-parmetis-dir=/path/to/parmetis-3.1.1.
> I didn't realize that --download-parmetis installs ParMetis-3.1.0 (plus
> some patches), but I expect that there will be no problem updating that
> to 3.1.1 (this is independent of PETSc's release, the ParMetis API did
> not change).

Well the parmetis tarball [used by petsc] appears to have quiet a few
custom patches. Matt would have to go through some of that stuff to
see if they need to be migrated to ParMetis-3.1.0 or not.

Also - at some point I redid the parmetis build makefiles to make it
easy for petsc configure to build parmetis. We have to go throught
that part aswell [and see if its still necessary] before we can
migrate --download-parmetis to this new version.

So - lot of patches to check. [so I punted it earler when I visited
this issue].


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