[petsc-dev] OpenMPI is a menace

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Sun Nov 4 21:55:50 CST 2012

I just bumped the thread on this over on their mailing list.

Educating users about LD_LIBRARY_PATH is a losing battle, in my opinion.

The one-sided bugs are more egregious, in my opinion. Refusing to give an
error message and instead corrupting program data and seg-faulting is

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 9:48 PM, Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:38 PM, "C. Bergström" <cbergstrom at pathscale.com>wrote:
>> On 11/ 5/12 10:13 AM, Matthew Knepley wrote:
>>> I am tired of wasting time on their stupid bugs which we report but are
>>> never fixed. Is there a way to retaliate without grenades?
>> Switch over to HPX?
>> http://stellar.cct.lsu.edu/**tag/hpx/<http://stellar.cct.lsu.edu/tag/hpx/>
>> I'm not sure it's at a point where it can handle petsc, but keep it in
>> mind for 2013.  I'm cc'ing one of the devs who is probably not subscribed,
>> but can answer questions.  (bandwidth permitting and maybe delayed until
>> @SC12 or after)
>> -----------
>> Option 2 - We (PathScale) have been considering to take on shipping a
>> supported version of OpenMPI for some time.  If anyone would be interested
>> in add-on support or just paying a bounty to fix bugs - We may be able to
>> work it out.  (Not the perfect open source answer, but maybe it's better
>> (cheaper?) than grenades..
>> Which bugs are you specifically interested in getting fixed?
> When they install to a non-standard location, they do not add RPATH
> support for the
> library link in their compiler wrappers.
>    Matt
> --
> What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
> experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
> experiments lead.
> -- Norbert Wiener
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