Problems using external packages Spooles and Hypre with PETSc v2. 3.1

Hong Zhang hzhang at
Fri Jun 2 08:46:39 CDT 2006


> I am using Spooles downloaded from the PETSc ftp site and built into
> PETSC_DIR/externalpackages. When solving a partcular problem I am getting
> the error:
> MatFactorNumeric_MPIAIJSpooles line 199
> src/mat/impls/aij/mpi/spooles/mpispooles.c
> MatLUFactorNumeric line 2200 src/mat/interface/matix.c
> KSPSetUp line 183 src/ksp/ksp/interface/itfunc.c
> KSPSolve line 305 src/ksp/ksp/interface/itfunc.c

May I have the complete error message after the crash?
Can you run
with the cmd:

mpirun -np 2 ./ex5 -ksp_type preonly -pc_type lu -mat_type aijspooles?


> The problem also occurs in serial.
> I am using Hypre v1.10.0b downloaded from the LLNL site and built separatly
> to PETSc. When I have been using Pilut and Parasails as either global
> problem preconditioners of as sub preconditioners for ASM or BJACOBI, I have
> been getting errors indicating that there could be a memory access out of
> range. I suspect that there may be a memory overwrite or mismatch occuring
> somewhere. Note that BOOMERAMG and EUCLID seem to work OK. Again these
> problems were not apparent when I was using PETSc v2.3.0.
> Have there been any significant changes in the PETSc source that handles
> Spooles and Hypre between versions 2.3.0 and 2.3.1 that could be causing
> these problems? I don't really want to go back to using PETSc v2.3.0 if I
> can help it. I don't know if it makes any difference, but I am using the
> Fortran interface to PETSc.
> Hope you can help.
> Regards
> Stephen R. Ball
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