ksp follow-up Qs

tsjb00 tsjb00 at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 11 11:07:27 CDT 2009

Many thanks for your replies! I have three follow-up questions. I use the AIJ format for the matrix, BCGS for KSP and ILU for PC. The matrix changes with time.

Now I put PC and KSP definition in initialization. In each timestep, I redefine the matrix and rhs vector, use the KSPSetOperators and KSPSolve. When I run the program, I get the following error info, which seems to occur right before KSPSetOperators 
 [0]PETSC ERROR: --------------------- Error Message ------------------------------------
[0]PETSC ERROR: Arguments are incompatible!
[0]PETSC ERROR: Incompatible vector global lengths!
[0]PETSC ERROR: ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[0]PETSC ERROR: Petsc Release Version 3.0.0, Patch 5, Mon Apr 13 09:15:37 CDT 2009
[0]PETSC ERROR: See docs/changes/index.html for recent updates.
[0]PETSC ERROR: See docs/faq.html for hints about trouble shooting.
[0]PETSC ERROR: See docs/index.html for manual pages.
[0]PETSC ERROR: ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[0]PETSC ERROR: ../src_o_petsc/min3pp on a linux-gnu named pardiff by jinbei Fri Sep 11 08:49:22 2009
[0]PETSC ERROR: Libraries linked from /home/jinbei/Soft/petsc-3.0.0-p5/linux-gnu-c-debug/lib
[0]PETSC ERROR: Configure run at Thu Aug 20 11:36:14 2009
[0]PETSC ERROR: Configure options --with-cc=gcc --with-fc=ifort --download-f-blas-lapack=1 --download-mpich=1 --with-shared=0
[0]PETSC ERROR: ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[0]PETSC ERROR: VecCopy() line 1685 in src/vec/vec/interface/vector.c
[0]PETSC ERROR: KSPInitialResidual() line 60 in src/ksp/ksp/interface/itres.c
[0]PETSC ERROR: KSPSolve_BCGS() line 44 in src/ksp/ksp/impls/bcgs/bcgs.c
[0]PETSC ERROR: KSPSolve() line 385 in src/ksp/ksp/interface/itfunc.c

What might cause the problem? 

Another question is, the BCGS+ILU combination is kind of slow. Would you please give me some suggestions on how to optimize the solver performance? I've tried setting PC level to 1 and reducing maximum iterations, but doesn't really work well.

The last question is, if I want to use the true residual norm (based on  original A*x=y) and the norm of solution updates as the criteria of convergence, what functions would do? Any example in the package I can refer to?

Many thanks again and have a nice day!

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