[petsc-users] MPI_FILE_OPEN in PETSc crashes

Danyang Su danyang.su at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 13:34:32 CDT 2014

Hi There,

I have some parallel mpi output codes that works fine without PETSc but 
crashes when compiled with PETSc. To make the problem easy, I test the 
following example which has the same problem. This example is modified 
It works without PETSc but if I comment out "use mpi" and add PETSc 
include, it crashes at MPI_FILE_OPEN because of access violation.

Shall I rewrite all the MPI Parallel output with PetscBinaryOpen 
or PetscViewerBinaryOpen 
relative functions? Considering the parallel I/O efficiency, which is 
more preferable?

Thanks and regards,


     ! Fortran 90 users can (and should) use
     !use mpi
     ! instead of include 'mpif.h' if their MPI implementation provides a
     ! mpi module.
     !include 'mpif.h'

     !For PETSc, use the following "include"s
#include <finclude/petscsys.h>
#include <finclude/petscviewer.h>
#include <finclude/petscviewer.h90>
     integer ierr, i, myrank, BUFSIZE, thefile
     parameter (BUFSIZE=10)
     integer buf(BUFSIZE)
     integer(kind=MPI_OFFSET_KIND) disp

     call MPI_INIT(ierr)
     call MPI_COMM_RANK(MPI_COMM_WORLD, myrank, ierr)

     do i = 1, BUFSIZE
         buf(i) = myrank * BUFSIZE + i

     write(*,'(a,1x,i6,1x,a,1x,10(i6,1x))') "myrank", myrank, "buf",buf

     call MPI_FILE_OPEN(MPI_COMM_WORLD, 'testfile.txt', &
                        MPI_MODE_CREATE + MPI_MODE_WRONLY, &
                        MPI_INFO_NULL, thefile, ierr)
     ! assume 4-byte integers
     disp = myrank * BUFSIZE * 4

     !Use the following two functions
     !call MPI_FILE_SET_VIEW(thefile, disp, MPI_INTEGER, &
     !                       MPI_INTEGER, 'native', &
     !                       MPI_INFO_NULL, ierr)
     !call MPI_FILE_WRITE(thefile, buf, BUFSIZE, MPI_INTEGER, &
     !                    MPI_STATUS_IGNORE, ierr)

     !Or use the following one function
     call MPI_FILE_WRITE_AT(thefile, disp, buf, BUFSIZE, MPI_INTEGER, &
                         MPI_STATUS_IGNORE, ierr)

     call MPI_FILE_CLOSE(thefile, ierr)
     call MPI_FINALIZE(ierr)

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