[petsc-users] VecView to hdf5 broken for large (complex) vectors

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Wed Apr 17 08:33:32 CDT 2019

"Smith, Barry F." <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:

>   This is fine for "hacking" on PETSc but worthless for any other package. Here is my concern, when someone 
> realizes there is a problem with a package they are using through a package manager they think, crud I have to
> 1) find the git repository for this package
> 2) git clone the package 
> 3) figure out how to build the package from source, is it ./configure, cmake, what are the needed arguments,... 
> 4) wait for the entire thing to build 
> then I can go in and investigate the problem and provide and test the fix via a pull request. Heck I'm not going to bother.

Thanks for explaining.  Yes, this could certainly be improved.  Spack
could run a git diff after a successful build and offer it as a patch.
That might help inform us about hacks that people need even if not
intended for acceptance as-is.

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