[petsc-users] `snes+ksponly` did not update the solution when ksp failed.

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 07:00:47 CDT 2023

On Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 2:41 AM Zongze Yang <yangzongze at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Hope this email finds you well. I am using firedrake to solve linear
> problems, which use SNES with KSPONLY.
> I found that the solution did not update when the `ksp` failed with DIVERGED_ITS.
> The macro `SNESCheckKSPSolve` called in `SNESSolve_KSPONLY` make it
> return before the solution is updated.

Yes, this is the intended behavior. We do not guarantee cleanup on errors.

> Is this behavior as expected? Can I just increase the value of `maxLinearSolveFailures`
> to make the solution updated without introducing other side effects?

Yes, that is right. It will not have other side effects with this SNES type.



> Best wishes,
> Zongze

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experiments lead.
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