3.1.5. Open MPI v3.0.x series

This file contains all the NEWS updates for the Open MPI v3.0.x series, in reverse chronological order. Open MPI version 3.0.6


March, 2020

  • Fix one-sided shared memory window configuration bug.

  • Fix support for PGI’18 compiler.

  • Fix run-time linker issues with OMPIO on newer Linux distros.

  • Allow the user to override modulefile_path in the Open MPI SRPM, even if install_in_opt is set to 1.

  • Properly detect ConnectX-6 HCAs in the openib BTL.

  • Fix segfault in the MTL/OFI initialization for large jobs.

  • Fix various portals4 control flow bugs.

  • Fix communications ordering for alltoall and Cartesian neighborhood collectives.

  • Fix an infinite recursion crash in the memory patcher on systems with glibc v2.26 or later (e.g., Ubuntu 18.04) when using certain OS-bypass interconnects. Open MPI version 3.0.5


November, 2019

  • Fix OMPIO issue limiting file reads/writes to 2GB. Thanks to Richard Warren for reporting the issue.

  • At run time, automatically disable Linux cross-memory attach (CMA) for vader BTL (shared memory) copies when running in user namespaces (i.e., containers). Many thanks to Adrian Reber for raising the issue and providing the fix.

  • Sending very large MPI messages using the ofi MTL will fail with some of the underlying Libfabric transports (e.g., PSM2 with messages >=4GB, verbs with messages >=2GB). Prior version of Open MPI failed silently; this version of Open MPI invokes the appropriate MPI error handler upon failure. See https://github.com/open-mpi/ompi/issues/7058 for more details. Thanks to Emmanuel Thomé for raising the issue.

  • Fix case where 0-extent datatypes might be eliminated during optimization. Thanks to Github user @tjahns for raising the issue.

  • Ensure that the MPIR_Breakpoint symbol is not optimized out on problematic platforms.

  • Fix OMPIO offset calculations with SEEK_END and SEEK_CUR in MPI_FILE_GET_POSITION. Thanks to Wei-keng Liao for raising the issue.

  • Fix corner case for datatype extent computations. Thanks to David Dickenson for raising the issue.

  • Fix MPI buffered sends with the “cm” PML.

  • Update to PMIx v2.2.3.

  • Fix ssh-based tree-based spawning at scale. Many thanks to Github user @zrss for the report and diagnosis.

  • Fix the Open MPI RPM spec file to not abort when grep fails. Thanks to Daniel Letai for bringing this to our attention.

  • Handle new SLURM CLI options (SLURM 19 deprecated some options that Open MPI was using). Thanks to Jordan Hayes for the report and the initial fix.

  • OMPI: fix division by zero with an empty file view.

  • Also handle shmat()/shmdt() memory patching with OS-bypass networks.

  • Add support for unwinding info to all files that are present in the stack starting from MPI_Init, which is helpful with parallel debuggers. Thanks to James Clark for the report and initial fix.

  • Fixed inadvertant use of bitwise operators in the MPI C++ bindings header files. Thanks to Bert Wesarg for the report and the fix.

  • Added configure option --disable-wrappers-runpath (alongside the already-existing --disable-wrappers-rpath option) to prevent Open MPI’s configure script from automatically adding runpath CLI options to the wrapper compilers. Open MPI version 3.0.4


April, 2019

  • Fix compile error when configured with --enable-mpi-java and --with-devel-headers. Thanks to @g-raffy for reporting the issue.

  • Fix possible floating point rounding and division issues in OMPIO which led to crashes and/or data corruption with very large data. Thanks to Axel Huebl and René Widera for identifing the issue, supplying and testing the fix (** also appeared: v3.0.4).

  • Use static_cast<> in mpi.h where appropriate. Thanks to @shadow-fx for identifying the issue.

  • Fix datatype issue with RMA accumulate. Thanks to Jeff Hammond for raising the issue.

  • Fix RMA accumulate of non-predefined datatypes with predefined operators. Thanks to Jeff Hammond for raising the issue.

  • Fix race condition when closing open file descriptors when launching MPI processes. Thanks to Jason Williams for identifying the issue and supplying the fix.

  • Fix Valgrind warnings for some MPI_TYPE_CREATE_* functions. Thanks to Risto Toijala for identifying the issue and supplying the fix.

  • Fix MPI_TYPE_CREATE_F90_{REAL,COMPLEX} for r=38 and r=308.

  • Fix assembly issues with old versions of gcc (<6.0.0) that affected the stability of shared memory communications (e.g., with the vader BTL).

  • Fix the OFI MTL handling of MPI_ANY_SOURCE.

  • Fix noisy errors in the openib BTL with regards to ibv_exp_query_device(). Thanks to Angel Beltre and others who reported the issue. Open MPI version 3.0.3


October, 2018

  • Fix race condition in MPI_THREAD_MULTIPLE support of non-blocking send/receive path.

  • Fix error handling SIGCHLD forwarding.

  • Add support for CHARACTER and LOGICAL Fortran datatypes for MPI_SIZEOF.

  • Fix compile error when using OpenJDK 11 to compile the Java bindings.

  • Fix crash when using a hostfile with a ‘user@host’ line.

  • Numerous Fortran ‘08 interface fixes.

  • TCP BTL error message fixes.

  • OFI MTL now will use any provider other than shm, sockets, tcp, udp, or rstream, rather than only supporting gni, psm, and psm2.

  • Disable async receive of CUDA buffers by default, fixing a hang on large transfers.

  • Support the BCM57XXX and BCM58XXX Broadcomm adapters.

  • Fix minmax datatype support in ROMIO.

  • Bug fixes in vader shared memory transport.

  • Support very large buffers with MPI_TYPE_VECTOR.

  • Fix hang when launching with mpirun on Cray systems.

  • Bug fixes in OFI MTL.

  • Assorted Portals 4.0 bug fixes.

  • Fix for possible data corruption in MPI_BSEND.

  • Move shared memory file for vader btl into /dev/shm on Linux.

  • Fix for MPI_ISCATTER/MPI_ISCATTERV Fortran interfaces with MPI_IN_PLACE.

  • Upgrade PMIx to v2.1.4.

  • Fix for Power9 built-in atomics.

  • Numerous One-sided bug fixes.

  • Fix for race condition in uGNI BTL.

  • Improve handling of large number of interfaces with TCP BTL.

  • Numerous UCX bug fixes.

  • Add support for QLogic and Broadcom Cumulus RoCE HCAs to Open IB BTL.

  • Add patcher support for aarch64.

  • Fix hang on Power and ARM when Open MPI was built with low compiler optimization settings. Open MPI version 3.0.2


June, 2018

  • Disable osc/pt2pt when using MPI_THREAD_MULTIPLE due to numerous race conditions in the component.

  • Fix dummy variable names for the mpi and mpi_f08 Fortran bindings to match the MPI standard. This may break applications which use name-based parameters in Fortran which used our internal names rather than those documented in the MPI standard.

  • Fixed MPI_SIZEOF in the “mpi” Fortran module for the NAG compiler.

  • Fix RMA function signatures for use-mpi-f08 bindings to have the asynchonous property on all buffers.

  • Fix Fortran MPI_COMM_SPAWN_MULTIPLE to properly follow the count length argument when parsing the array_of_commands variable.

  • Revamp Java detection to properly handle new Java versions which do not provide a javah wrapper.

  • Improved configure logic for finding the UCX library.

  • Add support for HDR InfiniBand link speeds.

  • Disable the POWER 7/BE block in configure. Note that POWER 7/BE is still not a supported platform, but it is no longer automatically disabled. See https://github.com/open-mpi/ompi/issues/4349#issuecomment-374970982 for more information. Open MPI version 3.0.1


March, 2018

  • Fix ability to attach parallel debuggers to MPI processes.

  • Fix a number of issues in MPI I/O found by the HDF5 test suite.

  • Fix (extremely) large message transfers with shared memory.

  • Fix out of sequence bug in multi-NIC configurations.

  • Fix stdin redirection bug that could result in lost input.

  • Disable the LSF launcher if CSM is detected.

  • Plug a memory leak in MPI_Mem_free(). Thanks to Philip Blakely for reporting.

  • Fix the tree spawn operation when the number of nodes is larger than the radix. Thanks to Carlos Eduardo de Andrade for reporting.

  • Fix Fortran 2008 macro in MPI extensions. Thanks to Nathan T. Weeks for reporting.

  • Add UCX to list of interfaces that OpenSHMEM will use by default.

  • Add --{enable|disable}-show-load-errors-by-default to control default behavior of the load errors option.

  • OFI MTL improvements: handle empty completion queues properly, fix incorrect error message around fi_getinfo(), use default progress option for provider by default, Add support for reading multiple CQ events in ofi_progress.

  • PSM2 MTL improvements: Allow use of GPU buffers, thread fixes.

  • Numerous corrections to memchecker behavior.

  • Add a mca parameter ras_base_launch_orted_on_hn to allow for launching MPI processes on the same node where mpirun is executing using a separate orte daemon, rather than the mpirun process. This may be useful to set to true when using SLURM, as it improves interoperability with SLURM’s signal propagation tools. By default it is set to false, except for Cray XC systems.

  • Fix a problem reported on the mailing separately by Kevin McGrattan and Stephen Guzik about consistency issues on NFS file systems when using OMPIO. This fix also introduces a new mca parameter fs_ufs_lock_algorithm which allows to control the locking algorithm used by ompio for read/write operations. By default, ompio does not perfom locking on local UNIX file systems, locks the entire file per operation on NFS file systems, and selective byte-range locking on other distributed file systems.

  • Add an mca parameter pmix_server_usock_connections to allow mpirun to support applications statically built against the Open MPI v2.x release, or installed in a container along with the Open MPI v2.x libraries. It is set to false by default. Open MPI version 3.0.0


September, 2017


Major new features:

  • Use UCX allocator for OSHMEM symmetric heap allocations to optimize intra-node data transfers. UCX SPML only.

  • Use UCX multi-threaded API in the UCX PML. Requires UCX 1.0 or later.

  • Added support for Flux PMI

  • Update embedded PMIx to version 2.1.0

  • Update embedded hwloc to version 1.11.7

  • Per Open MPI’s versioning scheme (see the README), increasing the major version number to 3 indicates that this version is not ABI-compatible with prior versions of Open MPI. In addition, there may be differences in MCA parameter names and defaults from previous releases. Command line options for mpirun and other commands may also differ from previous versions. You will need to recompile MPI and OpenSHMEM applications to work with this version of Open MPI.

  • With this release, Open MPI supports MPI_THREAD_MULTIPLE by default.

  • New configure options have been added to specify the locations of libnl and zlib.

  • A new configure option has been added to request Flux PMI support.

  • The help menu for mpirun and related commands is now context based. mpirun --help compatibility generates the help menu in the same format as previous releases.


Removed legacy support:

  • AIX is no longer supported.

  • Loadlever is no longer supported.

  • OpenSHMEM currently supports the UCX and MXM transports via the ucx and ikrit SPMLs respectively.

  • Remove IB XRC support from the OpenIB BTL due to lack of support.

  • Remove support for big endian PowerPC.

  • Remove support for XL compilers older than v13.1


Known issues:

  • MPI_Connect/accept between applications started by different mpirun commands will fail, even if ompi-server is running.