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zhang__eric
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Intel MPI THREAD SPLIT Model causes segmentation fault

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I ran the thread_split_omp_for.c, thread_split_omp_task.c and thread_split_pthreads.c in example folder. However, if I set I_MPI_THREAD_SPLIT=1, these example failed.

As for thread_split_omp_for.c, I try the folloing configuration:

MPI Version (release_mt): 2019.0.117(no output), 19.1(seg fault), 2019.3.199(seg fault)

OFED version: MLNX_OFED_LINUX-4.4-2.0.7.0 (OFED-4.4-2.0.7)

Environment variables (and several combinations of these variables):

export I_MPI_THREAD_SPLIT=1
export I_MPI_THREAD_RUNTIME=openmp
export I_MPI_THREAD_MAX=2
export I_MPI_FABRICS=tcp:tcp 
export I_MPI_DEBUG=5

The output is empty or as following shows 

===================================================================================
=   BAD TERMINATION OF ONE OF YOUR APPLICATION PROCESSES
=   RANK 0 PID 98389 RUNNING AT i1
=   KILLED BY SIGNAL: 11 (Segmentation fault)
===================================================================================

===================================================================================
=   BAD TERMINATION OF ONE OF YOUR APPLICATION PROCESSES
=   RANK 1 PID 98390 RUNNING AT i1
=   KILLED BY SIGNAL: 11 (Segmentation fault)
===================================================================================

I don't know whether it is a configuration mistake or an MPI bug. Could you help me with this?

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Mikhail_S_Intel
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Hi Eric,

Please try to use IMPI 2019 U4. Till U4 we supported thread-split for Omni-Path only. Since U4 we support InfiniBand and Ethernet too. And I would suggest to start with IMB-MT as example.

source mpivars.sh release_mt

I_MPI_THREAD_SPLIT=1 OMP_NUM_THREADS=4 I_MPI_DEBUG=1 mpiexec.hydra -n 2 -ppn 1 -hosts h1,h2 IMB-MT -thread_level multiple allreducemt

...
[0] MPI startup(): THREAD_SPLIT mode is switched on, 4 endpoints in use

...
# #processes = 2 (threads: 4)
       #bytes #repetitions  t_min[usec]  t_max[usec]  t_avg[usec]
           16         1000        13.60        16.39        14.31
           32         1000        13.65        16.45        14.40
           64         1000        15.38        18.61        16.28
          128         1000        15.48        18.59        16.30
 

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zhang__eric
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What's more, some times I only get output from master threads

xxx@i1:~/examples$ I_MPI_DEBUG=5 ./mpi_run.sh
MPI startup(): tcp:tcp fabric is unknown or has been removed from the product, please use ofi or shm:ofi instead

[0] MPI startup(): libfabric version: 1.8.0a1-impi

[0] MPI startup(): libfabric provider: verbs;ofi_rxm

[0] MPI startup(): THREAD_SPLIT mode is switched on, 1 endpoints in use
[0] MPI startup(): Rank    Pid      Node name  Pin cpu
[0] MPI startup(): 0       76995    i1         {0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,52,53,54,55,
                                 56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77}
[0] MPI startup(): 1       76996    i1         {26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,78
                                 ,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100,101,102,103}
[0] MPI startup(): I_MPI_ROOT=/opt/spack/spack-avx512/opt/spack/linux-debian9-x86_64/gcc-8.2.0/intel-mpi-2019.3.199-ooicvtdn7kvu2yr7dzoggbn4tizn5eri/compilers_and_libraries_2019.3.199/linux/mpi
[0] MPI startup(): I_MPI_MPIRUN=mpirun
[0] MPI startup(): I_MPI_HYDRA_TOPOLIB=hwloc
[0] MPI startup(): I_MPI_INTERNAL_MEM_POLICY=default
[0] MPI startup(): I_MPI_FABRICS=tcp:tcp
[0] MPI startup(): I_MPI_THREAD_SPLIT=1
[0] MPI startup(): I_MPI_THREAD_RUNTIME=openmp
[0] MPI startup(): I_MPI_DEBUG=5
[0] MPI startup(): threading: mode: direct
[0] MPI startup(): threading: vnis: 1
[0] MPI startup(): threading: app_threads: 52
[0] MPI startup(): threading: runtime: openmp
[0] MPI startup(): threading: is_threaded: 1
[0] MPI startup(): threading: async_progress: 0
[0] MPI startup(): threading: num_pools: 64
[0] MPI startup(): threading: lock_level: nolock
[0] MPI startup(): threading: enable_sep: 0
[0] MPI startup(): threading: direct_recv: 0
[0] MPI startup(): threading: zero_op_flags: 0
[0] MPI startup(): threading: num_am_buffers: 8
[0] MPI startup(): threading: library is built with per-object thread granularity
Thread 0: allreduce returned 0
Thread 0: allreduce returned 0

===================================================================================
=   BAD TERMINATION OF ONE OF YOUR APPLICATION PROCESSES
=   RANK 0 PID 76995 RUNNING AT i1
=   KILLED BY SIGNAL: 11 (Segmentation fault)
===================================================================================

===================================================================================
=   BAD TERMINATION OF ONE OF YOUR APPLICATION PROCESSES
=   RANK 1 PID 76996 RUNNING AT i1
=   KILLED BY SIGNAL: 11 (Segmentation fault)
===================================================================================

with environment as

export I_MPI_THREAD_SPLIT=1
export I_MPI_THREAD_RUNTIME=openmp
export OMP_NUM_THREADS=2
export I_MPI_THREAD_MAX=2
export I_MPI_DEBUG=5

Mikhail_S_Intel
Employee
527 Views

Hi Eric,

Please try to use IMPI 2019 U4. Till U4 we supported thread-split for Omni-Path only. Since U4 we support InfiniBand and Ethernet too. And I would suggest to start with IMB-MT as example.

source mpivars.sh release_mt

I_MPI_THREAD_SPLIT=1 OMP_NUM_THREADS=4 I_MPI_DEBUG=1 mpiexec.hydra -n 2 -ppn 1 -hosts h1,h2 IMB-MT -thread_level multiple allreducemt

...
[0] MPI startup(): THREAD_SPLIT mode is switched on, 4 endpoints in use

...
# #processes = 2 (threads: 4)
       #bytes #repetitions  t_min[usec]  t_max[usec]  t_avg[usec]
           16         1000        13.60        16.39        14.31
           32         1000        13.65        16.45        14.40
           64         1000        15.38        18.61        16.28
          128         1000        15.48        18.59        16.30
 

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zhang__eric
Beginner
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Success with IMPI 19 U4. Thanks a lot.

BTW, if there were version requirements in Developer Reference, it would help many others from this pitfalls. :)

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