I am working with Intel's MKL in C++ and I get a lot of runtime errors with themkl_free(some_matrix); call. Usually, it just hangs when it reaches the matrix. What are the reasons that can cause it to fail?
Thanks for your reply Sergey. I am using MS Visual Studio 2008 to build with MKL 11.0.5. When I run the application in Release mode, the program simply hangs so I was looking for ideas on how to debug the issue. A sample of the mkl_free() call can be found here on line 1464:
Sergey Kostrov wrote:
>>...the mkl_free( some_matrix )
It is not enough and more technical details are needed.
>>...What are the reasons that can cause it to fail?
Please provide an example of how you use MKL functions.
I revive this old post because I have some problems with mkl_free that throws exceptions and I disagree with your answers.
Compared to all of you I'm a ultra-novice programmer, but I heard that, if I have to write a function/method, I have two choices:
1 - make it exception free
2 - don't make it exception free
If 1 applies then we would be all happy.
If 2 applies I have two choices:
2a - my software is open-source and I don't want to support any user that would use my library/program. I could say:
"An exception is thrown? P**s off, and give a look at the definition yourself"
2b - my software is closed, I sell it, I make a lot of money and just because of this I provide a rich documentation about every single exception that can be thrown.
No matter "how you use MKL functions", no matter about "technical details" of the end-user program.
It's true: at 99% the user is wrong. He misused the function, he messed up everything, etc... but let him discover his own mistakes ! Let him debug his own code! Don't give him bread. Give him the tools needed to grow wheat.
Having said that, I might be wrong and if so I'm sorry, but if not, please think about it.