[slurm-users] problems with slurm and openmpi

Cyrus Proctor cproctor at tacc.utexas.edu
Tue Mar 12 21:07:02 UTC 2019

Both your Slurm and OpenMPI config.logs would be helpful in debugging 
here. Throw in your slurm.conf as well for good measure. Also, what type 
of system are you running, what type of high speed fabric are you trying 
to run on, and what's your driver stack look like?

I know the feeling and will try to lend any extra bubble gum and duct 
tape I can.

On 3/12/19 3:53 PM, Riccardo Veraldi wrote:
> Hello,
> after trynig hard for over 10 days I am forced to write to the list.
> I am not able to have SLURM work with openmpi. Openmpi compiled 
> binaries won't run on slurm, while all non openmpi progs run just fine 
> under "srun". I am using SLURM 18.08.5 building the rpm from the 
> tarball: rpmbuild -ta slurm-18.08.5-2.tar.bz2
> prior to bulid SLURM I installed openmpi 4.0.0 which has built in pmix 
> support. the pmix libraries are in /usr/lib64/pmix/ which is the 
> default installation path.
> The problem is that hellompi is not working if I launch in from srun. 
> of course it runs outside slurm.
> [psanagpu105:10995] OPAL ERROR: Not initialized in file 
> pmix3x_client.c at line 113
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The application appears to have been direct launched using "srun",
> but OMPI was not built with SLURM's PMI support and therefore cannot
> execute. There are several options for building PMI support under
> SLURM, depending upon the SLURM version you are using:
>   version 16.05 or later: you can use SLURM's PMIx support. This
>   requires that you configure and build SLURM --with-pmix.
>   Versions earlier than 16.05: you must use either SLURM's PMI-1 or
>   PMI-2 support. SLURM builds PMI-1 by default, or you can manually
>   install PMI-2. You must then build Open MPI using --with-pmi pointing
>   to the SLURM PMI library location.
> Please configure as appropriate and try again.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *** An error occurred in MPI_Init
> *** on a NULL communicator
> *** MPI_ERRORS_ARE_FATAL (processes in this communicator will now abort,
> ***    and potentially your MPI job)
> [psanagpu105:10995] Local abort before MPI_INIT completed completed 
> successfully, but am not able to aggregate error messages, and not 
> able to guarantee that all other processes were killed!
> srun: error: psanagpu105: task 0: Exited with exit code 1
> I really have no clue. I even reinstalled openmpi on a specific 
> different path /opt/openmpi/4.0.0
> anyway seems like slurm does not know how to fine the MPI libraries 
> even though they are there and right now in the default path /usr/lib64
> even using --mpi=pmi2 or --mpi=openmpi does not fix the problem and 
> the same error message is given to me.
> srun --mpi=list
> srun: MPI types are...
> srun: none
> srun: openmpi
> srun: pmi2
> Any hint how could I fix this problem ?
> thanks a lot
> Rick

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