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0000579OpenFOAM[All Projects] Bugpublic2012-08-03 10:42
Reporteruser219Assigned Touser2 
Status resolvedResolutionno change required 
PlatformLinuxOSOpenSuseOS Version11.3
Product Version 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0000579: LTSReactingParcelFoam crashes running in parallel (with MPI)
Descriptionboth tutorials(verticalChannel and counterFlowFlame2D) crashes, running in parallel, with LTSReactingParcelFoam
Steps To Reproducecopy the decomposeParDict from

then blockMesh and mpirun
TagsNo tags attached.



2012-08-01 13:26


What error message(s) do you receive? running locally on an OpenSUSE 11.3 system both cases worked well.


2012-08-01 14:19


I receive this message:

Creating multi-variate interpolation scheme

Selecting radiationModel none

Constructing reacting cloud
[1] read failed
[1] From function UIPstream::UIPstream(const commsTypes, const int, DynamicList<char>&, streamFormat, versionNumber)
[1] in file UIPread.C at line 114.
FOAM parallel run aborting
Creating sources

Creating field source list from sourcesProperties

Creating porous zones

Starting time loop

Time = 1

Time scales min/max:
[1] #0 Foam::error: PrintStack(Foam::Ostream&) in "/home/usr/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.x/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/lib/"
[1] #1 Foam::error::abort() in "/home/usr/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.x/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/lib/"
[1] #2 Foam::UIPstream::UIPstream(Foam::UPstream::commsTypes, int, Foam::DynamicList<char, 0u, 2u, 1u>&, int&, int, bool, Foam::IOstream::streamFormat, Foam::IOstream::versionNumber) in "/home/usr/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.x/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/lib/openmpi-1.5.3/"
[1] #3 Foam::IPstream::IPstream(Foam::UPstream::commsTypes, int, int, int, Foam::IOstream::streamFormat, Foam::IOstream::versionNumber) in "/home/usr/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.x/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/lib/"
[1] #4 Foam::IOdictionary::readFile(bool) in "/home/usr/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.x/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/lib/"
[1] #5 Foam::IOdictionary::IOdictionary(Foam::IOobject const&) in "/home/usr/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.x/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/lib/"
[1] #6 Foam::IObasicSourceList::IObasicSourceList(Foam::fvMesh const&) in "/home/usr/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.x/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/lib/"
[1] #7
[1] in "/home/usr/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-2.1.x/platforms/linux64GccDPOpt/bin/LTSReactingParcelFoam"
[1] #8 __libc_start_main in "/lib64/"
[1] #9
[1] at /usr/src/packages/BUILD/glibc-2.11.2/csu/../sysdeps/x86_64/elf/start.S:116
MPI_ABORT was invoked on rank 1 in communicator MPI_COMM_WORLD
with errorcode 1.

NOTE: invoking MPI_ABORT causes Open MPI to kill all MPI processes.
You may or may not see output from other processes, depending on
exactly when Open MPI kills them.
mpirun has exited due to process rank 1 with PID 12051 on
node linux-62ig exiting improperly. There are two reasons this could occur:

1. this process did not call "init" before exiting, but others in
the job did. This can cause a job to hang indefinitely while it waits
for all processes to call "init". By rule, if one process calls "init",
then ALL processes must call "init" prior to termination.

2. this process called "init", but exited without calling "finalize".
By rule, all processes that call "init" MUST call "finalize" prior to
exiting or it will be considered an "abnormal termination"

This may have caused other processes in the application to be
terminated by signals sent by mpirun (as reported here).


2012-08-01 16:02


in your etc/controlDict, what settings are you using for fileModificationChecking and commsType? e.g. I'm using

    fileModificationChecking timeStampMaster;
    commsType nonBlocking;


2012-08-02 07:12


Last edited: 2012-08-02 10:13

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the same as you are

fileModificationChecking timeStampMaster;//inotify;timeStamp;inotifyMaster;
commsType nonBlocking; //scheduled; //blocking;


2012-08-02 22:57

updater   ~0001545

Last edited: 2012-08-02 23:07

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@GenaRisch: which commit are you using? Run "git log -1" to check which one.
Also try the latest git commit of OpenFOAM 2.1.x. Additionally, check the attached prepared case, based on your instructions, just to make 100% certain the same test is being performed.

@andy: Attached is both said prepared case for parallel execution, using 2 sub-domains and following the "Steps To Reproduce", as well as the logs (serial_and_parallel_logs.tar.gz) for the serial and parallel executions. There is a significant difference in the minimum value for the temperature, seen in the logs, possibly related to the original issue.

(edit: forgot to point the temperatures) On the last iteration:
Serial - T gas min/max = 389.555623, 573
Parallel - T gas min/max = 337.0483616, 573

Specs I used:
$ git log -1:
commit 334ec14f742f95b1198bc0de318d625fc724b5e7
Author: Henry <Henry>
Date: Thu Aug 2 14:13:23 2012 +0100

Test system: Ubuntu 11.10 x86_64, Gcc 4.6.1.


2012-08-02 22:57


verticalChannelPar.tar.gz (7,354 bytes)


2012-08-02 22:57


serial_and_parallel_logs.tar.gz (177,282 bytes)


2012-08-02 23:04

updater   ~0001546

By the way, I remembered now seeing a commit that might be the one that fixed the original reported issue, namely commit 7d703d585daf11438fbc4ad3bae01199675e7f78:


2012-08-03 08:47


on the local workstation i use

commit 223b594ad0fff19dcd066fd9e7ede4200e1e95ca
Author: sergio <sergio>
Date: Tue May 8 17:27:57 2012 +0100

but this error occurs on other machines, with the newest commit at the date I submitted, too

now with the changes in dictionaryIO.C and UIPread.C parallel running works



2012-08-03 09:30


T gas min.png (56,389 bytes)
T gas min.png (56,389 bytes)


2012-08-03 09:30


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i think it is just an unlucky "Time" you compared
as you can see in the attached plot both parallel and serial T gas min are approximately in the same range


2012-08-03 10:42


thanks for the responses

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-07-09 15:11 user219 New Issue
2012-08-01 13:26 user2 Note Added: 0001528
2012-08-01 14:19 user219 Note Added: 0001529
2012-08-01 16:02 user2 Note Added: 0001531
2012-08-02 07:12 user219 Note Added: 0001534
2012-08-02 10:13 user219 Note Edited: 0001534 View Revisions
2012-08-02 22:57 wyldckat Note Added: 0001545
2012-08-02 22:57 wyldckat File Added: verticalChannelPar.tar.gz
2012-08-02 22:57 wyldckat File Added: serial_and_parallel_logs.tar.gz
2012-08-02 22:58 wyldckat Note Edited: 0001545 View Revisions
2012-08-02 23:04 wyldckat Note Added: 0001546
2012-08-02 23:07 wyldckat Note Edited: 0001545 View Revisions
2012-08-03 08:47 user219 Note Added: 0001547
2012-08-03 09:30 user219 File Added: T gas min.png
2012-08-03 09:30 user219 Note Added: 0001549
2012-08-03 09:34 user219 Note Edited: 0001549 View Revisions
2012-08-03 10:42 user2 Note Added: 0001550
2012-08-03 10:42 user2 Status new => resolved
2012-08-03 10:42 user2 Resolution open => no change required
2012-08-03 10:42 user2 Assigned To => user2