[mpich-discuss] bug in MPI_File_write_all?

CANELA-XANDRI Oriol Oriol.CAnela-Xandri at roslin.ed.ac.uk
Wed May 21 05:50:08 CDT 2014

Ok, so it seems a problem with parallel access to this file system. Other network file systems like NFS, for instance, should not be a problem, right?

Do you know if there is some method just for checking that this kind of problems will not arise in a particular system (with an 'unknown' file system)?

Many thanks,


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On 05/20/2014 09:37 AM, CANELA-XANDRI Oriol wrote:
> I am writing on a sshfs... Now, I tried on the 'local' disk (I am inside a virtual machine) and there seems that works ok. So, the problem is related with the sshfs?

sshfs and other fuse-based file systems have page-based accesses.  If two processes attempt to write different parts of the same page, it might not be clear who should win.

I don't know the exact details of the ssshfs/fusefs consistency semantics, but apparently they are not adequate for parallel access.


Rob Latham
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