[mpich-discuss] MPICH 3.4.1 and macOS 11.2 (aka Big Sur)

Blaise A Bourdin bourdin at lsu.edu
Thu Feb 18 15:59:09 CST 2021

Absolutely no issues here when using gcc10 from homebrew both on intel and ARM.
Here is my configuration options:
./configure --prefix=$MPICH_HOME        \
            --enable-fast=all,O3        \
            --enable-g=dbg              \
            --enable-romio              \
            --enable-shared             \
            --enable-sharedlibs=gcc-osx \
            --with-pm=hydra             \
            CC=gcc-10 CXX=g++-10 FC=gfortran-10 F77=gfortran-10 \
            CFLAGS="-fgnu89-inline -Wno-deprecated" \
            CXXFLAGS="-Wno-deprecated" \


On Feb 18, 2021, at 3:53 PM, Allen Sanderson via discuss <discuss at mpich.org<mailto:discuss at mpich.org>> wrote:


First post to the discussion board. I made the mistake of upgrading to macOS 11.2 (aka Big Sur). I was able to build MPICH 3.4.1 successfully and integrate it with an application. However, when I ran, MPICH crashed. Here is the initial output:

Abort(1) on node 0: Internal error
0   libpmpi.12.dylib                    0x00000001068c2159 MPL_backtrace_show + 57
1   libpmpi.12.dylib                    0x000000010684e874 MPIR_Assert_fail + 36
2   libpmpi.12.dylib                    0x0000000106897bc8 MPIDI_OFI_mpi_init_hook + 4472
3   libpmpi.12.dylib                    0x00000001068790d3 MPID_Init + 3091
4   libpmpi.12.dylib                    0x00000001066ae70b MPIR_Init_thread + 219
5   libmpi.12.dylib                     0x00000001064bb897 MPI_Init + 279

I have not yet dug into the issue any further. Before doing so I wanted to first check to see if others have successfully built and run via macOS 11.2. If so I would appreciate any pointers. If it is known that it will not yet work, that would be good information as well so not to spend anytime digging.

I should note that on another machine, I was wiser and upgraded to macOS 10.5.7 (aka Catalina) and built and ran with 3.3.1 that worked fine running in parallel.



Allen Sanderson
SCI Institute
University of Utah

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