[GE users] OpenMPI RLIMIT_MEMLOCK problem

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Wed Dec 3 22:06:34 GMT 2008

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I posted this earlier, but it never showed up on the list. Probably b/c
I unsubscribed before SC08 and forget to resubscribe. If if the first
attempt shows up, I apologize for posting twice.

I'm using SGE 6.2 with OpenMPI 1.2.8.

I just setup OpenMPI tight integration following the instructions here:


I then defined my exec_params to set H_MEMLOCK=unlimited as described here:


Unfortunately, when I submit an MPI job, I still get MEMLOCK errors:

libibverbs: Warning: RLIMIT_MEMLOCK is 11162 bytes.
    This will severely limit memory registrations.
libibverbs: Warning: RLIMIT_MEMLOCK is 11199 bytes.
    This will severely limit memory registrations.
libibverbs: Warning: RLIMIT_MEMLOCK is 11181 bytes.
    This will severely limit memory registrations.

To make sure my parameters were took effect, I even stopped and
restarted sge_execd on every compute node with no luck.

Any ideas? Relevant configuration information is below. Please note that
in qconf I've tried

1. execd_params H_MEMORYLOCKED=ulimited
2. execd_params S_MEMORYLOCKED=ulimited
3. execd_params S_MEMORYLOCKED=ulimited H_MEMORYLOCKED=ulimited

All 3 had the same result.

Let me know if additional/complete config information would be helpful.
I don't want to flood the list with unnecessary config information.

# qconf -sp orte
pe_name orte
slots 512
user_lists NONE
xuser_lists NONE
start_proc_args /bin/true
stop_proc_args /bin/true
allocation_rule $fill_up
control_slaves TRUE
job_is_first_task FALSE
urgency_slots min
accounting_summary FALSE

# qconf -sq all.q | grep pe_list
pe_list make orte

# qconf -sconf | grep execd_params
execd_params H_MEMORYLOCKED=unlimited

$ more xhpl.sh
#$ -S /bin/bash
#$ -N xhpl
#$ -pe orte 512
#$ -cwd
#$ -V


mpirun ./xhpl



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