[Users] Compilation failure with xlc compiler

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Fri Feb 18 18:21:48 CST 2011


As Roland indicates, this is an issue with the Fortran compiler. The
option -qextname modifies the Fortran name mangling to add an
underscore to Fortran name, so that Fortran and C names differ. You
then need to reconfigure (run the *-config stage), so that Cactus
detects this change. You will then also need to delete all existing
object files (make *-clean).


On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Roland Haas
<roland.haas at physics.gatech.edu> wrote:
> Hello Wolfgang, Erik,
>> Thanks. I tried a few of those compiler switches without luck, so tried
>> to find the root of the problem. Looking at the code in the build
>> directory, i.e. the source file that actually gets compiled, I notice
>> that the function lc_statmap_ini IS indeed redeclared. In the source
>> (not build) directry, we have the lines in loopcontrol.c:
>> 945 void
>> 946 CCTK_FNAME (lc_statmap_init) (int * restrict const initialised,
>> 947                               lc_statmap_t * restrict const lm,
>> 948                               ONE_FORTSTRING_ARG)
> This won't help you fix the error (but might tell you why you encounter it),
> but the Cactus user guide says that (section C1.9.4 "Calls between Different
> Programming Languages"):
> --8<--
> void CCTK FCALL CCTK FNAME(<routine name>)(int *ierr, <argument list>)
> <rewrite routine code, or call C routine itself>
> The convention used in Cactus, is that <routine name> be the same as any C
> routine name, and that this is mixed-case. The macros change the case and
> number of underscores of the routine name to match that expected by Fortran.
> --8<--
> so if your Fortran compiler uses no extra underscores in functions names
> (which is what it seems gfortran seems to do) and makes all Fortran function
> names lowercase (and Cactus detected this behaviour correctly), then
> LoopControl is using something "different" than the convention when using
> CCTK_FNAME (lc_statmap_init). Of course it could also be that CCTK_FNAME was
> not correctly set up during the configuration stage.
> Yours,
> Roland
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