[gmx-users] Segmentation fault in mdrun!!!!!!!!!!!!
barrett at biop.ox.ac.uk
Mon Feb 24 10:46:17 CET 2003
I had a similar problem last week.i.e. a segmentation fault in mdrun. It
arose because I had several parameters set very wrongly leading to
enormous values for the x y and z coordinates for my atoms (and I mean
huge: ~ solar system radius !). I guess the byte size for those values
caused the array writing to spill outside of its allocated area.
so: look back over your files, esp any called Step 0 or step -1 and see
if anything untoward is going on with the values that are being
barrett at biop.ox.ac.uk
>Some time ago I had a similar problem. It turned out to be unrelated to
>Gromacs. In fact, I had installed additional software on my machine that for
>some reason (that I did not further investigate in) interacted with gromacs
>(maybe setting "ulimit" or providing a command with a name is also used in
>The fix was to clean up my .bashrc (or .profile/.cshrc) and keep only
>Kind regards, Karsten.
>On Sunday 23 February 2003 21:15, David wrote:
>> On Sun, 2003-02-23 at 05:38, nanyu101 wrote:
>> > Dear gmx-users,
>> > I don't know what happened to my system.I just try to minimize my
>> > bilayer(POPC128a.PDB) downloaded from Dr.Tieleman't web.I think I'v
>> > succeeded in energy minimization and tried to run some dynamics
>> > simulation.But when I run, mdrun -s popcmd.tpr -o popcmd.trr -c
>> > popcmd.gro
>> > The system told as follows. The file popcmd.tpr comes from my energy
>> > minization's results.
>> > Back Off! I just backed up ener.edr to ./#ener.edr.1#
>> > starting mdrun 'popc'
>> > 20000 steps, 20.0 ps.
>> > Back Off! I just backed up popcem.trr to ./#popcem.trr.1#
>> > Segmentation fault
>> > Would you please tell me what happened?
>> What happened is a memory violation in the program. Writing an array
>> outside its bounds. This can be due to two things: bugs, or large
>> forces. Since you have reported problems equilibrating your system the
>> latter seems most likely.
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