building julia with MKL



I am trying to build julia with MKL but I can’t get the Base.runtests(“linalg/arnoldi”) to succeed, i always get:

julia> Base.runtests("linalg/arnoldi")
Test (Worker)      | Time (s) | GC (s) | GC % | Alloc (MB) | RSS (MB)

signal (11): Segmentation fault
while loading /home/gertian/julia/usr/share/julia/test/linalg/arnoldi.jl, in expression starting on line 5
mkl_blas_avx2_xzdotc at /opt/intel/compilers_and_libraries_2018.1.163/linux/mkl/lib/intel64/ (unknown line)
ZDOTC at /opt/intel/compilers_and_libraries_2018.1.163/linux/mkl/lib/intel64/ (unknown line)
unknown function (ip: 0x8f)
unknown function (ip: 0x7fff9bee1f47)
unknown function (ip: 0x55ed23a39f9f)
Allocations: 8746084 (Pool: 8743977; Big: 2107); GC: 17
ERROR: A test has failed. Please submit a bug report (
including error messages above and the output of versioninfo():
Julia Version 0.6.1
Commit 0d7248e2ff (2017-10-24 22:15 UTC)
Platform Info:
  OS: Linux (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
  CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7600U CPU @ 2.80GHz
  BLAS: libmkl_rt
  LAPACK: libmkl_rt
  LIBM: libopenlibm
  LLVM: libLLVM-3.9.1 (ORCJIT, broadwell)

 [1] runtests(::String, ::Int64) at ./interactiveutil.jl:691
 [2] runtests(::String) at ./interactiveutil.jl:680

My make.user file is:

MKLLIB = $(MKLROOT)/lib/intel64

and I ran the following command right before make -j 4 :

$source /opt/intel/mkl/bin/ intel64 ilp64

Any ideas on what might have gone wrong ?

Intel guide for MKL+julia