Ipopt built with MKL not resolving dependencies when called from Julia


Hi all,
I have been trying to make Ipopt.jl to work with my Ipopt built against MKL using ICC (which is working without errors, all test passing). Following this topic I modified the file ~/.julia/v0.5/Ipopt/deps/deps.jl to point to my custom Ipopt. Then, I tried to run the test and I got the following error:

MKL FATAL ERROR: Cannot load libmkl_mc3.so or libmkl_def.so.
===================================[ ERROR: Ipopt ]====================================

failed process: Process(/usr/local/julia/julia-0.5.1/bin/julia -Cx86-64 -J/usr/local/julia/julia-0.5.1/lib/julia/sys.so --compile=yes --depwarn=yes --check-bounds=yes --code-coverage=none --color=yes --compilecache=yes /home/users/i/a/iaravena/.julia/v0.5/Ipopt/test/runtests.jl, ProcessExited(1)) [1]

ERROR: Ipopt had test errors
in #test#61(::Bool, ::Function, ::Array{AbstractString,1}) at ./pkg/entry.jl:749
in (::Base.Pkg.Entry.#kw##test)(::Array{Any,1}, ::Base.Pkg.Entry.#test, ::Array{AbstractString,1}) at ./:0
in (::Base.Pkg.Dir.##2#3{Array{Any,1},Base.Pkg.Entry.#test,Tuple{Array{AbstractString,1}}})() at ./pkg/dir.jl:31
in cd(::Base.Pkg.Dir.##2#3{Array{Any,1},Base.Pkg.Entry.#test,Tuple{Array{AbstractString,1}}}, ::String) at ./file.jl:59
in #cd#1(::Array{Any,1}, ::Function, ::Function, ::Array{AbstractString,1}, ::Vararg{Array{AbstractString,1},N}) at ./pkg/dir.jl:31
in (::Base.Pkg.Dir.#kw##cd)(::Array{Any,1}, ::Base.Pkg.Dir.#cd, ::Function, ::Array{AbstractString,1}, ::Vararg{Array{AbstractString,1},N}) at ./:0
in #test#3(::Bool, ::Function, ::String, ::Vararg{String,N}) at ./pkg/pkg.jl:258
in test(::String, ::Vararg{String,N}) at ./pkg/pkg.jl:258

Following other posts for Python with similar errors, I first verified that the directories containing those shared objects were included in LD_LIBRARY_PATH and that other environment variables required for ICC and MKL were set properly. Then I tried to load these shared objects directly to Julia with

cd("/usr/local/intel/ics_2013.0.028/composer_xe_2013.1.117/mkl/lib/intel64") do

only to realize that there were undefined symbols in both of them. Those symbols were defined in libiomp5.so, libmkl_core.so and libmkl_intel_thread.so and I was able to load the shared objects causing the MKL FATAL ERROR to Julia using

Libdl.dlopen("/usr/local/intel/ics_2013.0.028/composer_xe_2013.1.117/compiler/lib/intel64/libiomp5.so", Libdl.RTLD_GLOBAL)
cd("/usr/local/intel/ics_2013.0.028/composer_xe_2013.1.117/mkl/lib/intel64") do
Libdl.dlopen(“libmkl_core.so”, Libdl.RTLD_GLOBAL)
Libdl.dlopen(“libmkl_intel_thread.so”, Libdl.RTLD_GLOBAL)
Libdl.dlopen(“libmkl_def.so”, Libdl.RTLD_GLOBAL)
Libdl.dlopen(“libmkl_mc3.so”, Libdl.RTLD_GLOBAL)

I included those lines in deps.jl but the original error persisted. Finally, I was able to make everything work by preloading libiomp5.so, libmkl_core.so and libmkl_intel_thread.so when starting Julia, i.e. starting Julia with

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/intel/ics_2013.0.028/composer_xe_2013.1.117/mkl/lib/intel64/libmkl_core.so:/usr/local/intel/ics_2013.0.028/composer_xe_2013.1.117/mkl/lib/intel64/libmkl_intel_thread.so:/usr/local/intel/ics_2013.0.028/composer_xe_2013.1.117/compiler/lib/intel64/libiomp5.so julia

however, this is more of a hack than a solution. Is there a proper way to solve the issue of Ipopt not loading these dependencies when called from Julia? Any suggestions are welcome.


PS1: The same problem arose in another newer machine where I also have Ipopt, but with libmkl_avx.so instead of libmkl_mc3.so.
PS2: Both of the machines with the error are in GNU/Linux. I am not sure whether this will happen in other platforms.


Maybe try to adjust the way Ipopt gets linked to mkl so that all the dependencies show up when you run ldd on libipopt. If that’s too complicated, then I’d say you can put the dlopen lines in your juliarc file, slightly better than using LD_PRELOAD


@tkelman thanks for idea. Putting the dlopen lines in juliarc worked, but now I am somewhat confused. Why putting these lines in juliarc works, but putting them in deps.jl does not?

I will try to rebuild Ipopt so that all dependencies are listed upfront. I will post on a couple of days how that goes.


Might be that dlopen doesn’t help when loaded from precompiled code. Having it in __init__ might also work?