Frequently Asked Questions

This is usually a result of a too small stack size, it occurs mostly when using the Intel compiler. To solve this issue, set the stack size with


ulimit -s unlimited
ulimit -s hard.

  • Fatal Error: Cannot open module file ‘hdf5.mod’ for reading at (1): No such file or directory

    This means that HDF5 is not installed or its location is not known to PETSc. Configure PETSc with --with-hdf5= or --download-hdf5.