[torquedev] Torque shared libs

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Wed Jan 4 10:42:10 MST 2006

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 12:28:33PM -0500, Jeff Squyres alleged:
> On Jan 3, 2006, at 8:25 PM, Garrick Staples wrote:
> >>Ah, of course.  The original problem is that TORQUE needs to be built
> >>with -fPIC, not open-mpi!
> >
> >Jeff, can you confirm that just rebuilding TORQUE with -fPIC in CFLAGS
> >fixes your open-mpi build?
> You can't build .a's with -fPIC, can you?  Well, more specifically,  
> if you build a .a with -fPIC, will it work properly?  I thought the  
> whole point of a .a was that it was *not* position independent code  
> because it was resolved at link time...?
> (disclaimer: I'm not a compiler/linker guy; I could be wrong here...)

Yes, .a's _must_ be built with -fPIC to be linked into a shared lib.
I even have this documented for perl-PBS at

I've had my TORQUE builds with -fPIC or a few years now.

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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