Re: [eigen] Parallel matrix multiplication causes heap allocation

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Hi Rene,

I have skimed recently through the matrix multiplication code. In order to be cache friendly, Eigen performs many smaller matrix multiplication and it turns out that those smaller matrices are copied  and rearranged in memory to speed up the multiplication process. So malloc is expected to happen in matrix multiplication.

As far as I know, other blas libraries such as OpenBLAS don't perform such copies. Is there any way to get rid of them in eigen?


On 18 Dec 2016, at 01:06, Rene Ahlsdorf <ahlsdorf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Dear Eigen team,

first of all, thank you for all your effort to create such a great math library. I really love using it.

I’ve got a question about your parallelization routines. I want to calculate a parallel (omp based) matrix multiplication (result: 500 x 250 matrix) without allocating any new space in the meantime. So I have activated „Eigen::internal::set_is_malloc_allowed(false)“ to check that nothing goes wrong. However, my program crashes with the error message 
„Assertion failed: (is_malloc_allowed() && "heap allocation is forbidden (EIGEN_RUNTIME_NO_MALLOC is defined and g_is_malloc_allowed is false)"), function check_that_malloc_is_allowed, file /Users/xxx//libs/eigen/Eigen/src/Core/util/Memory.h, line 143.“. Is this behaviour desired? Should there be an allocation before doing parallel calculations? Or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance.

René Ahlsdorf

Eigen Version: 3.3.1 (commit f562a193118d)

Attached: Screenshot showing the last function calls 
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