Hi All I'm in the process of updating a code that uses PETSc for solving linear systems for an unstructured CFD code. As of recently, it was using an ancient version (3.3). However, when I updated it up to 3.7.6 I ended up running into issues with one of the KSP solves. The remainder of the code is identical, I've tracked the issue down to occurring between version 3.6.4 and version 3.7.0 . The same issue is present on the most recent version 3.7.6.

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Specifically the issue is that on the second iteration, on the 3.7 version the KSP kicks out with KSP converged reason of -11 or KSP_DIVERGED_PCSETUP_FAILED <http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-current/docs/manualpages/KSP/KSP_DIVERGED_PCSETUP_FAILED.html#KSP_DIVERGED_PCSETUP_FAILED> . After that the two runs differ. The KSPView for each of the two are given below which are identical, up to small formatting changes. There is still more I can track down, but I thought I would ask if someone knows what might have changed between these two versions which could save me a lot of time. Thanks, Gaetan 3.6 KSP View: KSP Object: 8 MPI processes type: gmres GMRES: restart=3, using Classical (unmodified) Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization with no iterative refinement GMRES: happy breakdown tolerance 1e-30 maximum iterations=3 using preconditioner applied to right hand side for initial guess tolerances: relative=1e-08, absolute=1e-20, divergence=1e+15 left preconditioning using nonzero initial guess using PRECONDITIONED norm type for convergence test PC Object: 8 MPI processes type: bjacobi block Jacobi: number of blocks = 8 Local solve is same for all blocks, in the following KSP and PC objects: KSP Object: (sub_) 1 MPI processes type: preonly maximum iterations=10000, initial guess is zero tolerances: relative=1e-05, absolute=1e-50, divergence=10000 left preconditioning using NONE norm type for convergence test PC Object: (sub_) 1 MPI processes type: ilu ILU: out-of-place factorization 0 levels of fill tolerance for zero pivot 2.22045e-14 matrix ordering: natural factor fill ratio given 1, needed 1 Factored matrix follows: Mat Object: 1 MPI processes type: seqaij rows=46439, cols=46439 package used to perform factorization: petsc total: nonzeros=502615, allocated nonzeros=502615 total number of mallocs used during MatSetValues calls =0 not using I-node routines linear system matrix = precond matrix: Mat Object: 1 MPI processes type: seqaij rows=46439, cols=46439 total: nonzeros=502615, allocated nonzeros=504081 total number of mallocs used during MatSetValues calls =0 not using I-node routines linear system matrix = precond matrix: Mat Object: 8 MPI processes type: mpiaij rows=368656, cols=368656 total: nonzeros=4.63682e+06, allocated nonzeros=4.64417e+06 total number of mallocs used during MatSetValues calls =0 not using I-node (on process 0) routines <my output: reason, iterations, rtol, atol> reason,its: 2 3 0.001 1e-20 Petsc 3.7 KSP View KSP Object: 8 MPI processes type: gmres GMRES: restart=3, using Classical (unmodified) Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization with no iterative refinement GMRES: happy breakdown tolerance 1e-30 maximum iterations=3 using preconditioner applied to right hand side for initial guess tolerances: relative=1e-08, absolute=1e-20, divergence=1e+15 left preconditioning using nonzero initial guess using PRECONDITIONED norm type for convergence test PC Object: 8 MPI processes type: bjacobi block Jacobi: number of blocks = 8 Local solve is same for all blocks, in the following KSP and PC objects: KSP Object: (sub_) 1 MPI processes type: preonly maximum iterations=10000, initial guess is zero tolerances: relative=1e-05, absolute=1e-50, divergence=10000. left preconditioning using NONE norm type for convergence test PC Object: (sub_) 1 MPI processes type: ilu ILU: out-of-place factorization 0 levels of fill tolerance for zero pivot 2.22045e-14 matrix ordering: natural factor fill ratio given 1., needed 1. Factored matrix follows: Mat Object: 1 MPI processes type: seqaij rows=46439, cols=46439 package used to perform factorization: petsc total: nonzeros=502615, allocated nonzeros=502615 total number of mallocs used during MatSetValues calls =0 not using I-node routines linear system matrix = precond matrix: Mat Object: 1 MPI processes type: seqaij rows=46439, cols=46439 total: nonzeros=502615, allocated nonzeros=504081 total number of mallocs used during MatSetValues calls =0 not using I-node routines linear system matrix = precond matrix: Mat Object: 8 MPI processes type: mpiaij rows=368656, cols=368656 total: nonzeros=4636822, allocated nonzeros=4644168 total number of mallocs used during MatSetValues calls =0 not using I-node (on process 0) routines <my output: reason, iterations, rtol, atol> reason,its: -11 0 0.001 1e-20