Julia: using workers(), procs(), etc. inside a module

I stumbled across something strage: the various ClusterManagers functions and operations, such as workers(), nworkers(), procs(), nprocs(), etc. work fine when run a code, unless it's inside a module.

Here's the content of a basic test case JuliaTest.jl:

using MPI
using ClusterManagers

println(workers(),"     ",nworkers(),"    ",procs(),"     ",nprocs())

with julia -p 3 JuliaTest.jl I get correct results:

[2, 3, 4]     3    [1, 2, 3, 4]     4

However, when using the exact same code enclosed in a module:

module JuliaTest

using MPI
using ClusterManagers

println(workers(),"     ",nworkers(),"    ",procs(),"     ",nprocs())


I get errors:

ERROR: LoadError: UndefVarError: `workers` not defined
 [1] top-level scope
   @ ~/JuliaTest.jl:6
in expression starting at /home/JuliaTest.jl:1

Is there a reason for this? Is there a solution for this?


  • Apparently this is because the module is not exposed to the Distributed package, and adding using Distributed solved that.