OpenMP on Qt-based app

  • I code for a benchmark tool. While benchmark executed, it use all processor resources (all threads) using OpenMP library to gain the performance peak of processor. For a non-Qt app and compiled the program by gcc -fopenmp -obenchmark foo.c
    it works fine, runs on CLI without any Qt library. However, if I use Qt to design its GUI, the #pragma parallel region won't creating multiple task even if omp_set_num_threads(value) were set.

    #include <QApplication>
    #include <QQmlApplicationEngine>
    #include <pcm/cpucounters.h>
    #include <omp.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
        std::cout << "Max Thread " << omp_get_max_threads() << std::endl;
        #pragma omp parallel
            int tid = omp_get_thread_num();
            printf("Hello Qt Parallel %d\n",tid);
        QApplication app(argc, argv);
        QQmlApplicationEngine engine;
        return app.exec();

    Actually, this is not my benchmark code. It just a simple code to make sure that the parallel region runs multiple threads or not. The question is: how to use OpenMP thread on Qt-based app?

    Best Regard

  • Solved. The problem was my mistake :)
    The .pro file needs to set both QMAKE_CXXFLAGS += -fopenmp and QMAKE_LFLAGS += -fopenmp. I just added the QMAKE_LFLAGS += -fopenmp before.

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