Opening Xdmf-File with HDF5 Superblock Version 3 leads to crash
I tried to create a Xdmf file from my own Java tool using HDFView 3.0.0 based on HDF5 1.10.1. The resulting HDF5 file uses
Superblock Version 3. This seems to lead to a crash when opening the Xdmf model in ParaView 5.5 and 5.6. I was able to fix the problem by switching to an older HDFView version, here HDFView 2.13.0 based upon HDF5 1.8.17. Using the latter creates a HDF5 file with
Superblock Version 2 which seems to be readable by ParaView 5.5 & 5.6. At least I can open the files now.
An extensive description of the problem is given in this ParaView support forum thread.