I know that the best fit results (ie. parameters and log likelihoods) from an MCMC run in CosmoMC are not necessarily very stable or trustworthy, and that it is ideal to obtain these from Powell's BOBYQA bounded minimization routine with action=2 (instead of action=0). However, I am finding that when I run action=2 on the Planck 2018 CMB data (specifics below) in the base Lambda-CDM cosmology so that the algorithm runs minimizations from multiple random starting points (here 8) to check that they converge, the output gives a warning:

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```
synched bestfits: 1386.34328873440 1386.07481135887
1384.92572090509 1388.61913598510 1390.61331600264
1391.12270691582 1383.58172831837 1394.93734999466
WARNING: big spread in log-likes
```

In particular, I am using the following .ini files from batch3/ with no modifications:

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```
#Planck 2018, default just include native likelihoods (others require clik)
DEFAULT(batch3/plik_rd12_HM_v22_TTTEEE.ini)
DEFAULT(batch3/lowl.ini)
DEFAULT(batch3/simall_EE.ini)
#DEFAULT(batch3/lensing.ini)
```

I am finding that when running action=2 multiple separate times on the same data with the same settings, the "best" of these best fit log-likelihoods (ie. the points with the best fit of all points) are very similar (within 0.5 of each other), but still have a difference around 3 with the MCMC best fit log-likelihood. I am not sure if the consistency over multiple runs of action=2 implies that the results are trustworthy, even though there is a "big spread in log-likes".

I also have to note that originally I found running the BOBYQA routine in CosmoMC was resulting in a segmentation fault, and that the fix I found (from another post here) led me to set the parameter minimize_mcmc_refine_num from 20 to 0:

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```
#if non-zero do some low temperature MCMC steps to check minimum stable
minimize_mcmc_refine_num = 0
```

Lastly, I am wondering if the Planck Collaboration ever released results about the best-fit values they find from running the BOBYQA routine in a base Lambda-CDM cosmology (I cannot seem to find something relating to this online). Knowing their results would help me to verify mine.