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MPI_Errhandler_get(3) MPI MPI_Errhandler_get(3)
MPI_Errhandler_get - Gets the error handler for a communicator
int MPI_Errhandler_get(MPI_Comm comm, MPI_Errhandler *errhandler)
comm - communicator to get the error handler from (handle)
- MPI error handler currently associated with communicator
THREAD AND INTERRUPT SAFETY
This routine is thread-safe. This means that this routine may be
safely used by multiple threads without the need for any user-provided
thread locks. However, the routine is not interrupt safe. Typically,
this is due to the use of memory allocation routines such as malloc or
other non-MPICH runtime routines that are themselves not interrupt-
NOTES FOR FORTRAN
All MPI routines in Fortran (except for MPI_WTIME and MPI_WTICK ) have
an additional argument ierr at the end of the argument list. ierr is
an integer and has the same meaning as the return value of the routine
in C. In Fortran, MPI routines are subroutines, and are invoked with
the call statement.
All MPI objects (e.g., MPI_Datatype , MPI_Comm ) are of type INTEGER in
NOTE ON IMPLEMENTATION
The MPI Standard was unclear on whether this routine required the user
to call MPI_Errhandler_free once for each call made to this routine in
order to free the error handler. After some debate, the MPI Forum
added an explicit statement that users are required to call
MPI_Errhandler_free when the return value from this routine is no
longer needed. This behavior is similar to the other MPI routines for
getting objects; for example, MPI_Comm_group requires that the user
call MPI_Group_free when the group returned by MPI_Comm_group is no
All MPI routines (except MPI_Wtime and MPI_Wtick ) return an error
value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in
the last argument. Before the value is returned, the current MPI error
handler is called. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI job.
The error handler may be changed with MPI_Comm_set_errhandler (for
communicators), MPI_File_set_errhandler (for files), and
MPI_Win_set_errhandler (for RMA windows). The MPI-1 routine
MPI_Errhandler_set may be used but its use is deprecated. The
predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error
values to be returned. Note that MPI does not guarentee that an MPI
program can continue past an error; however, MPI implementations will
attempt to continue whenever possible.
- No error; MPI routine completed successfully.
- Invalid communicator. A common error is to use a null
communicator in a call (not even allowed in MPI_Comm_rank ).
- Invalid argument. Some argument is invalid and is not
identified by a specific error class (e.g., MPI_ERR_RANK ).