17.2.22. MPI_Attr_delete

MPI_Attr_delete - Deletes attribute value associated with a key – use of this routine is deprecated. SYNTAX C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Attr_delete(MPI_Comm comm, int keyval) Fortran Syntax

INCLUDE 'mpif.h'

  • comm: Communicator to which attribute is attached (handle).

  • keyval: The key value of the deleted attribute (integer). OUTPUT PARAMETER

  • IERROR: Fortran only: Error status (integer). DESCRIPTION

Note that use of this routine is deprecated as of MPI-2, and was deleted in MPI-3. Please use MPI_Comm_delete_attr. This function does not have a mpi_f08 binding.

Delete attribute from cache by key. This function invokes the attribute delete function delete_fn specified when the keyval was created. The call will fail if the delete_fn function returns an error code other than MPI_SUCCESS.

Whenever a communicator is replicated using the function MPI_Comm_dup, all callback copy functions for attributes that are currently set are invoked (in arbitrary order). Whenever a communicator is deleted using the function MPI_Comm_free, all callback delete functions for attributes that are currently set are invoked. NOTES

Note that it is not defined by the MPI standard what happens if the delete_fn callback invokes other MPI functions. In Open MPI, it is not valid for delete_fn callbacks (or any of their children) to add or delete attributes on the same object on which the delete_fn callback is being invoked. ERRORS

Almost all MPI routines return an error value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in the last argument.

Before the error value is returned, the current MPI error handler is called. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI job, except for I/O function errors. The error handler may be changed with MPI_Comm_set_errhandler; the predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error values to be returned. Note that MPI does not guarantee that an MPI program can continue past an error.