17.2.140. MPI_File_set_atomicity

MPI_File_set_atomicity - Sets consistency semantics for data-access operations (collective). SYNTAX C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_File_set_atomicity(MPI_File fh, int flag) Fortran Syntax

! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'
     INTEGER FH, FLAG, IERROR Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08
MPI_File_set_atomicity(fh, flag, ierror)
     TYPE(MPI_File), INTENT(IN) :: fh
     LOGICAL, INTENT(IN) :: flag

  • fh: File handle (handle).

  • flag: true to enable atomic mode, false to enable nonatomic mode (boolean). OUTPUT PARAMETER

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

The consistency semantics for data-access operations using the set of file handles created by one collective MPI_File_open is set by collectively calling MPI_File_set_atomicity. All processes in the group must pass identical values for fh and flag. If flag is true, atomic mode is set; if flag is false, nonatomic mode is set.

The default value on a call to MPI_File_open in Open MPI is true for jobs running on more than one node, false for jobs running on a single SMP. For more information, see the MPI-2 standard. 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. For MPI I/O function errors, the default error handler is set to MPI_ERRORS_RETURN. The error handler may be changed with MPI_File_set_errhandler; the predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_ARE_FATAL may be used to make I/O errors fatal. Note that MPI does not guarantee that an MPI program can continue past an error.