17.2.203. MPI_Ibarrier

MPI_Barrier, MPI_Ibarrier - Synchronization between MPI processes in a group

17.2.203.1. SYNTAX

17.2.203.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Barrier(MPI_Comm)
int MPI_Ibarrier(MPI_Comm comm, MPI_Request *request)
int MPI_barrier_init(MPI_Comm comm, MPI_Info info, MPI_Request *request)

17.2.203.1.2. Fortran Syntax

USE MPI
! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'
MPI_BARRIER(COMM, IERROR)
    INTEGER COMM, IERROR
MPI_IBARRIER(COMM, REQUEST, IERROR)
    INTEGER COMM, REQUEST, IERROR
MPI_BARRIER_INIT(COMM, INFO, REQUEST, IERROR)
    INTEGER COMM, INFO, REQUEST, IERROR

17.2.203.1.3. Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08
MPI_Barrier(comm, ierror)
    TYPE(MPI_Comm), INTENT(IN) :: comm
    INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror
MPI_Ibarrier(comm, request, ierror)
    TYPE(MPI_Comm), INTENT(IN) :: comm
    TYPE(MPI_Request), INTENT (OUT) :: request
    INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror
MPI_Barrier_init(comm, info, request, ierror)
    TYPE(MPI_Comm), INTENT(IN) :: comm
    TYPE(MPI_Info), INTENT(IN) :: info
    TYPE(MPI_Request), INTENT (OUT) :: request
    INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror

17.2.203.2. INPUT PARAMETER

  • comm : Communicator (handle).

  • info : Info (handle, persistent only).

17.2.203.3. OUTPUT PARAMETERS

  • request : Request (handle, non-blocking only).

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

17.2.203.4. DESCRIPTION

An MPI barrier completes after all groups members have entered the barrier.

17.2.203.5. When Communicator is an Inter-Communicator

When the communicator is an inter-communicator, the barrier operation is performed across all processes in both groups. All processes in the first group may exit the barrier when all processes in the second group have entered the barrier.

17.2.203.6. ERRORS

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

Before the error value is returned, the current MPI error handler associated with the communication object (e.g., communicator, window, file) is called. If no communication object is associated with the MPI call, then the call is considered attached to MPI_COMM_SELF and will call the associated MPI error handler. When MPI_COMM_SELF is not initialized (i.e., before MPI_INIT / MPI_INIT_THREAD, after MPI_FINALIZE, or when using the Sessions Model exclusively) the error raises the initial error handler. The initial error handler can be changed by calling MPI_COMM_SET_ERRHANDLER on MPI_COMM_SELF when using the World model, or the mpi_initial_errhandler CLI argument to mpiexec or info key to MPI_COMM_SPAWN[_MULTIPLE]. If no other appropriate error handler has been set, then the MPI_ERRORS_RETURN error handler is called for MPI I/O functions and the MPI_ERRORS_ABORT error handler is called for all other MPI functions.

In the sessions model, the error handler can be set during MPI_Session_init.

Open MPI includes three predefined error handlers that can be used:

MPI_ERRORS_ARE_FATAL: Causes the program to abort all connected MPI processes.
MPI_ERRORS_ABORT:     An error handler that can be invoked on a communicator,
                      window, file, or session. When called on a communicator, it
                      acts as if MPI_ABORT was called on that communicator. If
                      called on a window or file, acts as if MPI_ABORT was called
                      on a communicator containing the group of processes in the
                      corresponding window or file. If called on a session,
                      aborts only the local process.
MPI_ERRORS_RETURN:    Returns an error code to the application.

MPI applications can also implement their own error handlers.

Custom MPI error handlers can be created by calling: MPI_Comm_create_errhandler(3) MPI_File_create_errhandler(3) MPI_Session_create_errhandler(3) MPI_Win_create_errhandler(3)

Predefined and custom error handlers can be set by calling: MPI_Comm_set_errhandler(3) MPI_File_set_errhandler(3) MPI_Session_set_errhandler(3) MPI_Win_set_errhandler(3)

Note that MPI does not guarantee that an MPI program can continue past an error.

See the MPI man page for a full list of MPI error codes.

See the Error Handling section of the MPI-3 standard for more information.

See also

MPI_Bcast