17.2.326. MPI_Session_get_num_psets

MPI_Session_get_num_psets — Query runtime for number of available process sets

17.2.326.1. SYNTAX

17.2.326.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Session_get_num_psets(MPI_Session session, MPI_Info info, int *npset_names)

17.2.326.1.2. Fortran Syntax

! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'


17.2.326.1.3. Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08

MPI_Session_get_num_psets(session, info, npset_names, ierror)
    TYPE(MPI_Session), INTENT(IN) :: session
    TYPE(MPI_Info), INTENT(IN) :: info
    INTEGER, INTENT(OUT) :: npset_names


  • session : session (handle)

  • info : info object (handle)


  • npset_names : number of available process sets (non-negtive integer)

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

17.2.326.4. DESCRIPTION

MPI_Session_get_num_psets is used to query the runtime for the number of available process sets in which the calling MPI process is a member. An MPI implementation is allowed to increase the number of available process sets during the execution of an MPI application when new process sets become available. However, MPI implementations are not allowed to change the index of a particular process set name, or to change the name of the process set at a particular index, or to delete a process set name once it has been added.

17.2.326.5. NOTES

When a process set becomes invalid, for example, when some processes become unreachable due to failures in the communication system, subsequent usage of the process set name may raise an error. For example, creating an MPI_Group from such a process set might succeed because it is a local operation, but creating an MPI_Comm from that group and attempting collective communication may raise an error.

17.2.326.6. 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/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.

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 by calling:

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-3.1 standard for more information.

See also