17.2.326. MPI_Session_init

MPI_Session_init - Creates a new session handle

17.2.326.1. Syntax

17.2.326.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Session_init(MPI_Info info, MPI_Errhandler errhandler, MPI_Session *session)

17.2.326.1.2. Fortran Syntax

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

MPI_SESSION_INIT(INFO, ERRHANDLER, SESSION, IERROR)
    INTEGER INFO, ERRHANDLER, SESSION, IERROR

17.2.326.1.3. Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08

MPI_Session_init(info, errhandler, session, ierror)
    TYPE(MPI_Info), INTENT(IN) :: info
    TYPE(MPI_Errhandler), INTENT(IN) :: errhandler
    TYPE(MPI_Session), INTENT(OUT) :: session
    INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror

17.2.326.2. Input Parameters

  • info : info object (handle)

  • errhandler : error handler to be attached to the returned session (handle)

17.2.326.3. Output Parameters

  • session : New session (handle).

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

17.2.326.4. Description

MPI_Session_init is used to instantiate an MPI Session. The returned session handle can be used to query the runtime system about characteristics of the job within which the process is running, as well as other system resources. An application can make multiple calls to MPI_Session_init and the related MPI_Session_finalize routine.

17.2.326.5. Notes

The info argument is used to request MPI functionality requirements and possible MPI implementation specific capabilities.

The errhandler argument specifies an error handler to invoke in the event that the Session instantiation call encounters an error.

17.2.326.6. 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 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.

See also

MPI_Session_get_num_psets MPI_Session_group_from_pset