MPI_T see MPI-3 section 14.3.5.

18.2.349. MPI_T_cvar_get_info

MPI_T_cvar_get_info - Query information from a control variable

18.2.349.1. SYNTAX

18.2.349.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_T_cvar_get_info(int cvar_index, char *name, int *name_len,
                        int *verbosity, MPI_Datatype *datatype, MPI_T_enum *enumtype,
                        const *desc, int *desc_len, int *bind, int *scope)

18.2.349.2. INPUT PARAMETERS

  • cvar_index: Index of the control variable to be queried.

18.2.349.3. INPUT/OUTPUT PARAMETERS

  • name_len: Length of the string and/or buffer for name.

  • desc_len: Length of the string and/or buffer for desc.

18.2.349.4. OUTPUT PARAMETERS

  • name: Buffer to return the string containing the name of the control variable.

  • verbosity: Verbosity level of this variable.

  • datatype: MPI datatype of the information stored in the control variable.

  • enumtype: Optional descriptor for enumeration information.

  • desc: Buffer to return the string containing the description of the control variable.

  • bind: Type of MPI object to which this variable must be bound.

  • scope: Scope of when changes to this variable are possible.

18.2.349.5. DESCRIPTION

MPI_T_cvar_get_info can be used to query information about a control variable. The function returns the verbosity, datatype, enumeration type, binding, and scope of the queried control variable in the arguments verbosity, datatype, enumtype, bind, and scope, respectively. Control variables in Open MPI are the same as MCA parameters.

18.2.349.6. VERBOSITY

As Open MPI exposes a very large number of MCA parameters (control variables), control variables are categorized into nine verbosity levels corresponding to the equivalent ompi_info level. The nine levels are (in increasing order):

  1. MPI_T_VERBOSITY_USER_BASIC: Basic information of interest to users

  2. MPI_T_VERBOSITY_USER_DETAIL: Detailed information of interest to users

  3. MPI_T_VERBOSITY_USER_ALL: All remaining information of interest to users

  4. MPI_T_VERBOSITY_TUNER_BASIC: Basic information required for tuning

  5. MPI_T_VERBOSITY_TUNER_DETAIL: Detailed information required for tuning

  6. MPI_T_VERBOSITY_TUNER_ALL: All remaining information required for tuning

  7. MPI_T_VERBOSITY_MPIDEV_BASIC: Basic information for MPI implementors

  8. MPI_T_VERBOSITY_MPIDEV_DETAIL: Detailed information for MPI implementors

  9. MPI_T_VERBOSITY_MPIDEV_ALL: All remaining information for MPI implementors

For more information see MPI-3 section 14.3.1.

18.2.349.7. DATATYPE

The datatype returned by MPI_T_cvar_get_info is restricted to one of the following datatypes: MPI_INT, MPI_UNSIGNED, MPI_UNSIGNED_LONG, MPI_UNSIGNED_LONG_LONG, MPI_COUNT, MPI_CHAR, and MPI_DOUBLE. For more information on datatypes in MPI_T see MPI-3 section 14.3.5.

18.2.349.8. SCOPE

The scope describes when and how changes can be made to a control variable. From MPI-3 section 14.3.6, the scope may be any of the following:

  • MPI_T_SCOPE_CONSTANT: read-only, value is constant

  • MPI_T_SCOPE_READONLY: read-only, cannot be written, but can change

  • MPI_T_SCOPE_LOCAL: may be writeable, writing is a local operation

  • MPI_T_SCOPE_GROUP: may be writeable, must be done to a group of processes, all processes in a group must be set to consistent values

  • MPI_T_SCOPE_GROUP_EQ: may be writeable, must be done to a group of processes, all processes in a group must be set to the same value

  • MPI_T_SCOPE_ALL: may be writeable, must be done to all processes, all connected processes must be set to consistent values

  • MPI_T_SCOPE_ALL_EQ: may be writeable, must be done to all processes, all connected processes must be set to the same value

For more information see MPI-3 section 14.3.6 Table 14.4.

18.2.349.9. NOTES

This MPI tool interface function returns two strings. This function takes two argument for each string: a buffer to store the string, and a length which must initially specify the size of the buffer. If the length passed is n then this function will copy at most n - 1 characters of the string into the corresponding buffer and set the length to the number of characters copied - 1. If the length argument is NULL or the value specified in the length is 0 the corresponding string buffer is ignored and the string is not returned.

Open MPI does not currently support binding control variables to MPI objects.

18.2.349.10. ERRORS

MPI_T_cvar_get_info will fail if:

  • MPI_T_ERR_NOT_INITIALIZED: The MPI Tools interface not initialized

  • MPI_T_ERR_INVALID_INDEX: The control variable index is invalid

See also

ompi_info