17.2.375. MPI_Testall

MPI_Testall — Tests for the completion of all previously initiated communications in a list.

17.2.375.1. SYNTAX

17.2.375.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Testall(int count, MPI_Request array_of_requests[],
     int *flag, MPI_Status array_of_statuses[])

17.2.375.1.2. Fortran Syntax

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

17.2.375.1.3. Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08
MPI_Testall(count, array_of_requests, flag, array_of_statuses, ierror)
     INTEGER, INTENT(IN) :: count
     TYPE(MPI_Request), INTENT(INOUT) :: array_of_requests(count)
     LOGICAL, INTENT(OUT) :: flag
     TYPE(MPI_Status) :: array_of_statuses(*)


  • count: Lists length (integer).

  • array_of_requests: Array of requests (array of handles).


  • flag: True if previously initiated communications are complete (logical.)

  • array_of_statuses: Array of status objects (array of status).

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

17.2.375.4. DESCRIPTION

Returns flag = true if all communications associated with active handles in the array have completed (this includes the case where no handle in the list is active). In this case, each status entry that corresponds to an active handle request is set to the status of the corresponding communication; if the request was allocated by a nonblocking communication call then it is deallocated, and the handle is set to MPI_REQUEST_NULL. Each status entry that corresponds to a null or inactive handle is set to empty.

Otherwise, flag = false is returned, no request is modified and the values of the status entries are undefined. This is a local operation.

If your application does not need to examine the array_of_statuses field, you can save resources by using the predefined constant MPI_STATUSES_IGNORE can be used as a special value for the array_of_statuses argument.

Errors that occurred during the execution of MPI_Testall are handled in the same manner as errors in MPI_Waitall.

17.2.375.5. NOTE

flag is true only if all requests have completed. Otherwise, flag is false, and neither array_of_requests nor array_of_statuses is modified.

17.2.375.6. 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.

For each invocation of MPI_Testall, if one or more requests generate an MPI error, only the first MPI request that caused an error will be passed to its corresponding error handler. No other error handlers will be invoked (even if multiple requests generated errors). However, all requests that generate an error will have a relevant error code set in the corresponding status.MPI_ERROR field (unless MPI_STATUSES_IGNORE was used).

If the invoked error handler allows MPI_Testall to return to the caller, the value MPI_ERR_IN_STATUS will be returned in the C and Fortran bindings.