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MPI_Comm_spawn(3) MPI MPI_Comm_spawn(3)
MPI_Comm_spawn - Spawn up to maxprocs instances of a single MPI
int MPI_Comm_spawn(MPICH2_CONST char *command, char *argv, int maxprocs, MPI_Info info,
int root, MPI_Comm comm, MPI_Comm *intercomm,
- name of program to be spawned (string, significant only at
argv - arguments to command (array of strings, significant only at
- maximum number of processes to start (integer, significant
only at root)
info - a set of key-value pairs telling the runtime system where and
how to start the processes (handle, significant only at root)
root - rank of process in which previous arguments are examined
comm - intracommunicator containing group of spawning processes
- intercommunicator between original group and the newly spawned
- one code per process (array of integer)
THREAD AND INTERRUPT SAFETY
This routine is thread-safe. This means that this routine may be
safely used by multiple threads without the need for any user-provided
thread locks. However, the routine is not interrupt safe. Typically,
this is due to the use of memory allocation routines such as malloc or
other non-MPICH runtime routines that are themselves not interrupt-
NOTES FOR FORTRAN
All MPI routines in Fortran (except for MPI_WTIME and MPI_WTICK ) have
an additional argument ierr at the end of the argument list. ierr is
an integer and has the same meaning as the return value of the routine
in C. In Fortran, MPI routines are subroutines, and are invoked with
the call statement.
All MPI objects (e.g., MPI_Datatype , MPI_Comm ) are of type INTEGER in
All MPI routines (except MPI_Wtime and MPI_Wtick ) return an error
value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in
the last argument. Before the value is returned, the current MPI error
handler is called. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI job.
The error handler may be changed with MPI_Comm_set_errhandler (for
communicators), MPI_File_set_errhandler (for files), and
MPI_Win_set_errhandler (for RMA windows). The MPI-1 routine
MPI_Errhandler_set may be used but its use is deprecated. The
predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error
values to be returned. Note that MPI does not guarentee that an MPI
program can continue past an error; however, MPI implementations will
attempt to continue whenever possible.
- No error; MPI routine completed successfully.
- Invalid communicator. A common error is to use a null
communicator in a call (not even allowed in MPI_Comm_rank ).
- Invalid argument. Some argument is invalid and is not
identified by a specific error class (e.g., MPI_ERR_RANK ).
- Invalid Info