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Manual Reference Pages  -  MPI_COMM_FREE_KEYVAL (3)

NAME

MPI_Comm_free_keyval - Frees attribute key for communicator cache attribute.

CONTENTS

Syntax
C Syntax
Fortran Syntax
C++ Syntax
Input/output Parameter
Output Parameter
Description
Notes
Errors

SYNTAX

C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>
int MPI_Comm_free_keyval(int *comm_keyval)

Fortran Syntax

INCLUDE ’mpif.h’
MPI_COMM_FREE_KEYVAL(COMM_KEYVAL, IERROR)
        INTEGER COMM_KEYVAL, IERROR 

C++ Syntax

#include <mpi.h>
static void MPI::Comm::Free_keyval(int& comm_keyval)

INPUT/OUTPUT PARAMETER

comm_keyval
 

OUTPUT PARAMETER

IERROR Fortran only: Error status (integer).

DESCRIPTION

MPI_Comm_free_keyval frees an extant attribute key. This function sets the value of keyval to MPI_KEYVAL_INVALID. Note that it is not erroneous to free an attribute key that is in use, because the actual free does not transpire until after all references (in other communicators on the process) to the key have been freed. These references need to be explicitly freed by the program, either via calls to MPI_Comm_delete_attr that free one attribute instance, or by calls to MPI_Comm_free that free all attribute instances associated with the freed communicator.

This call is identical to the call MPI_Keyval_free but is needed to match the communicator-specific creation function introduced in the MPI-2 standard. The use of MPI_Keyval_free is deprecated.

NOTES

Key values are global (they can be used with any and all communicators).

ERRORS

Almost all MPI routines return an error value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in the last argument. C++ functions do not return errors. If the default error handler is set to MPI::ERRORS_THROW_EXCEPTIONS, then on error the C++ exception mechanism will be used to throw an MPI::Exception object.

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 error handler may be changed with MPI_Comm_set_errhandler; 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.

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1.10.2 MPI_COMM_FREE_KEYVAL (3) Jan 21, 2016

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