MPI_Comm_accept - Accept a connection from another MPI process
MPI_Comm_accept(char *port_name, MPI_Info info, int root, MPI_Comm comm,
- port name (only used at root)
info - extra information handle (only used at root)
root - rank in comm of root node
comm - intracommunicator over which the call is collective
- intercommunicator with client as remote group
The MPI_Comm_accept and MPI_Comm_connect calls simulate the well-
understood accept() / connect() semantics of standard socket
programming -- a client "connects" to a server.
LAM/MPI allows for previously-unrelated MPI programs to join into a MPI
program with these calls. Both MPI programs must be running by the
same user in the same LAM universe (i.e., in the scope of a single
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
USAGE WITH IMPI EXTENSIONS
The IMPI standard only supports MPI-1 functions. Hence, this function
is currently not designed to operate within an IMPI job.
If an error occurs in an MPI function, the current MPI error handler is
called to handle it. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI
job. The error handler may be changed with MPI_Errhandler_set ; the
predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error
values to be returned (in C and Fortran; this error handler is less
useful in with the C++ MPI bindings. The predefined error handler
MPI::ERRORS_THROW_EXCEPTIONS should be used in C++ if the error value
needs to be recovered). Note that MPI does not guarantee that an MPI
program can continue past an error.
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. The C++ bindings for MPI do not return error
values; instead, error values are communicated by throwing exceptions
of type MPI::Exception (but not by default). Exceptions are only
thrown if the error value is not MPI::SUCCESS .
Note that if the MPI::ERRORS_RETURN handler is set in C++, while MPI
functions will return upon an error, there will be no way to recover
what the actual error value was.
- 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 root. The root must be specified as a rank in the
communicator. Ranks must be between zero and the size of the
communicator minus one.
- Invalid argument. Some argument is invalid and is not
identified by a specific error class. This is typically a NULL
pointer or other such error.
- An internal error has been detected. This is fatal. Please
send a bug report to the LAM mailing list (see http://www.lam-
- Other error; use MPI_Error_string to get more information
about this error code.
- Mismatch of run-time flags. For example, an MPI process that
is running in lamd mode cannot spawn or be connected to a
process that is running in c2c mode.
MPI_Close_port(3), MPI_Comm_connect(3), MPI_Comm_disconnect(3),
For more information, please see the official MPI Forum web site, which
contains the text of both the MPI-1 and MPI-2 standards. These
documents contain detailed information about each MPI function (most of
which is not duplicated in these man pages).