MPI_Type_set_name - Set a name on a datatype
MPI_Type_set_name(MPI_Datatype type, char *name)
type - MPI datatype
name - Pointer to the name of dataname
This function associates a name with a datatype, which can be useful
for debugging purposes. The function MPI_Type_get_name can be used to
retrieve name that was previously set with MPI_Type_set_name .
Named predefined datatypes have the default names of the datatype name.
For example, MPI_WCHAR has the default name of MPI_WCHAR .
It is legal to change any of these names with calls to
Names passed in C must include the null terminator, and can be of
maximum length MPI_MAX_OBJECT_NAME (including the null terminator).
Names passed in Fortran can also have a maximum length of
Setting a name on a datatype that already has a name associated with it
replaces the old name.
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 datatype argument. May be an uncommitted MPI_Datatype
(see MPI_Type_commit ).
- 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.
MPI_Comm_set_name, MPI_Comm_get_name, MPI_Type_get_name,
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).