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MPI_Open_port(3) MPI MPI_Open_port(3)
MPI_Open_port - Establish an address that can be used to establish
connections between groups of MPI processes
int MPI_Open_port(MPI_Info info, char *port_name)
info - implementation-specific information on how to establish a port
for MPI_Comm_accept (handle)
- newly established port (string)
MPI copies a system-supplied port name into port_name . port_name
identifies the newly opened port and can be used by a client to contact
the server. The maximum size string that may be supplied by the system
is MPI_MAX_PORT_NAME .
RESERVED INFO KEY VALUES
- Value contains IP port number at which to establish a port.
- Value contains IP address at which to establish a port. If
the address is not a valid IP address of the host on which the
MPI_OPEN_PORT call is made, the results are undefined.
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.