Creates an MPI-style errorhandler
int MPI_Errhandler_create(MPI_Handler_function * function, MPI_Errhandler * errhandler)
- user defined error handling procedure
- MPI error handler (handle)
The MPI Standard states that an implementation may make the output value
(errhandler) simply the address of the function. However, the action of
MPI_Errhandler_free makes this impossible, since it is required to set the
value of the argument to MPI_ERRHANDLER_NULL. In addition, the actual
error handler must remain until all communicators that use it are
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-safe.
The MPI-2 standard deprecated a number of routines because MPI-2 provides
better versions. This routine is one of those that was deprecated. The
routine may continue to be used, but new code should use the replacement
The replacement routine for this function is MPI_Comm_create_errhandler.
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
All MPI objects (e.g., MPI_Datatype, MPI_Comm) are of type INTEGER
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
- No error; MPI routine completed successfully.
- This error is returned when some part of the MPICH
implementation is unable to acquire memory.