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MPI_Comm_free - Frees a communicator


#include <mpi.h> int MPI_Comm_free(MPI_Comm *comm );

#include <pmpi.h> int PMPI_Comm_free(MPI_Comm *comm );

#include <mpi.h> void MPI::Comm::Free(void)

INCLUDE 'mpif.h' MPI_COMM_FREE(comm , ierr ) INTEGER comm , ierr


comm - communicator (handle)


comm - the communicator is set to MPI_COMM_NULL


The MPI_Comm_free() function is used to free a user-created communicator comm . You may not free MPI_COMM_SELF , MPI_COMM_WORLD or MPI_COMM_NULL

PMPI_Comm_free() is the profiling version of this function.

On success, comm is set to MPI_COMM_NULL

This function will call the delete function for any attributes attached to this communicator via MPI_Attr_put(). If a delete function returns something other than MPI_SUCCESS then that return value will be forwarded here, and the communicator will not be freed.


All MPI routines except for MPI_Wtime and MPI_Wtick return an error code. The the current MPI error handler is invoked if the return value is not MPI_SUCCESS. The default error handler aborts, but this may be changed with by using the MPI_Errhandler_set() function. The predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error values to be returned instead. Note that MPI does not guarentee that an MPI program can continue past an error. In this implementation, all errors except MPI_ERR_INTERN or MPI_ERR_OTHER should always be recoverable.

In C, the error code is passed as the return value. In FORTRAN, all functions have an parameter ierr which returns the error code. MPI C++ functions do not directly return an error code. However, C++ users may want to use the MPI::ERRORS_THROW_EXCEPTIONS handler. This will throw an MPI::Exception with the corresponding error code. To prevent exceptions from being raised from within C and Fortran code, they will see all error return values as MPI_ERR_PENDING when this handler is chosen. In this implementation, call MPI::throw_exception() to throw the correct exception if this occurs.

MPI_SUCCESS - No error;

MPI_ERR_PENDING - Pending exception;

MPI_ERR_COMM - Invalid communicator.


MPI_Comm_create (3) MPI_Comm_free (3) MPI_Intercomm_create (3) MPI_Attr_put (3)

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