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MPI_Topo_test - Returns what type of topology the communicator is


#include <mpi.h> int MPI_Topo_test(MPI_Comm comm , int *status );

#include <pmpi.h> int PMPI_Topo_test(MPI_Comm comm , int *status );

#include <mpi.h> int MPI::Comm::Get_topology(void) const;

INCLUDE 'mpif.h' MPI_TOPO_TEST(comm , status , ierr ) INTEGER comm , status , ierr


comm - communicator (handle)


status - the type of communicator (integer).


The MPI_Topo_test() function is used to obtain the current topology associated with the communicator comm . If the communicator is a graph, then MPI_GRAPH will be returned in status . If it is a cartesian communicator then MPI_CART will be returned. Otherwise status will be set to MPI_UNDEFINED.

The C++ version of this function passes the status as the return value.

The communicator must be a valid one (not MPI_COMM_NULL). PMPI_Topo_test() is the profiling version of this function.


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_ERR_ARG - Invalid output pointer.


MPI_Cart_create (3) MPI_Graph_create (3) MPI_Comm_create (3)

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