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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] Hide Abort output
From: Terry Frankcombe (terry_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-06 13:32:35


> Jeff -
>
> I started a discussion of MPI_Quit on the MPI Forum reflector. I raised
> the question because I do not think using MPI_Abort is appropriate.
>
> The situation is when a single task decides the parallel program has
> arrived at the desired answer and therefore whatever the other tasks are
> currently doing has become irrelevant. The other tasks do not know that
> the answer has been found by one of them so they cannot just call
> MPI_Finalize.
>
> Do we need a clean and portable way for the task that detects that the
> answer has been found and written out to do a single handed termination of
> the parallel job?

I'm not Jeff. But isn't that MPI_Abort with an appropriate errorcode
argument, provided we can get it to shut up?