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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] possible bugs and unexpected values in returned errors classes
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-19 11:39:46

On Feb 19, 2009, at 9:34 AM, Lisandro Dalcin wrote:

>> I agree that it would be good to have these all be consistent.
>> Just to be
>> sure: are you saying you'd prefer MPI_ERR_COMM|FILE|WIN for each of
>> these
>> (respectively), vs. all of them returning MPI_ERR_ARG?
> Yes, I prefer the MPI_ERR_COMM|FILE|WIN if you pass the null handle to
> the MPI_XXX_{get|set}_errhandler.


> Of course, remember that for
> MPI_File, the rules are a bit different: MPI_FILE_NULL have to be
> special-cased as it is a valid handle for this call...

Yep -- that's already handled in the code.

> OTOH, if you have a valid Com/File/Win handle, but you try to set
> MPI_ERRHANDLER_NULL, then in all cases we should get MPI_ERR_ARG (as
> MPI does not provide a dedicated error class for signaling invalid
> Errhandler handles).

Looks like we do this already.

Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems