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From: Brunner, Thomas A. (tabrunn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-31 14:56:10

I have an algorithm that collects information in a tree like manner using
nonblocking communication. Some nodes do not receive information from other
nodes, so there are no outstanding requests on those nodes. On all
processors, I check for the incoming messages using MPI_Testsome().
MPI_Testsome fails with OpenMPI, however if the request length is zero.
Here is a code that can be run with only one processor that shows the same


#include "mpi.h"
#include <stdio.h>

int main( int argc, char *argv[])
    int myid, numprocs;


    printf("Hello from processor %i of %i\n", myid, numprocs);

    int size = 0;
    int num_done = 0;
    MPI_Status* stat = 0;
    MPI_Request* req = 0;
    int* done_indices = 0;

    MPI_Testsome( size, req, &num_done, done_indices, stat);

    printf("Finalizing on processor %i of %i\n", myid, numprocs);


    return 0;

The output using OpenMPI is:

Hello from processor 0 of 1
[mymachine:09115] *** An error occurred in MPI_Testsome
[mymachine:09115] *** on communicator MPI_COMM_WORLD
[mymachine:09115] *** MPI_ERR_REQUEST: invalid request
[mymachine:09115] *** MPI_ERRORS_ARE_FATAL (goodbye)
1 process killed (possibly by Open MPI)

Many other MPI implementations support this, and reading the standard, it
seems like it should be OK.