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Subject: [OMPI users] nonblocking send/receive question
From: Ed Peddycoart (EPeddycoart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-11 14:22:14

I have a glut application I am trying to add MPI to. In the display callback, for rank >= 1, I want to send data to the rank =0 process. I am not concerned at this point about sending data from the rank 0 process back to the rank >= 1 process, so my data is one direction. I would like to do this with non-blocking send/receive but I am not having much success.
Within my display callback I do the following:
if( myrank == 0 ) {

   MPI_Irecv( receiveData, DATA_SIZE, MPI_DOUBLE, 1, 19, MPI_COMM_WORLD, &request );

   MPI_Wait( &request, &status );


else if( myrank == 1 ) {

   /* Post a receive, send a message, then wait */

   MPI_Send( sendData, DATA_SIZE, MPI_DOUBLE, 0, 19, MPI_COMM_WORLD );

   MPI_Wait( &request, &status );


But it appears that the app is still blocking after the MPI_Send.... (I have various debug prints in the actual code, this is stripped down for ease of reading). A sample app that i have that does this works... Is doing this from the glut display call back causing the problem?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.