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MPI_Keyval_free - Frees attribute key for communicator cache attribute -- use of this routine is deprecated.


C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>
int MPI_Keyval_free(int *keyval)

Fortran Syntax

INCLUDE ’mpif.h’

Input Parameter

Frees the integer key value (integer).

Output Parameter

Fortran only: Error status (integer).


Note that use of this routine is deprecated as of MPI-2. Please use MPI_Comm_free_keyval instead.

This deprecated routine is not available in C++.

Frees an extant attribute key. This function sets the value of keyval to MPI_KEYVAL_INVALID. Note that it is not erroneous to free an attribute key that is in use, because the actual free does not transpire until after all references (in other communicators on the process) to the key have been freed. These references need to be explicitly freed by the program, either via calls to MPI_Attr_delete that free one attribute instance, or by calls to MPI_Comm_free that free all attribute instances associated with the freed communicator.


Key values are global (they can be used with any and all communicators).


Almost all MPI routines return an error value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in the last argument. C++ functions do not return errors. If the default error handler is set to MPI::ERRORS_THROW_EXCEPTIONS, then on error the C++ exception mechanism will be used to throw an MPI::Exception object.

Before the error value is returned, the current MPI error handler is called. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI job, except for I/O function errors. The error handler may be changed with MPI_Comm_set_errhandler; the predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error values to be returned. Note that MPI does not guarantee that an MPI program can continue past an error.

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