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Name

MPI_T_cvar_get_info - Query information from a control variable

Syntax

C Syntax


#include <mpi.h>
int MPI_T_cvar_get_info(int cvar_index, char *name, int *name_len,
                        int *verbosity, MPI_Datatype *datatype, MPI_T_enum
*enumtype,
                        const *desc, int *desc_len, int *bind, int *scope)

Input Parameters

cvar_index
Index of the control variable to be queried.

Input/Output Parameters

name_len
Length of the string and/or buffer for name.
desc_len
Length of the string and/or buffer for desc.

Output Parameters

name
Buffer to return the string containing the name of the control variable.
verbosity
Verbosity level of this variable.
datatype
MPI datatype of the information stored in the control variable.
enumtype
Optional descriptor for enumeration information.
desc
Buffer to return the string containing the description of the control variable.
bind
Type of MPI object to which this variable must be bound.
scope
Scope of when changes to this variable are possible.

Description

MPI_T_cvar_get_info can be used to query information about a control variable. The function returns the verbosity, datatype, enumeration type, binding, and scope of the queried control variable in the arguments verbosity, datatype, enumtype, bind, and scope, respectively. Control variables in Open MPI are the same as MCA parameters.

Verbosity

As Open MPI exposes a very large number of MCA parameters (control variables), control variables are categorized into nine verbosity levels corresponding to the equivalent ompi_info level. The nine levels are (in increasing order):
MPI_T_VERBOSITY_USER_BASIC
Basic information of interest to users
MPI_T_VERBOSITY_USER_DETAIL
Detailed information of interest to users
MPI_T_VERBOSITY_USER_ALL
All remaining information of interest to users
MPI_T_VERBOSITY_TUNER_BASIC
Basic information required for tuning
MPI_T_VERBOSITY_TUNER_DETAIL
Detailed information required for tuning
MPI_T_VERBOSITY_TUNER_ALL
All remaining information required for tuning
MPI_T_VERBOSITY_MPIDEV_BASIC
Basic information for MPI implementors
MPI_T_VERBOSITY_MPIDEV_DETAIL
Detailed information for MPI implementors
MPI_T_VERBOSITY_MPIDEV_ALL
All remaining information

for MPI implementors

For more information see MPI-3 [char167] 14.3.1.

Datatype

The datatype returned by MPI_T_cvar_get_info is restricted to one of the following datatypes: MPI_INT, MPI_UNSIGNED, MPI_UNSIGNED_LONG, MPI_UNSIGNED_LONG_LONG, MPI_COUNT, MPI_CHAR, and MPI_DOUBLE. For more information on datatypes in MPI_T see MPI-3 [char167] 14.3.5.

Scope

The scope describes when and how changes can be made to a control variable. From MPI-3 [char167] 14.3.6, the scope may be any of the following:
MPI_T_SCOPE_CONSTANT
read-only, value is constant
MPI_T_SCOPE_READONLY
read-only, cannot be written, but can change
MPI_T_SCOPE_LOCAL
may be writeable, writing is a local operation
MPI_T_SCOPE_GROUP
may be writeable, must be done to a group of processes, all processes in a group must be set to consistent values
MPI_T_SCOPE_GROUP_EQ
may be writeable, must be done to a group of processes, all processes in a group must be set to the same value
MPI_T_SCOPE_ALL
may be writeable, must be done to all processes, all connected processes must be set to consistent values
MPI_T_SCOPE_ALL_EQ
may be writeable, must be done to all processes, all

connected processes must be set to the same value

For more information see MPI-3 [char167] 14.3.6 Table 14.4.

Notes

This MPI tool interface function returns two strings. This function takes two argument for each string: a buffer to store the string, and a length which must initially specify the size of the buffer. If the length passed is n then this function will copy at most n - 1 characters of the string into the corresponding buffer and set the length to the number of characters copied - 1. If the length argument is NULL or the value specified in the length is 0 the corresponding string buffer is ignored and the string is not returned.

Open MPI does not currently support binding control variables to MPI objects.

Errors

MPI_T_cvar_get_info() will fail if:
[MPI_T_ERR_NOT_INITIALIZED]
The MPI Tools interface not initialized
[MPI_T_ERR_INVALID_INDEX]
The control variable index is invalid

See Also


ompi_info

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