[Mpi-forum] MPI "Allocate receive" proposal

Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) jsquyres at cisco.com
Mon Aug 26 10:21:44 CDT 2013

On Aug 26, 2013, at 11:14 AM, Pavan Balaji <balaji at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> This should probably be moved to the point-to-point WG, but I'll comment on this thread for now.

Is that WG active?  If so, we'd be happy to move it to there.

> Such a proposal was brought up at the very early stage of the MPI-2.1 process (I don't remember by whom).  The main concern at that point was what happens when the memory allocation fails.  Will the receive fail? What happens to the sent message?

I think Dave answered that well: it's just like any other resource exhaustion issue with a plain vanilla MPI receive.

Jeff Squyres
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