petsc-3.4.5 2014-06-29


Error handler that calls abort on error. This routine is very useful when running in the debugger, because the user can look directly at the stack frames and the variables.


#include "petscsys.h" 
PetscErrorCode  PetscAbortErrorHandler(MPI_Comm comm,int line,const char *fun,const char *file,const char *dir,PetscErrorCode n,PetscErrorType p,const char *mess,void *ctx)
Not Collective

Input Parameters

comm - communicator over which error occurred
line - the line number of the error (indicated by __LINE__)
func - function where error occured (indicated by __FUNCT__)
file - the file in which the error was detected (indicated by __FILE__)
dir - the directory of the file (indicated by __SDIR__)
mess - an error text string, usually just printed to the screen
n - the generic error number
p - specific error number
ctx - error handler context

Options Database Keys

-on_error_abort - Activates aborting when an error is encountered
-start_in_debugger [noxterm,dbx,xxgdb] [- display name] - Starts all processes in the debugger and uses PetscAbortErrorHandler(). By default the debugger is gdb; alternatives are dbx and xxgdb.


Most users need not directly employ this routine and the other error handlers, but can instead use the simplified interface SETERRQ, which has the calling sequence
or its variants, SETERRQ1(number,formatstring,arg1), SETERRQ2(), ... that allow including arguments in the message.

Notes for experienced users

Use PetscPushErrorHandler() to set the desired error handler. The currently available PETSc error handlers include PetscTraceBackErrorHandler(), PetscAttachDebuggerErrorHandler(), and PetscAbortErrorHandler().

See Also

PetscPushErrorHandler(), PetscTraceBackErrorHandler(),

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