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Sets the overlap between a pair of subdomains for the additive Schwarz preconditioner. Either all or no processors in the PC communicator must call this routine.


#include "petscpc.h" 
PetscErrorCode  PCGASMSetOverlap(PC pc,PetscInt ovl)
Logically Collective on PC

Input Parameters

pc - the preconditioner context
ovl - the amount of overlap between subdomains (ovl >= 0, default value = 1)

Options Database Key

-pc_gasm_overlap <overlap> -Sets overlap


By default the GASM preconditioner uses 1 subdomain per processor. To use multiple subdomain per perocessor, see PCGASMSetTotalSubdomains() or PCGASMSetSubdomains() (and the option -pc_gasm_total_subdomains <n>).

The overlap defaults to 1, so if one desires that no additional overlap be computed beyond what may have been set with a call to PCGASMSetTotalSubdomains() or PCGASMSetSubdomains(), then ovl must be set to be 0. In particular, if one does not explicitly set the subdomains in application code, then all overlap would be computed internally by PETSc, and using an overlap of 0 would result in an GASM variant that is equivalent to the block Jacobi preconditioner.

Note that one can define initial index sets with any overlap via PCGASMSetSubdomains(); the routine PCGASMSetOverlap() merely allows PETSc to extend that overlap further, if desired.


PC, GASM, set, overlap

See Also

PCGASMSetTotalSubdomains(), PCGASMSetSubdomains(), PCGASMGetSubKSP(),
PCGASMCreateSubdomains2D(), PCGASMGetSubdomains()

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