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NAME

       pvm_gettmask, pvm_settmask - Get or set trace mask of a task or its children.

SYNOPSIS

       C    #include <pvm3.h>
            #include <pvmtev.h>

            int info = pvm_gettmask( int who, Pvmtmask mask )
            int info = pvm_settmask( int who, Pvmtmask mask )

       Fortran   Not Available

PARAMETERS

       who     Specifies which trace mask to get or set:
                   PvmTaskSelf     The current task
                   PvmTaskChild    Children tasks to be spawned

       mask    Trace  mask (owned by caller), which is filled in with the current trace vector on
               calling  pvm_gettmask  or  used  to  set  the  current  trace  vector  on  calling
               pvm_settmask.

       info    Status code returned.  Values less than zero indicate an error.

DESCRIPTION

       Each  task  has  a  trace  mask,  which can be used to individually enable tracing of each
       libpvm function.  The mask is inherited from its parent task (or initially all cleared  if
       the  task  has no parent).  When calls are made to functions in libpvm, the parameters and
       results are sent in messages to the trace sink of the task (variable  PvmTraceTid  set  by
       calling pvm_setopt - see man page).

       The PVM console and XPVM use this system to get trace data from application programs.

       A task can get or set either its own trace mask, or the mask passed to children it spawns.
       Note the mask must be set before the spawn call; setting  the  child  trace  mask  has  no
       effect on already-running children.

       The trace mask can be kept in a temporary variable, declared as:

           Pvmtmask mymask;

       Right now, this is a character array with approximately 80 bits.

       There  are four macros defined to manipulate trace masks.  Along with the functions, these
       allow a program to get the current trace mask, modify or save it, and put it back:

           TEV_INIT_MASK(mask)
           TEV_SET_MASK(mask, kind)
           TEV_UNSET_MASK(mask, kind)
           TEV_CHECK_MASK(mask, kind)

       TEV_INIT_MASK initializes a mask to all bits cleared and must  be  used  to  initialize  a
       trace mask (unless that is done by setting it from pvm_gettmask).  TEV_SET_MASK sets a bit
       in a mask.  Bit values are defined  in  <pvmtev.h>.   Likewise,  TEV_UNSET_MASK  clears  a
       single bit and TEV_CHECK_MASK checks to see if a bit is set, returning nonzero if true.

       Note: Most events in the trace mask come in pairs, the first (ending in ...0) is generated
       on entry to a function and the second (...1) on exit.  The trace mask  has  only  half  as
       many bits as there are events; events are enabled in pairs.  In other words, if you select
       TEV_SEND0, you'll also get TEV_SEND1.

       The trace mask is deliberately kept as a printable (and null-terminated) string,  for  two
       reasons.  First, it is passed through the environment between tasks, in the form:

           PVMTMASK=@@AAOG@@NO@L@@@@@@@@

       so  the  pvmd  doesn't  have  to  explicitly manage it.  Second, the mask variables can be
       passed between tasks using pvm_pkstr() or otherwise manipulated as strings.

       pvm_gettmask and pvm_settmask return PvmOk on success, else a negative value.

EXAMPLES

       C:
           #include <pvm3.h>
           #include <pvmtev.h>

           Pvmtmask m;

           pvm_gettmask( PvmTaskChild, m );
           TEV_SET_MASK(m, TEV_ADDHOSTS0 );
           pvm_settmask( PvmTaskChild, m );
           pvm_spawn( "worker", (char **)0, PvmTaskDefault, "", 1, (int *)0);

ERRORS

       The following error condition can be returned by pvm_gettmask or pvm_settmask:

       PvmBadParam
              invalid value for who argument.

SEE ALSO

       pvm(1PVM), pvm_getopt(3PVM), pvm_setopt(3PVM)

                                          16 March, 1994                           SETTMASK(3PVM)