[petsc-dev] What is wrong with CHKERRQ() after PetscInitialize()?

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 20:20:05 CDT 2012

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Jed Brown <jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com>wrote:
>> What do you think we do when that Petsc Exception bottoms out?
> Return an error code and let the caller deal with it.

If a caller does not want to abort if PetscInit fails, alright.

However, we can still return a special error code that never goes into the


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