Object held by a DM that contains all the callback functions and their contexts needed by a KSP


struct _p_DMKSP {
  void *operatorsctx;
  void *rhsctx;
  void *initialguessctx;
  void *data;

  /* See developer note for `DMKSP` above */
  DM originaldm;

  void (*fortran_func_pointers[3])(void); /* Store our own function pointers so they are associated with the DMKSP instead of the DM */


Users provides callback functions and their contexts to KSP using, for example, KSPSetComputeRHS(). These values are stored in a DMKSP that is contained in the DM associated with the KSP. If no DM was provided by the user with KSPSetDM() it is automatically created by KSPGetDM() with DMShellCreate().

Users very rarely need to worked directly with the DMKSP object, rather they work with the KSP and the DM they created

Multiple DM can share a single DMKSP, often each DM is associated with a grid refinement level. DMGetDMKSP() returns the DMKSP associated with a DM. DMGetDMKSPWrite() returns a unique DMKSP that is only associated with the current DM, making a copy of the shared DMKSP if needed (copy-on-write).

Developer Notes#

It is rather subtle why DMKSP, DMSNES, and DMTS are needed instead of simply storing the user callback functions and contexts in DM or KSP, SNES, or TS. It is to support composable solvers such as geometric multigrid. We want, by default, the same callback functions and contexts for all the levels in the computation, but we need to also support different callbacks and contexts on each level. The copy-on-write approach of DMGetDMKSPWrite() makes this possible.

The originaldm inside the DMKSP is NOT reference counted (to prevent a reference count loop between a DM and a DMKSP). The DM on which this context was first created is cached here to implement one-way copy-on-write. When DMGetDMKSPWrite() sees a request using a different DM, it makes a copy of the TSDM. Thus, if a user only interacts directly with one level, e.g., using TSSetIFunction(), then coarse levels of a multilevel item integrator are built, then the user changes the routine with another call to TSSetIFunction(), it automatically propagates to all the levels. If instead, they get out a specific level and set the function on that level, subsequent changes to the original level will no longer propagate to that level.

See Also#

TS: Scalable ODE and DAE Solvers, KSP, KSPCreate(), DM, DMGetDMKSPWrite(), DMGetDMKSP(), DMSNES, DMTS, DMKSPSetComputeOperators(), DMKSPGetComputeOperators(), DMKSPSetComputeRHS(), DMKSPSetComputeInitialGuess()





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