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virtual void finish();

Availability: Component, SubComponent, ComponentExtension

The finish() function is analogous to the setup() function but called after simulation end. It is called once on each component, just prior to simulation destruction. Common uses of this function include generating output, local post-processing, and error-checking.


This function is called by SSTCore on Components only. Components, SubComponents, and ComponentExtensions must in turn manually call finish() on their SubComponents and ComponentExtensions. This allows developers to control both whether those objects participate in the Finish phase, and the order in which they participate.


  • returns none


Excerpt from sst-elements/src/sst/elements/simpleElementExample/basicSimLifeCycle.h
#include <sst/core/component.h>
#include <sst/core/link.h>

class basicSimLifeCycle : public SST::Component {

/** ELI removed for brevity, would be here **/

basicSimLifeCycle(SST::ComponentId_t id, SST::Params& params);

virtual void finish() override;

/** Other public functions here */

// Parameters
unsigned eventsToSend;
bool verbose;

// Component state
unsigned eventsReceived; // Number of events we've received
unsigned eventsForwarded; // Number of events we've forwarded
unsigned eventsSent; // Number of events we've sent (initiated)
std::set<std::string> neighbors; // Set of all neighbors on the ring
std::set<std::string>::iterator iter; // Next component to send to in the eventRequests map

// Additional state reported during finish
std::string leftMsg, rightMsg;

// SST Output object, for printing, error messages, etc.
SST::Output* out;

// Links
SST::Link* leftLink;
SST::Link* rightLink;
Excerpt from sst-elements/src/sst/elements/simpleElementExample/
#include "sst_config.h"
#include "basicSimLifeCycle.h"

void basicSimLifeCycle::finish()
out->output(" My name is %s and I sent %u messages. I received %u messages and forwarded %u messages.\n"
" My left neighbor said: %s\n"
" My right neighbor said: %s\n",
getName().c_str(), eventsSent, eventsReceived, eventsForwarded,
leftMsg.c_str(), rightMsg.c_str());
#include <sst/core/component.h> // or
#include <sst/core/subcomponent.h> // or
#include <sst/core/componentExtension.h>