17.2.167. MPI_Get_address

MPI_Get_address - Gets the address of a location in memory.

17.2.167.1. Syntax

17.2.167.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Get_address(const void *location, MPI_Aint *address)

17.2.167.1.2. Fortran Syntax

USE MPI
! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'

MPI_GET_ADDRESS(LOCATION, ADDRESS, IERROR)
    <type> LOCATION(*)
    INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND) ADDRESS
    INTEGER IERROR

17.2.167.1.3. Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08

MPI_Get_address(location, address, ierror)
    TYPE(*), DIMENSION(..), ASYNCHRONOUS :: location
    INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND), INTENT(OUT) :: address
    INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror

17.2.167.2. Input Parameters

  • location : Location in caller memory (choice).

17.2.167.3. Output Parameters

  • address : Address of location (integer).

  • IERROR : Fortran only: Error status (integer).

17.2.167.4. Description

MPI_Get_address returns the byte address of a location in memory.

Example: Using MPI_Get_address for an array.

EAL A(100,100)
    INTEGER I1, I2, DIFF
    CALL MPI_GET_ADDRESS(A(1,1), I1, IERROR)
    CALL MPI_GET_ADDRESS(A(10,10), I2, IERROR)
    DIFF = I2 - I1
! The value of DIFF is 909*sizeofreal; the values of I1 and I2 are
! implementation dependent.

17.2.167.5. Notes

Current Fortran MPI codes will run unmodified and will port to any system. However, they may fail if addresses larger than 2^32 - 1 are used in the program. New codes should be written so that they use the new functions. This provides compatibility with C and avoids errors on 64-bit architectures. However, such newly written codes may need to be (slightly) rewritten to port to old Fortran 77 environments that do not support KIND declarations.

17.2.167.6. Errors

Almost all MPI routines return an error value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in the last argument.

Before the error value is returned, the current MPI error handler is called. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI job, except for I/O function errors. The error handler may be changed with MPI_Comm_set_errhandler; the predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error values to be returned. Note that MPI does not guarantee that an MPI program can continue past an error.