17.2.226. MPI_Info_get_string

MPI_Info_get_string - Retrieves the value associated with a key in an info object.

17.2.226.1. SYNTAX

17.2.226.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Info_get_string(MPI_Info info, const char *key, int *buflen, char *value, int *flag)

17.2.226.1.2. Fortran Syntax

USE MPI
! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'
MPI_INFO_GET_STRING(INFO, KEY, BUFLEN, VALUE, FLAG, IERROR)
     INTEGER INFO, BUFLEN, IERROR
     CHARACTER*(*) KEY, VALUE
     LOGICAL FLAG

17.2.226.1.3. Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08
MPI_Info_get_string(info, key, buflen, value, flag, ierror)
     TYPE(MPI_Info), INTENT(IN) :: info
     CHARACTER(LEN=*), INTENT(IN) :: key
     INTEGER, INTENT(INOUT) :: buflen
     CHARACTER(LEN=valuelen), INTENT(OUT) :: value
     LOGICAL, INTENT(OUT) :: flag
     INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror

17.2.226.2. INPUT PARAMETERS

  • info: Info object (handle).

  • key: Key (string).

17.2.226.3. OUTPUT PARAMETER

  • buflen On entry, length of value arg. On return, set to required size to: hold value string (integer).

  • value: Value (string).

  • flag: Returns true if key defined, false if not (boolean).

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

17.2.226.4. DESCRIPTION

MPI_Info_get_string retrieves the value associated with key from info, if any. If such a key exists in info, it sets flag to true and returns the value in value, otherwise it sets flag to false and leaves value unchanged. buflen on input is the size of the provided buffer, for the output of buflen it is the size of the buffer needed to store the value string. If the buflen passed into the function is less than the actual size needed to store the value string (including null terminator in C), the value is truncated. On return, the value of buflen will be set to the required buffer size to hold the value string. If buflen is set to 0, value is not changed. In C, buflen includes the required space for the null terminator. In C, this function returns a null terminated string in all cases where the buflen input value is greater than 0.

If key is larger than MPI_MAX_INFO_KEY, the call is erroneous.

17.2.226.5. 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.