17.2.388. MPI_Type_create_resized

MPI_Type_create_resized - Returns a new data type with new extent and upper and lower bounds.

17.2.388.1. SYNTAX

17.2.388.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Type_create_resized(MPI_Datatype oldtype, MPI_Aint lb,
     MPI_Aint extent, MPI_Datatype *newtype)

17.2.388.1.2. Fortran Syntax (see FORTRAN 77 NOTES)

USE MPI
! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'
MPI_TYPE_CREATE_RESIZED(OLDTYPE, LB, EXTENT, NEWTYPE, IERROR)
     INTEGER OLDTYPE, NEWTYPE, IERROR
     INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND)  LB, EXTENT

17.2.388.1.3. Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08
MPI_Type_create_resized(oldtype, lb, extent, newtype, ierror)
     INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND), INTENT(IN) :: lb, extent
     TYPE(MPI_Datatype), INTENT(IN) :: oldtype
     TYPE(MPI_Datatype), INTENT(OUT) :: newtype
     INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror

17.2.388.2. INPUT PARAMETERS

  • oldtype: Input data type (handle).

  • lb: New lower bound of data type (integer).

  • extent: New extent of data type (integer).

17.2.388.3. OUTPUT PARAMETERS

  • newtype: Output data type (handle).

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

17.2.388.4. DESCRIPTION

MPI_Type_create_resized returns in newtype a handle to a new data type that is identical to oldtype, except that the lower bound of this new data type is set to be lb, and its upper bound is set to be lb + extent. Any previous lb and ub markers are erased, and a new pair of lower bound and upper bound markers are put in the positions indicated by the lb and extent arguments. This affects the behavior of the data type when used in communication operations, with count > 1, and when used in the construction of new derived data types.

17.2.388.5. FORTRAN 77 NOTES

The MPI standard prescribes portable Fortran syntax for the LB and EXTENT arguments only for Fortran 90. FORTRAN 77 users may use the non-portable syntax

     INTEGER*MPI_ADDRESS_KIND LB
or
     INTEGER*MPI_ADDRESS_KIND EXTENT

where MPI_ADDRESS_KIND is a constant defined in mpif.h and gives the length of the declared integer in bytes.

17.2.388.6. NOTE

Use of MPI_Type_create_resized is strongly recommended over the old MPI-1 functions MPI_Type_extent and MPI_Type_lb.

17.2.388.7. 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.