19.2.403. MPI_Type_get_extent

MPI_Type_get_extent, MPI_Type_get_extent_x - Returns the lower bound and extent of a data type.

19.2.403.1. SYNTAX

19.2.403.1.1. C Syntax

#include <mpi.h>

int MPI_Type_get_extent(MPI_Datatype datatype, MPI_Aint *lb,
     MPI_Aint *extent)
int MPI_Type_get_extent_x(MPI_Datatype datatype, MPI_Count *lb,
     MPI_Count *extent)

19.2.403.1.2. Fortran Syntax

USE MPI
! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'
MPI_TYPE_GET_EXTENT(DATATYPE, LB, EXTENT, IERROR)
     INTEGER DATATYPE, IERROR
     INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND) LB, EXTENT
MPI_TYPE_GET_EXTENT_X(DATATYPE, LB, EXTENT, IERROR)
     INTEGER DATATYPE, IERROR
     INTEGER(KIND=MPI_COUNT_KIND) LB, EXTENT

19.2.403.1.3. Fortran 2008 Syntax

USE mpi_f08
MPI_Type_get_extent(datatype, lb, extent, ierror)
     TYPE(MPI_Datatype), INTENT(IN) :: datatype
     INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND), INTENT(OUT) :: lb, extent
     INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror
MPI_Type_get_extent_x(datatype, lb, extent, ierror)
     TYPE(MPI_Datatype), INTENT(IN) :: datatype
     INTEGER(KIND = MPI_COUNT_KIND), INTENT(OUT) :: lb, extent
     INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror

19.2.403.2. INPUT PARAMETER

  • datatype: Data type (handle).

19.2.403.3. OUTPUT PARAMETERS

  • lb: Lower bound of data type (integer).

  • extent: Data type extent (integer).

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

19.2.403.4. DESCRIPTION

MPI_Type_get_extent returns the lower bound and the extent of datatype. For either function, if either the lb or extent parameter cannot express the value to be returned (e.g., if the parameter is too small to hold the output value), it is set to MPI_UNDEFINED.

19.2.403.5. NOTE

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

19.2.403.6. ERRORS

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

Before the error value is returned, the current MPI error handler associated with the communication object (e.g., communicator, window, file) is called. If no communication object is associated with the MPI call, then the call is considered attached to MPI_COMM_SELF and will call the associated MPI error handler. When MPI_COMM_SELF is not initialized (i.e., before MPI_Init/MPI_Init_thread, after MPI_Finalize, or when using the Sessions Model exclusively) the error raises the initial error handler. The initial error handler can be changed by calling MPI_Comm_set_errhandler on MPI_COMM_SELF when using the World model, or the mpi_initial_errhandler CLI argument to mpiexec or info key to MPI_Comm_spawn/MPI_Comm_spawn_multiple. If no other appropriate error handler has been set, then the MPI_ERRORS_RETURN error handler is called for MPI I/O functions and the MPI_ERRORS_ABORT error handler is called for all other MPI functions.

Open MPI includes three predefined error handlers that can be used:

  • MPI_ERRORS_ARE_FATAL Causes the program to abort all connected MPI processes.

  • MPI_ERRORS_ABORT An error handler that can be invoked on a communicator, window, file, or session. When called on a communicator, it acts as if MPI_Abort was called on that communicator. If called on a window or file, acts as if MPI_Abort was called on a communicator containing the group of processes in the corresponding window or file. If called on a session, aborts only the local process.

  • MPI_ERRORS_RETURN Returns an error code to the application.

MPI applications can also implement their own error handlers by calling:

Note that MPI does not guarantee that an MPI program can continue past an error.

See the MPI man page for a full list of MPI error codes.

See the Error Handling section of the MPI-3 standard for more information.