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MPI_Pack(3) MPI MPI_Pack(3)
MPI_Pack - Packs a datatype into contiguous memory
int MPI_Pack(MPICH2_CONST void *inbuf,
inbuf - input buffer start (choice)
- number of input data items (non-negative integer)
- datatype of each input data item (handle)
- output buffer size, in bytes (non-negative integer)
comm - communicator for packed message (handle)
outbuf - output buffer start (choice)
- current position in buffer, in bytes (integer)
NOTES (FROM THE SPECIFICATIONS)
The input value of position is the first location in the output buffer
to be used for packing. position is incremented by the size of the
packed message, and the output value of position is the first location
in the output buffer following the locations occupied by the packed
message. The comm argument is the communicator that will be
subsequently used for sending the packed message.
NOTES FOR FORTRAN
All MPI routines in Fortran (except for MPI_WTIME and MPI_WTICK ) have
an additional argument ierr at the end of the argument list. ierr is
an integer and has the same meaning as the return value of the routine
in C. In Fortran, MPI routines are subroutines, and are invoked with
the call statement.
All MPI objects (e.g., MPI_Datatype , MPI_Comm ) are of type INTEGER in
All MPI routines (except MPI_Wtime and MPI_Wtick ) return an error
value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in
the last argument. Before the value is returned, the current MPI error
handler is called. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI job.
The error handler may be changed with MPI_Comm_set_errhandler (for
communicators), MPI_File_set_errhandler (for files), and
MPI_Win_set_errhandler (for RMA windows). The MPI-1 routine
MPI_Errhandler_set may be used but its use is deprecated. The
predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error
values to be returned. Note that MPI does not guarentee that an MPI
program can continue past an error; however, MPI implementations will
attempt to continue whenever possible.
- No error; MPI routine completed successfully.
- Invalid argument. Some argument is invalid and is not
identified by a specific error class (e.g., MPI_ERR_RANK ).
- Other error; use MPI_Error_string to get more information
about this error code.