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MPI_Scatterv(3) MPI MPI_Scatterv(3)
MPI_Scatterv - Scatters a buffer in parts to all processes in a
int MPI_Scatterv(MPICH2_CONST void *sendbuf, MPICH2_CONST int *sendcnts, MPICH2_CONST int *displs,
MPI_Datatype sendtype, void *recvbuf, int recvcnt,
int root, MPI_Comm comm)
- address of send buffer (choice, significant only at root )
- integer array (of length group size) specifying the number of
elements to send to each processor
displs - integer array (of length group size). Entry i specifies the
displacement (relative to sendbuf from which to take the
outgoing data to process i
- data type of send buffer elements (handle)
- number of elements in receive buffer (integer)
- data type of receive buffer elements (handle)
root - rank of sending process (integer)
comm - communicator (handle)
- address of receive buffer (choice)
THREAD AND INTERRUPT SAFETY
This routine is thread-safe. This means that this routine may be
safely used by multiple threads without the need for any user-provided
thread locks. However, the routine is not interrupt safe. Typically,
this is due to the use of memory allocation routines such as malloc or
other non-MPICH runtime routines that are themselves not interrupt-
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 communicator. A common error is to use a null
communicator in a call (not even allowed in MPI_Comm_rank ).
- Invalid count argument. Count arguments must be non-negative;
a count of zero is often valid.
- Invalid datatype argument. May be an uncommitted MPI_Datatype
(see MPI_Type_commit ).
- Invalid buffer pointer. Usually a null buffer where one is