The Great and Terrible implementation of MPI-2

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get type contents
int MPI_Type_get_contents(
  MPI_Datatype datatype,
  int max_integers,
  int max_addresses,
  int max_datatypes,
  int array_of_integers[],
  MPI_Aint array_of_addresses[],
  MPI_Datatype array_of_datatypes[]


[in] datatype
[in] max integers
[in] max addresses
[in] max datatypes
[out] integers
[out] addresses
[out] datatypes


The actual arguments used in the creation call for a datatype can be obtained from the call MPI_Type_get_contents.

See the MPI-2 standard for more details: MPI_Type_get_contents web page.

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 Fortran.


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.

Example Code

The following sample code illustrates MPI_Type_get_contents.

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