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Name

MPI_Type_get_attr - Returns the attribute associated with a data type.

Syntax

C Syntax


#include <mpi.h>
int MPI_Type_get_attr(MPI_Datatype type, int type_keyval, void *attribute_val,
int *flag)

Fortran Syntax (see FORTRAN 77 NOTES)


INCLUDE ’mpif.h’
MPI_TYPE_GET_ATTR(TYPE, TYPE_KEYVAL, ATTRIBUTE_VAL, FLAG, IERROR)
    INTEGER    TYPE, TYPE_KEYVAL, IERROR
    INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND) ATTRIBUTE_VAL
    LOGICAL FLAG

C++ Syntax


#include <mpi.h>
bool MPI::Datatype::Get_attr(int type_keyval, void* attribute_val) const

Input Parameters

type
Data type to which the attribute is attached (handle).
type_keyval
Key value (integer).

Output Parameters

attribute_val
Attribute value, unless flag = false
flag
"false" if no attribute is associated with the key (logical).
IERROR
Fortran only: Error status (integer).

Description

For the given data type, MPI_Type_get_attr returns an attribute value that corresponds to the specified key value.

Fortran 77 Notes

The MPI standard prescribes portable Fortran syntax for the ATTRIBUTE_VAL argument only for Fortran 90. Sun FORTRAN 77 users may use the non-portable syntax


     INTEGER*MPI_ADDRESS_KIND ATTRIBUTE_VAL

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

Errors

Almost all MPI routines return an error value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in the last argument. C++ functions do not return errors. If the default error handler is set to MPI::ERRORS_THROW_EXCEPTIONS, then on error the C++ exception mechanism will be used to throw an MPI::Exception object.

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.

See Also

MPI_Type_set_attr


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