[MPI3 Fortran] Proposing changes to Fortran 2008

Hubert Ritzdorf ritzdorf at it.neclab.eu
Thu Mar 27 15:49:42 CDT 2008

Aleksandar Donev wrote:
> Hi,
> MPI_ISend has many more issues than MPI_Send. Which one are we discussing?
> For MPI_Send, I see no problem with copy in/out, in fact, I see it as 
> desirable because the compiler does the work of copying things like columns 
> of arrays into contig buffers. Is there a problem with copy in/out and the 
> blocking calls?
Yes, if derived MPI datatypes are used.
>> The C_LOC functionality is not far away from this requirement
> C_LOC exactly satisfies the requirement of no copy in/out and probably should 
> be used for MPI_ISend. It requires TARGET, which should in fact be required 
> if you are retaining a pointer to an array (even if this pointer is only in C 
> and not visible to the Fortran compiler).
The requirement of target attribute is not really acceptable from the 
MPI standard; for example I would
expect that that MPI_Isend (C_LOC(buf(1000:2000)), ...) would not be 

Best regards

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