[MPIWG Fortran] Question about MPI_Status_f2f08() and _f082f()

William Gropp wgropp at illinois.edu
Fri Jul 10 07:49:08 CDT 2020

That certainly was not my understanding - I expected that these would be defined only for F08, allowing code in F08 to move status data to/from the integer status array for the prior Fortran bindings. I am in favor of clarifying the standard to make this clear.


William Gropp
Director and Chief Scientist, NCSA
Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

> On Jul 9, 2020, at 7:54 PM, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) via mpiwg-fortran <mpiwg-fortran at lists.mpi-forum.org> wrote:
> MPI-3.1 Figure 17.1 (in section 17.2.5, starting on page 656) defines the following routines:
> 1. MPI_Status_c2f() (from MPI-2)
> 2. MPI_Status_f2c() (from MPI-2)
> 3. MPI_Status_c2f08() (new in MPI-3)
> 4. MPI_Status_f082c() (new in MPI-3)
> 5. MPI_Status_f2f08() (new in MPI-3)
> 6. MPI_Status_f082f() (new in MPI-3)
> All of the functions are fairly straightforward to implement in C.
> But per the bottom part of Figure 17.1, two of the routines are supposed to be implemented in Fortran: #5 and #6.
> Does this mean that TYPE(MPI_Status) needs to be defined in mpif.h and the mpi module?
> I'm not sure how an MPI application would be able to invoke functions #5 and #6 without a definition of TYPE(MPI_Status) -- or even have a variable of that type that they need to convert to INTEGER(MPI_STATUS_SIZE).
> -- 
> Jeff Squyres
> jsquyres at cisco.com
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