[MPIWG Fortran] MPI_STATUS_SIZE: Why only in Fortran?
Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)
jsquyres at cisco.com
Tue Sep 8 12:54:45 CDT 2020
On Sep 8, 2020, at 11:15 AM, Rolf Rabenseifner via mpiwg-fortran <mpiwg-fortran at lists.mpi-forum.org<mailto:mpiwg-fortran at lists.mpi-forum.org>> wrote:
It was clearly overseen when setting up the language interoperability chapter.
Yes, we should duplicate the whole table MPI-3.1 A.1.1. p672:6-12
on MPI_STATUS_SIZE and the indexes MPI_SOURCE, MPI_TAG, and MPI_ERROR.
My apologies, because I was involved.
In C, I would recommend to use the following name scheme that we already
use for other Fortran specific constants and functions:
int MPI_F_STATUS_SIZE and MPI_F_SOURCE, MPI_F_TAG, and MPI_F_ERROR,
Ah, yes: "F" is better (i.e., shorter than "FORTRAN").
(in C only to specify a Fortran status array and indexes into such an array
as defined in mpif.h and the mpi module. The values of Fortran MPI_STATUS_SIZE
and C MPI_F_STATUS_SIZE are identical, whereas the indexes in C are 1 less
than in Fortran to reflect that the arrays in Fortran start by default with index 1
whereas in C with index 0)
On MPI-3.1 p656:29, I would add
In C, such an f_status array can be defined with MPI_Fint f_status[MPI_F_STATUS_SIZE].
Within this array, one can use in C the indexes MPI_F_SOURCE, MPI_F_TAG and MPI_F_ERROR
to access the same elements as in Fortran with MPI_SOURCE, MPI_TAG and MPI_ERROR.
The C indexes are 1 less the corresponding indexes in Fortran due to the different
default array start indexes in both languages.
This is better than the text I had roughed out. I'll use it; thanks.
And MPI_F_STATUS_SIZE must be added to the list on page 15.
Yes, and I would treat it is an Errata because of the incompletness of
And yes, sizeof(MPI_Status) may be 24 (bytes in C) whereas MPI_STATUS_SIZE
and the new MPI_F_STATUS_SIZE would both be 6 (Fortran INTEGER).
I'll submit an Errata PR / PDF for everyone to review shortly.
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