MPI_Alloc_mem(3) Open MPI MPI_Alloc_mem(3)

MPI_Alloc_mem - Allocates a specified memory segment.

#include <mpi.h>
int MPI_Alloc_mem(MPI_Aint size, MPI_Info info, void *baseptr)

USE MPI
! or the older form: INCLUDE 'mpif.h'
MPI_ALLOC_MEM(SIZE, INFO, BASEPTR, IERROR)
	INTEGER INFO, IERROR
	INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND) SIZE, BASEPTR

USE mpi_f08
MPI_Alloc_mem(size, info, baseptr, ierror)
	USE, INTRINSIC :: ISO_C_BINDING, ONLY 
	INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND), INTENT(IN) :: size
	TYPE(MPI_Info), INTENT(IN) :: info
	TYPE(C_PTR), INTENT(OUT) :: baseptr
	INTEGER, OPTIONAL, INTENT(OUT) :: ierror

#include <mpi.h>
void* MPI::Alloc_mem(MPI::Aint size, const MPI::Info& info)

Size of memory segment in bytes (nonnegative integer).
Info argument (handle).

Pointer to beginning of memory segment allocated.
Fortran only: Error status (integer).

MPI_Alloc_mem allocates size bytes of memory. The starting address of this memory is returned in the variable base.

There is no portable FORTRAN 77 syntax for using MPI_Alloc_mem. There is no portable Fortran syntax for using pointers returned from MPI_Alloc_mem. However, MPI_Alloc_mem can be used with Sun Fortran compilers.

From FORTRAN 77, you can use the following non-standard declarations for the SIZE and BASEPTR arguments:


INCLUDE "mpif.h"
INTEGER*MPI_ADDRESS_KIND SIZE, BASEPTR

From either FORTRAN 77 or Fortran 90, you can use "Cray pointers" for the BASEPTR argument. Cray pointers are described further in the Fortran User's Guide and are supported by many Fortran compilers. For example,


INCLUDE "mpif.h"
REAL*4 A(100,100)
POINTER (BASEPTR, A)
INTEGER*MPI_ADDRESS_KIND SIZE
SIZE = 4 * 100 * 100
CALL MPI_ALLOC_MEM(SIZE,MPI_INFO_NULL,BASEPTR,IERR)
! use A
CALL MPI_FREE_MEM(A, IERR)

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.

MPI_Free_mem

November 24, 2021 4.1.2