MPI_Scatterv

Scatters a buffer in parts to all tasks in a group

Synopsis


#include "mpi.h"
int MPI_Scatterv ( sendbuf, sendcnts, displs, sendtype, 
                   recvbuf, recvcnt,  recvtype, 
                   root, comm )
void             *sendbuf;
int              *sendcnts;
int              *displs;
MPI_Datatype      sendtype;
void             *recvbuf;
int               recvcnt;
MPI_Datatype      recvtype;
int               root;
MPI_Comm          comm;

Input Parameters

sendbuf - address of send buffer (choice, significant only at root)
sendcounts - integer array (of length group size) specifying the number of elements to send to each processor
displs - integer array (of length group size). Entry i specifies the displacement (relative to sendbuf from which to take the outgoing data to process i
sendtype - data type of send buffer elements (handle)
recvcount - number of elements in receive buffer (integer)
recvtype - data type of receive buffer elements (handle)
root - rank of sending process (integer)
comm - communicator (handle)

Output Parameter

recvbuf - address of receive buffer (choice)

Notes for Fortran

All MPI routines in Fortran (except for MPI_WTIME and MPI_WTICK) have an additional argument ierr at the end of the argument list. ierr is an integer and has the same meaning as the return value of the routine in C. In Fortran, MPI routines are subroutines, and are invoked with the call statement.

All MPI objects (e.g., MPI_Datatype, MPI_Comm) are of type INTEGER in Fortran.

Errors

All MPI routines (except MPI_Wtime and MPI_Wtick) return an error value; C routines as the value of the function and Fortran routines in the last argument. Before the value is returned, the current MPI error handler is called. By default, this error handler aborts the MPI job. The error handler may be changed with MPI_Errhandler_set; the predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error values to be returned. Note that MPI does not guarentee that an MPI program can continue past an error.

MPI_SUCCESS - No error; MPI routine completed successfully.
MPI_ERR_COMM - Invalid communicator. A common error is to use a null communicator in a call (not even allowed in MPI_Comm_rank).
MPI_ERR_COUNT - Invalid count argument. Count arguments must be non-negative; a count of zero is often valid.
MPI_ERR_TYPE - Invalid datatype argument. May be an uncommitted
MPI_Datatype (see MPI_Type_commit).
MPI_ERR_BUFFER - Invalid buffer pointer. Usually a null buffer where one is not valid.

Location:scatterv.c