File: MPI_Pack_size.3

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.TH MPI_Pack_size 3 "1/6/1997" " " "MPI"
.SH NAME
MPI_Pack_size \-  Returns the upper bound on the amount of space needed to pack a message 
.SH SYNOPSIS
.nf
#include "mpi.h"
int MPI_Pack_size ( incount, datatype, comm, size )
int           incount;
MPI_Datatype  datatype;
MPI_Comm      comm;
int          *size;
.fi
.SH INPUT PARAMETERS
.PD 0
.TP
.B incount 
- count argument to packing call (integer) 
.PD 1
.PD 0
.TP
.B datatype 
- datatype argument to packing call (handle) 
.PD 1
.PD 0
.TP
.B comm 
- communicator argument to packing call (handle) 
.PD 1

.SH OUTPUT PARAMETER
.PD 0
.TP
.B size 
- upper bound on size of packed message, in bytes (integer) 
.PD 1

.SH NOTES FOR FORTRAN
All MPI routines in Fortran (except for 
.I MPI_WTIME
and 
.I MPI_WTICK
) have
an additional argument 
.I ierr
at the end of the argument list.  
.I 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
.I call
statement.

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

.SH ERRORS

All MPI routines (except 
.I MPI_Wtime
and 
.I 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 
.I MPI_Errhandler_set
; the predefined error handler
.I MPI_ERRORS_RETURN
may be used to cause error values to be returned.
Note that MPI does 
.B not
guarentee that an MPI program can continue past
an error.

.PD 0
.TP
.B MPI_SUCCESS 
- No error; MPI routine completed successfully.
.PD 1
.PD 0
.TP
.B MPI_ERR_COMM 
- Invalid communicator.  A common error is to use a null
communicator in a call (not even allowed in 
.I MPI_Comm_rank
).
.PD 1
.PD 0
.TP
.B MPI_ERR_TYPE 
- Invalid datatype argument.  May be an uncommitted 
.PD 1
MPI_Datatype (see 
.I MPI_Type_commit
).
.PD 0
.TP
.B MPI_ERR_ARG 
- Invalid argument.  Some argument is invalid and is not
identified by a specific error class (e.g., 
.I MPI_ERR_RANK
).
.PD 1

.SH LOCATION
pack_size.c