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MPI_Type_create_hvector - Construct a new type using a vector of contiguous blocks of another type with strides in bytes


#include <mpi.h> int MPI_Type_create_hvector(int count , int b_len , MPI_Aint stride , MPI_Datatype oldtype , MPI_Datatype *newtype );

#include <pmpi.h> int PMPI_Type_create_hvector(int count , int b_len , MPI_Aint stride , MPI_Datatype oldtype , MPI_Datatype *newtype );

#include <mpi.h> MPI::Datatype MPI::Datatype::Create_hvector(int count , int b_len , MPI::Aint stride ) const;

INCLUDE 'mpif.h' MPI_TYPE_CREATE_HVECTOR(count , b_len , stride , oldtype , newtype , ierr ) INTEGER count , b_len , oldtype , newtype , ierr INTEGER(KIND=MPI_ADDRESS_KIND) stride


count - number of vector elements (integer)

b_len - block length of each vector element (integer)

stride - offset between the start of each vector element in bytes (integer)

oldtype - component type (handle)


newtype - newly constructed type (handle)


The MPI_Type_create_hvector() function is used to create a new type that describes count series of blocks of b_len contiguous copies of the type oldtype separated by stride - b_len * oldtype.extent bytes apart. In other words, the start of each block is stride bytes apart.

Note that MPI_Type_hvector() is a similar function. However, in FORTRAN, the stride is only 32-bits. Hence, that function is deprecated, and this function should be used instead.

The type newtype created by this function should be commited with MPI_Type_commit() if it is to be used with message passing functions. The type should be eventually freed with the MPI_Type_free() function.

The C++ version of this function passes the new type as the return value.

PMPI_Type_create_hvector() is the profiling version of this function.


All MPI routines except for MPI_Wtime and MPI_Wtick return an error code. The the current MPI error handler is invoked if the return value is not MPI_SUCCESS. The default error handler aborts, but this may be changed with by using the MPI_Errhandler_set() function. The predefined error handler MPI_ERRORS_RETURN may be used to cause error values to be returned instead. Note that MPI does not guarentee that an MPI program can continue past an error. In this implementation, all errors except MPI_ERR_INTERN or MPI_ERR_OTHER should always be recoverable.

In C, the error code is passed as the return value. In FORTRAN, all functions have an parameter ierr which returns the error code. MPI C++ functions do not directly return an error code. However, C++ users may want to use the MPI::ERRORS_THROW_EXCEPTIONS handler. This will throw an MPI::Exception with the corresponding error code. To prevent exceptions from being raised from within C and Fortran code, they will see all error return values as MPI_ERR_PENDING when this handler is chosen. In this implementation, call MPI::throw_exception() to throw the correct exception if this occurs.

MPI_SUCCESS - No error;

MPI_ERR_PENDING - Pending exception;

MPI_ERR_COUNT - Invalid count;

MPI_ERR_ARG - Invalid pointer;

MPI_ERR_TYPE - Invalid type;

MPI_ERR_INTERN - Out of Memory.


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