C int info = pvm_precv( int tid, int msgtag, char *buf,
int len, int datatype, int *atid,
int *atag, int *alen )
Fortran call pvmfprecv( tid, msgtag, buf, len, datatype,
atid, atag, alen, info )
pvm_precv can receive messages sent by pvm_psend, pvm_send, pvm_mcast, or pvm_bcast.
A -1 in msgtag or tid matches anything. This allows the user the following options. If tid = -1 and msgtag is defined by the user, then pvm_precv will accept a message from any process which has a matching msgtag. If msgtag = -1 and tid is defined by the user, then pvm_precv will accept any message that is sent from process tid. If tid = -1 and msgtag = -1, then pvm_precv will accept any message from any process.
In C the datatype parameter must be one of the following, depending on the type of data to be unpacked: [Version 3.3.0 - This parameter only determines message length, not data conversion. It only unpacks raw bytes]
datatype Data Type PVM_STR string PVM_BYTE byte PVM_SHORT short PVM_INT int PVM_FLOAT real PVM_CPLX complex PVM_DOUBLE double PVM_DCPLX double complex PVM_LONG long integer PVM_USHORT unsigned short int PVM_UINT unsigned int PVM_ULONG unsigned long int
In Fortran the same data types specified for unpack should be used.
The PVM model guarantees the following about message order. If task 1 sends message A to task 2, then task 1 sends message B to task 2, message A will arrive at task 2 before message B. Moreover, if both messages arrive before task 2 does a receive, then a wildcard receive will always return message A.
If pvm_precv is successful, info will be = 0. If some error occurs then info will be < 0.
pvm_precv is blocking which means the routine waits until a message matching the user specified tid and msgtag arrives at the local pvmd. If the message has already arrived then pvm_precv returns immediately with the message.
pvm_precv does not affect the state of the current receive message buffer (created by the other receive functions).
This problem occurs because nonstandard message headers are used for efficiency in the pvm_psend function. In the generic Unix version of PVM, the calls are fully interoperable.
The message tag space is shared between pvm_send and pvm_psend, so you must be careful to avoid selecting the wrong message (for example by using a wildcard to match the message).
C: info = pvm_precv( tid, msgtag, array, cnt, PVM_FLOAT, &src, &rtag, &rlen ); Fortran: CALL PVMFPRECV( -1, 4, BUF, CNT, REAL4, > SRC, RTAG, RCNT, INFO )