# PetscIntMultTruncate#

Computes the product of two positive `PetscInt`

and truncates the value to slightly less than the maximal possible value

## Synopsis#

```
static inline PetscInt PetscIntMultTruncate(PetscInt a, PetscInt b)
```

Not Collective; No Fortran Support

## Input Parameters#

the PetscInt value**a -**the second value**b -**

## Returns#

the result as a `PetscInt`

value

## Notes#

Use `PetscInt64Mult()`

to compute the product of two `PetscInt`

as a `PetscInt64`

Use `PetscRealIntMultTruncate()`

to compute the product of a `PetscReal`

and a `PetscInt`

and truncate to fit a `PetscInt`

Use `PetscIntMultError()`

to compute the product of two `PetscInt`

if you wish to generate an error if the result will not fit in a `PetscInt`

## Developers Notes#

We currently assume that `PetscInt`

addition can never overflow, this is obviously wrong but requires many more checks.

This is used where we compute approximate sizes for workspace and need to insure the workspace is index-able.

## See Also#

`PetscBLASInt`

, `PetscMPIInt`

, `PetscInt`

, `PetscBLASIntCast()`

, `PetscInt64Mult()`

, `PetscIntMultError()`

, `PetscIntSumError()`

,
`PetscIntSumTruncate()`

## Level#

advanced

## Location#

Index of all Sys routines

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