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Moves the file pointer on a PETSc binary file.


PetscErrorCode  PetscBinarySynchronizedSeek(MPI_Comm comm,int fd,off_t off,PetscBinarySeekType whence,off_t *offset)

Input Parameters

fd - the file
whence - if PETSC_BINARY_SEEK_SET then size is an absolute location in the file if PETSC_BINARY_SEEK_CUR then size is offset from current location if PETSC_BINARY_SEEK_END then size is offset from end of file
off - number of bytes to move. Use PETSC_BINARY_INT_SIZE, PETSC_BINARY_SCALAR_SIZE, etc. in your calculation rather than sizeof() to compute byte lengths.

Output Parameter

offset -new offset in file


Integers are stored on the file as 32 long, regardless of whether they are stored in the machine as 32 or 64, this means the same binary file may be read on any machine. Hence you CANNOT use sizeof() to determine the offset or location.

See Also

PetscBinaryRead(), PetscBinaryWrite(), PetscBinaryOpen(), PetscBinarySynchronizedWrite(), PetscBinarySynchronizedRead(),




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