pvm_bufinfo() - Returns information about a message buffer.
C int info = pvm_bufinfo( int bufid, int *bytes, int *msgtag, int *tid )
Fortran call pvmfbufinfo( bufid, bytes, msgtag, tid, info )
bufid Integer specifying a particular message buffer identifier.
bytes Integer returning the length in bytes of the entire message.
msgtag Integer returning the message label. Useful when the message was received with a wildcard msgtag.
tid Integer returning the source of the message. Useful when the message was received with a wildcard tid.
info Integer status code returned by the routine. Values less than zero indicate an error.
The routine pvm_bufinfo returns information about the requested message buffer. Typically it is used to determine facts about the last received message such as its size or source. pvm_bufinfo is especially useful when an application is able to receive any incoming message, and the action taken depends on the source tid and the msgtag associated with the message that comes in first. If pvm_bufinfo is successful, info will be 0. If some error occurs then info will be < 0.
bufid = pvm_recv( -1, -1 );
info = pvm_bufinfo( bufid, &bytes, &type, &source );
CALL PVMFRECV( -1, -1, BUFID )
CALL PVMFBUFINFO( BUFID, BYTES, TYPE, SOURCE, INFO )
This error condition can be returned by pvm_bufinfo.