Changes: 3.5

General:

  • –download-f-blas-lapack is now –download-fblaslapack.

  • PETSc built with –with-precision=__float128 will now by default read in binary files that have all 128 bits stored in the file, to read in files with 64 bit double use the option -binary_read_double

  • PETSc options of complex numbers must be passed as [+/-][realnumber][+/-]realnumberi with no spaces, you can no longer pass the real and complex part with a comma between them

  • PetscSynchronizedFlush() takes an additional argument, the file pointer on rank 0

  • PetscObjectStateQuery() is now corrected with PetscObjectStateGet()

  • A new PetscObjectState typedef is used by interface; 64-bit int to prevent overflow.

  • The configure option --with-dynamic-loading has been removed since this functionality is automatically available on systems that support it. Use the runtime option -dynamic_library_preload for similar functionality.

  • Default location of externalpackages is moved from PETSC_DIR/externalpackages to PETSC_DIR/PETSC_ARCH/externalpackages

  • Added --with-clean option to delete the build files in PETSC_DIR/PETSC_ARCH at the beginning of the build

  • The __SDIR__ macro (and __INSDIR__) is no longer used. We recommend passing full paths or paths from the project root to the compiler so that error messages contain enough context.

  • The “type” argument to PetscMalloc2() through PetscMalloc7(), PetscNew(), and PetscNewLog() have been removed. The type is now inferred from the pointer return type. PetscMalloc1() is now available for allocating arrays, and PetscCalloc1() through PetscCalloc7() have been added for when cleared (zeroed) memory is needed.

  • Moved matlab scripts like PetscBinaryRead.m PetscBinaryWrite.m from bin/matlab to share/petsc/matlab

IS:

  • ISLocalToGlobalMappingCreate() now takes a blocksize. Added ISLocalToGlobalMappingApplyBlock() removed ISLocalToGlobalMappingBlock() and ISLocalToGlobalMappingUnblock()

PF:

Vec:

VecScatter:

PetscSection:

  • Now only the F90 binding for VecSetValuesSection() is present

Mat:

  • Removed third argument to MatNullSpaceRemove(). Use VecDuplicate() and VecCopy() if the original Vec must be kept.

  • MatGetRedundantMatrix(Mat mat,PetscInt nsubcomm,MPI_Comm subcomm,PetscInt mlocal_red,MatReuse reuse,Mat *matredundant) is replaced by MatRedundantMatrix(Mat mat,PetscInt nsubcomm,MPI_Comm subcomm,MatReuse reuse,Mat *matredundant).

  • MatGetColoring() has been removed and replaced by the MatColoring object.

PC:

  • PCASA has been removed, it never worked properly

  • The documented, but semi-private function PCMGResidual_Default() is now public and named PCMGResidualDefault().

  • PCGAMG default smoother changed from PCJACOBI to PCSOR.

  • Different logic for PCBDDC APIs: added PCBDDCSet/GetDirichlet/NeumannBoundariesLocal, PCBDDCSetDofsSplittingLocal. Previous call to PCBDDCXXXBoundaries should be replaced by PCBDDCXXXBoundariesLocal. The same holds for setting the fields split. In all cases, the index sets should have the same communicator as the PC.

  • Added PCBDDCSetChangeOfBasisLocalMat for user defined change of basis

  • PCFieldSplitSchurPrecondition() deprecated (replaced in Fortran) in favor of PCFieldSplitSetSchurPre().

KSP:

SNES:

SNESLineSearch:

TS:

DM/DA:

  • DMDAGetLocalToGlobalMappingBlock() has been removed, the DMDAGetLocalToGlobalMapping() now handles both block and non-block cases

  • DMDAGetGlobalIndices(DM,PetscInt*,const PetscInt*[]) and DMDARestoreGlobalIndices(DM,PetscInt*,const PetscInt*[]) are removed, use DMGetLocalToGlobalMapping() to get this information

  • DMADDA has been removed, it never worked correctly

  • The MatType argument is removed from DMCreateMatrix(), you can use DMSetMatType() to indicate the type you want used with a DM, defaults to MATAIJ

  • DMDABoundaryType has become DMBoundaryType, and all the enumeration values have also been renamed.

DMPlex:

PetscViewer:

SYS:

AO:

Sieve:

  • Sieve/DMMesh has been removed entirely. Use DMPlex.

Fortran:

  • PETSC_DEFAULT_DOUBLE_PRECISION has been replaced with PETSC_DEFAULT_REAL

ExternalPackages:

  • Configure options --download-umfpack and --download-cholmod to download UMFPACK and CHOLMOD have been removed. Use --download-suitesparse to download these packages.

  • Added interface to Pardiso solver in Intel MKL. To use MKL_Pardiso, PETSc should be configured with --blas-lapack-dir=LOCATION_OF_INTEL_MKL           --with-mkl_pardiso-dir=LOCATION_OF_INTEL_MKL and then run the code with -pc_type lu -pc_factor_mat_solver_package mkl_pardiso