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GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType > Class Template Reference

#include <deal.II/lac/vector_memory.h>

Inheritance diagram for GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >:


struct  Pool

Public Types

typedef types::global_dof_index size_type

Public Member Functions

 GrowingVectorMemory (const size_type initial_size=0, const bool log_statistics=false)
virtual ~GrowingVectorMemory ()
virtual VectorType * alloc ()
virtual void free (const VectorType *const)
virtual std::size_t memory_consumption () const
- Public Member Functions inherited from VectorMemory< VectorType >
virtual ~VectorMemory ()=default
- Public Member Functions inherited from Subscriptor
 Subscriptor ()
 Subscriptor (const Subscriptor &)
 Subscriptor (Subscriptor &&)
virtual ~Subscriptor ()
Subscriptoroperator= (const Subscriptor &)
Subscriptoroperator= (Subscriptor &&)
void subscribe (const char *identifier=nullptr) const
void unsubscribe (const char *identifier=nullptr) const
unsigned int n_subscriptions () const
void list_subscribers () const
template<class Archive >
void serialize (Archive &ar, const unsigned int version)

Static Public Member Functions

static void release_unused_memory ()
- Static Public Member Functions inherited from VectorMemory< VectorType >
static::ExceptionBase & ExcNotAllocatedHere ()
- Static Public Member Functions inherited from Subscriptor
static::ExceptionBase & ExcInUse (int arg1, char *arg2, std::string &arg3)
static::ExceptionBase & ExcNoSubscriber (char *arg1, char *arg2)

Private Types

typedef std::pair< bool, std::unique_ptr< VectorType > > entry_type

Private Attributes

size_type total_alloc
size_type current_alloc
bool log_statistics

Static Private Attributes

static Pool pool
static Threads::Mutex mutex

Detailed Description

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
class GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >

A pool based memory management class. See the documentation of the base class for a description of its purpose.

Each time a vector is requested from this class, it checks if it has one available and returns its address, or allocates a new one on the heap. If a vector is returned from its user, through the GrowingVectorMemory::free() member function, it doesn't return the allocated memory to the operating system memory subsystem, but keeps it around unused for later use if GrowingVectorMemory::alloc() is called again. The class therefore avoid the overhead of repeatedly allocating memory on the heap if temporary vectors are required and released frequently; on the other hand, it doesn't release once-allocated memory at the earliest possible time and may therefore lead to an increased overall memory consumption.

All GrowingVectorMemory objects of the same vector type use the same memory pool. (In other words: The pool of vectors from which this class draws is global, rather than a regular member variable of the current class that is destroyed at the time that the surrounding GrowingVectorMemory object is destroyed.) Therefore, functions can create such a GrowingVectorMemory object whenever needed without the performance penalty of creating a new memory pool every time. A drawback of this policy is that vectors once allocated are only released at the end of the program run.

Guido Kanschat, 1999, 2007; Wolfgang Bangerth, 2017.

Definition at line 261 of file vector_memory.h.

Member Typedef Documentation

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
typedef types::global_dof_index GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::size_type

Declare type for container size.

Definition at line 267 of file vector_memory.h.

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
typedef std::pair<bool, std::unique_ptr<VectorType> > GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::entry_type

A type that describes this entries of an array that represents the vectors stored by this object. The first component of the pair is be a flag telling whether the vector is used, the second a pointer to the vector itself.

Definition at line 318 of file vector_memory.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::GrowingVectorMemory ( const size_type  initial_size = 0,
const bool  log_statistics = false 

Constructor. The argument allows to preallocate a certain number of vectors. The default is not to do this.

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
virtual GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::~GrowingVectorMemory ( )

Destructor. The destructor also checks that all vectors that have been allocated through the current object have all been released again. However, as discussed in the class documentation, this does not imply that their memory is returned to the operating system.

Member Function Documentation

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
virtual VectorType* GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::alloc ( )

Return a pointer to a new vector. The number of elements or their subdivision into blocks (if applicable) is unspecified and users of this function should reset vectors to their proper size. The same holds for the contents of vectors: they are unspecified.

Implements VectorMemory< VectorType >.

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
virtual void GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::free ( const VectorType *  const)

Return a vector and indicate that it is not going to be used any further by the instance that called alloc() to get a pointer to it.

For the present class, this means retaining the vector for later reuse by the alloc() method.

Implements VectorMemory< VectorType >.

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
static void GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::release_unused_memory ( )

Release all vectors that are not currently in use.

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
virtual std::size_t GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::memory_consumption ( ) const

Memory consumed by this class and all currently allocated vectors.

Member Data Documentation

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
Pool GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::pool

Array of allocated vectors.

Definition at line 355 of file vector_memory.h.

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
size_type GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::total_alloc

Overall number of allocations. Only used for bookkeeping and to generate output at the end of an object's lifetime.

Definition at line 361 of file vector_memory.h.

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
size_type GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::current_alloc

Number of vectors currently allocated in this object; used for detecting memory leaks.

Definition at line 367 of file vector_memory.h.

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
bool GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::log_statistics

A flag controlling the logging of statistics by the destructor.

Definition at line 372 of file vector_memory.h.

template<typename VectorType = ::Vector<double>>
Threads::Mutex GrowingVectorMemory< VectorType >::mutex

Mutex to synchronize access to internal data of this object from multiple threads.

Definition at line 378 of file vector_memory.h.

The documentation for this class was generated from the following file: