> On Apr 12, 2018, at 3:59 AM, Patrick Sanan <patrick.sa...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I also happened to stumble across this yesterday. Is the length restriction > for the default printer (l assume from the array of 8*1024 chars in > PetscVFPrintfDefault() ) intended behavior to be documented, or a bug to be > fixed?
You could call it either. My problems are 1) that given a format string I don't know in advance how much work space is needed so cannot accurately malloc, for sure, enough space 2) since this can be called in an error handler I really don't want it calling malloc(). Hence it lives in this limbo. I don't even know a way to add a good error checking that detects if the buffer is long enough. All in all it is bad ugly code, any suggestions on improvements would be appreciated. Barry > > 2018-04-12 2:16 GMT+02:00 Rongliang Chen <rongliang.c...@gmail.com>: > Thanks Barry. I found petsc-3.6 and older versions did not have this > restriction. > > Best, > Rongliang > > > On 04/12/2018 07:22 AM, Smith, Barry F. wrote: > Yes, PetscPrintf() and related functions have a maximum string length of > about 8000 characters. > > Barry > > > On Apr 11, 2018, at 6:17 PM, Rongliang Chen <rongliang.c...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Dear All, > > > When I tried to print a long string using PetscPrintf() I found that it > truncated the string. Attached is a simple example for this (run with single > processor). I used PetscPrintf() and printf() to print the same string and > the printf() seems OK. I am using petsc-3.8.4. > > > Best, > > Rongliang > > <ex111.c> > > >