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#2078 (cn_dir corrupts AGRIF input filenames) – NEMO

Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#2078 closed Defect (fixed)

cn_dir corrupts AGRIF input filenames

Reported by: fschwarzkopf Owned by: jchanut
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: AGRIF Version: trunk
Severity: minor Keywords: AGRIF
Cc: fschwarzkopf

Description (last modified by nicolasmartin)


Input files (forcing etc.) cannot be found if cn_dir differs from ./ in nested configurations.


In AGRIF configurations, when cn_dir differs from ./ inputfiles for the child grid(s) cannot be found. The prefix for the child(s)-filenames is inserted after the first / in cn_dir and not in front of the filename itself.


filename = 'myfile'
cn_dir = './'

--> /1_myfile

filename = 'myfile'
cn_dir = '/path/to/my/file/'

--> /1_path/to/my/file/myfile
instead of /path/to/my/file/1_myfile

Commit History (1)


#2078: add Franziska's fix to correct input/output paths with AGRIF

Attachments (1)

iom.F90 (127.4 KB) - added by fschwarzkopf 4 years ago.
Corrected iom.F90 (NEMO4.0)

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Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by nicolasmartin

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by clevy

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Yes, this is the way AGRIF works...

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by clevy

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by mscheinert

On one hand, the effective path to some input-file is meant to be composed by cn_dir//clname, isn't it?
On the other hand any nest-specific file (not the path) needs a prefix consisting of the number of the nest and an underscore, e.g. '1_'.

And this works perfectly without any nests or with nests but with cn_dir only containing a simple './'. But with AGRIF the logic fails if the path in cn_dir has more than one sub-directory in it, because the Fortran function "INDEX()" (see code below) only returns the first position of a pattern, which is "/" in the case on hand. However, the actual position of interest in this pattern-search is the LAST occurrence of "/" in the string clname - in order to extract the filename from the full path without knowing about the original cn_dir.

see iom.F90:

      IF ( .NOT. Agrif_Root() .AND. .NOT. lliof ) THEN

         iln    = INDEX(clname,'/')

         cltmpn = clname(1:iln)
         clname = clname(iln+1:LEN_TRIM(clname))

Erroneous result for the given example

Given cn_dir='/path/to/my/file/' and an already composed clname='/path/to/my/file/my_file', the INDEX() call results in iln=1 instead of iln=17 and thus the extracted filename becomes 'path/to/my/file/my_file'. And consequently for the first nest we get: '1_path/to/my/file/my_file' instead of the intended '/path/to/my/file/1_my_file'.

Proposed SOLUTION:

Find the last occurrence of "/" by searching from the right to the left. Enable back-search in the INDEX() call when diagnosing iln in the code excerpt from above:

         iln    = INDEX(clname,'/',BACK=.true.)

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by jchanut

  • Component changed from OPA to AGRIF

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by nemo

  • Owner set to jchanut
  • Status changed from reopened to assigned

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by jchanut

  • Version changed from v3.6 to trunk

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by fschwarzkopf

  • Version trunk deleted

The above provided fix also works in NEMO4 (iom.F90 line 699; subroutine iom_open).

A similar erroneous behaviour occurs for writing output (using xios) into a directory different from the current working directory defined in file_definition;

e.g. <file_definition type="one_file" name="/path/to/output/@expname@_@freq@_@startdate@_@enddate@" sync_freq="1mo" min_digits="4">

This can be analogously fixed in subroutine iom_update_file_name, substituting line 2323:

  IF( jn == 1 .AND. TRIM(Agrif_CFixed()) /= '0' )   clname = TRIM(Agrif_CFixed())//"_"//TRIM(clname)


         IF( jn == 1 .AND. TRIM(Agrif_CFixed()) /= '0' ) THEN
          iln    = INDEX(clname,'/',BACK=.true.)
          cltmpn = clname(1:iln)
          clname = clname(iln+1:LEN_TRIM(clname))
          clname = TRIM(cltmpn)//TRIM(Agrif_CFixed())//'_'//TRIM(clname)

iln and cltmpn need to be declared:

    CHARACTER(LEN=256) :: cltmpn
    INTEGER            :: iln

Btw: only one file_definition is used. I.e. if file_definitions in file_def_nemo-oce.xml, file_def_nemo-ice.xml and others differ, only the last one given in context_nemo.xml is used.

Last edited 5 years ago by fschwarzkopf (previous) (diff)

Changed 4 years ago by fschwarzkopf

Corrected iom.F90 (NEMO4.0)

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by jchanut

In 11554:

Error: Failed to load processor CommitTicketReference
No macro or processor named 'CommitTicketReference' found

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by jchanut

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Version set to trunk
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