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H5Shyper.c

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/*
 * Programmer:  Quincey Koziol <koziol@ncsa.uiuc.edu>
 *              Thursday, June 18, 1998
 *
 * Purpose: Hyperslab selection data space I/O functions.
 */

#define H5S_PACKAGE           /*suppress error about including H5Spkg     */

/* Pablo information */
/* (Put before include files to avoid problems with inline functions) */
#define PABLO_MASK      H5Shyper_mask

#include "H5private.h"        /* Generic Functions                  */
#include "H5Eprivate.h"       /* Error handling         */
#include "H5FLprivate.h"      /* Free Lists       */
#include "H5Iprivate.h"       /* ID Functions           */
#include "H5Spkg.h"           /* Dataspace functions                */
#include "H5Vprivate.h"         /* Vector functions */

/* Interface initialization */
#define INTERFACE_INIT  NULL
static int             interface_initialize_g = 0;

/* Local datatypes */

/* Static function prototypes */
static herr_t H5S_hyper_free_span_info (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_info);
static herr_t H5S_hyper_free_span (H5S_hyper_span_t *span);
static H5S_hyper_span_info_t *H5S_hyper_copy_span (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans);
static herr_t H5S_hyper_span_scratch (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, void *scr_value);
static herr_t H5S_hyper_span_precompute (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, size_t elmt_size);
/* Needed for use in hyperslab code (H5Shyper.c) */
#ifdef NEW_HYPERSLAB_API
static herr_t H5S_select_select (H5S_t *space1, H5S_seloper_t op, H5S_t *space2);
#endif /*NEW_HYPERSLAB_API*/
static herr_t H5S_hyper_iter_coords(const H5S_sel_iter_t *iter, hssize_t *coords);
static herr_t H5S_hyper_iter_block(const H5S_sel_iter_t *iter, hssize_t *start, hssize_t *end);
static hsize_t H5S_hyper_iter_nelmts(const H5S_sel_iter_t *iter);
static htri_t H5S_hyper_iter_has_next_block(const H5S_sel_iter_t *sel_iter);
static herr_t H5S_hyper_iter_next(H5S_sel_iter_t *sel_iter, size_t nelem);
static herr_t H5S_hyper_iter_next_block(H5S_sel_iter_t *sel_iter);
static herr_t H5S_hyper_iter_release(H5S_sel_iter_t *sel_iter);

/* Declare a free list to manage the H5S_hyper_span_t struct */
H5FL_DEFINE_STATIC(H5S_hyper_span_t);

/* Declare a free list to manage arrays of H5S_hyper_span_t */
H5FL_ARR_DEFINE_STATIC(H5S_hyper_span_t,H5S_MAX_RANK);

/* Declare a free list to manage the H5S_hyper_span_info_t struct */
H5FL_DEFINE_STATIC(H5S_hyper_span_info_t);

/* Declare external the free list for hssize_t arrays */
H5FL_ARR_EXTERN(hssize_t);

/* Declare a free list to manage arrays of hsize_t */
H5FL_ARR_EXTERN(hsize_t);

/* Declare a free list to manage arrays of H5S_hyper_dim_t */
H5FL_ARR_DEFINE_STATIC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,H5S_MAX_RANK);

/* #define H5S_HYPER_DEBUG */
#ifdef H5S_HYPER_DEBUG
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_print_spans_helper(FILE *f, struct H5S_hyper_span_t *span,unsigned depth)
{
    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_print_spans_helper);

    while(span) {
        HDfprintf(f,"%s: depth=%u, span=%p, (%d, %d), nelem=%u, pstride=%u\n",FUNC,depth,span,(int)span->low,(int)span->high,(unsigned)span->nelem,(unsigned)span->pstride);
        if(span->down && span->down->head) {
            HDfprintf(f,"%s: spans=%p, count=%u, scratch=%p, head=%p\n",FUNC,span->down,span->down->count,span->down->scratch,span->down->head);
            H5S_hyper_print_spans_helper(f,span->down->head,depth+1);
        } /* end if */
        span=span->next;
    } /* end while */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}

herr_t
H5S_hyper_print_spans(FILE *f, const struct H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_lst)
{
    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_print_spans);

    if(span_lst!=NULL) {
        HDfprintf(f,"%s: spans=%p, count=%u, scratch=%p, head=%p\n",FUNC,span_lst,span_lst->count,span_lst->scratch,span_lst->head);
        H5S_hyper_print_spans_helper(f,span_lst->head,0);
    } /* end if */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}

herr_t
H5S_space_print_spans(FILE *f, const H5S_t *space)
{
    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_space_print_spans);

    H5S_hyper_print_spans(f,space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}

static herr_t
H5S_hyper_print_diminfo_helper(FILE *f, const char *field, unsigned ndims, const H5S_hyper_dim_t *dinfo)
{
    unsigned u;                 /* Local index variable */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_print_diminfo_helper);

    if(dinfo!=NULL) {
        HDfprintf(f,"%s: %s: start=[",FUNC,field);
        for(u=0; u<ndims; u++)
            HDfprintf(f,"%Hd%s",dinfo[u].start, (u<(ndims-1) ? ", " : "]\n"));
        HDfprintf(f,"%s: %s: stride=[",FUNC,field);
        for(u=0; u<ndims; u++)
            HDfprintf(f,"%Hu%s",dinfo[u].stride, (u<(ndims-1) ? ", " : "]\n"));
        HDfprintf(f,"%s: %s: count=[",FUNC,field);
        for(u=0; u<ndims; u++)
            HDfprintf(f,"%Hu%s",dinfo[u].count, (u<(ndims-1) ? ", " : "]\n"));
        HDfprintf(f,"%s: %s: block=[",FUNC,field);
        for(u=0; u<ndims; u++)
            HDfprintf(f,"%Hu%s",dinfo[u].block, (u<(ndims-1) ? ", " : "]\n"));
    } /* end if */
    else
        HDfprintf(f,"%s: %s==NULL\n",FUNC,field);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}

herr_t
H5S_hyper_print_diminfo(FILE *f, const H5S_t *space)
{
    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_print_diminfo);

    H5S_hyper_print_diminfo_helper(f,"diminfo",space->extent.u.simple.rank,space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo);
    H5S_hyper_print_diminfo_helper(f,"app_diminfo",space->extent.u.simple.rank,space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}
#endif /* H5S_HYPER_DEBUG */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_hyper_iter_init
 *
 * Purpose: Initializes iteration information for hyperslab span tree selection.
 *
 * Return:  non-negative on success, negative on failure.
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Saturday, February 24, 2001
 *
 * Notes:       If the 'elmt_size' parameter is set to zero, the regular
 *              hyperslab selection iterator will not be 'flattened'.  This
 *              is used by the H5S_select_shape_same() code to avoid changing
 *              the rank and appearance of the selection.
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
herr_t
H5S_hyper_iter_init(H5S_sel_iter_t *iter, const H5S_t *space, size_t elmt_size)
{
    const H5S_hyper_dim_t *tdiminfo;    /* Temporary pointer to diminfo information */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;   /* Pointer to hyperslab span info node */
    unsigned rank;                  /* Dataspace's dimension rank */
    unsigned u;                     /* Index variable */
    int i;                          /* Index variable */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;   /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_iter_init, FAIL);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space && H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS==space->select.type);
    assert(iter);
    assert(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);

    /* Initialize the number of points to iterate over */
    iter->elmt_left=space->select.num_elem;
    iter->u.hyp.iter_rank=0;

    /* Get the rank of the dataspace */
    rank=space->extent.u.simple.rank;

    /* Set the temporary pointer to the dimension information */
    tdiminfo=space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo;

    /* Check for the special case of just one H5Sselect_hyperslab call made */
    if(tdiminfo!=NULL) {
/* Initialize the information needed for regular hyperslab I/O */
        const hsize_t *mem_size;    /* Temporary pointer to dataspace extent's dimension sizes */
        hsize_t acc;                /* Accumulator for "flattened" dimension's sizes */
        unsigned cont_dim=0;        /* # of contiguous dimensions */

        /* Set the temporary pointer to the dataspace extent's dimension sizes */
        mem_size=space->extent.u.simple.size;

        /*
         * For a regular hyperslab to be contiguous up to some dimension, it
         * must have only one block (i.e. count==1 in all dimensions up to that
         * dimension) and the block size must be the same as the dataspace's
         * extent in that dimension and all dimensions up to that dimension.
         */

        /* Don't flatten adjacent elements into contiguous block if the
         * element size is 0.  This is for the H5S_select_shape_same() code.
         */
        if(elmt_size>0) {
            /* Check for any "contiguous" blocks that can be flattened */
            for(u=rank-1; u>0; u--) {
                if(tdiminfo[u].count==1 && tdiminfo[u].block==mem_size[u])
                    cont_dim++;
            } /* end for */
        } /* end if */

        /* Check if the regular selection can be "flattened" */
        if(cont_dim>0) {
            unsigned last_dim_flattened=1;      /* Flag to indicate that the last dimension was flattened */
            unsigned flat_rank=rank-cont_dim;   /* Number of dimensions after flattening */
            unsigned curr_dim;                  /* Current dimension */

            /* Set the iterator's rank to the contiguous dimensions */
            iter->u.hyp.iter_rank=flat_rank;

            /* Allocate the position & initialize to initial location */
            iter->u.hyp.off = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,flat_rank);
            assert(iter->u.hyp.off);
            iter->u.hyp.diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,flat_rank);
            assert(iter->u.hyp.diminfo);
            iter->u.hyp.size = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,flat_rank);
            assert(iter->u.hyp.size);
            iter->u.hyp.sel_off = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hssize_t,flat_rank);
            assert(iter->u.hyp.sel_off);

            /* "Flatten" dataspace extent and selection information */
            curr_dim=flat_rank-1;
            for(i=rank-1, acc=1; i>=0; i--) {
                if(tdiminfo[i].block==mem_size[i] && i>0) {
                    /* "Flatten" this dimension */
                    assert(tdiminfo[i].start==0);
                    acc *= mem_size[i];

                    /* Indicate that the dimension was flattened */
                    last_dim_flattened=1;
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    if(last_dim_flattened) {
                        /* First dimension after flattened dimensions */
                        iter->u.hyp.diminfo[curr_dim].start = tdiminfo[i].start*acc;
                        /* Special case for single block regular selections */
                        if(tdiminfo[i].count==1)
                            iter->u.hyp.diminfo[curr_dim].stride = 1;
                        else
                            iter->u.hyp.diminfo[curr_dim].stride = tdiminfo[i].stride*acc;
                        iter->u.hyp.diminfo[curr_dim].count = tdiminfo[i].count;
                        iter->u.hyp.diminfo[curr_dim].block = tdiminfo[i].block*acc;
                        iter->u.hyp.size[curr_dim] = mem_size[i]*acc;
                        iter->u.hyp.sel_off[curr_dim] = space->select.offset[i]*acc;

                        /* Reset the "last dim flattened" flag to avoid flattened any further dimensions */
                        last_dim_flattened=0;

                        /* Reset the "accumulator" for possible further dimension flattening */
                        acc=1;
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        iter->u.hyp.diminfo[curr_dim].start = tdiminfo[i].start;
                        iter->u.hyp.diminfo[curr_dim].stride = tdiminfo[i].stride;
                        iter->u.hyp.diminfo[curr_dim].count = tdiminfo[i].count;
                        iter->u.hyp.diminfo[curr_dim].block = tdiminfo[i].block;
                        iter->u.hyp.size[curr_dim] = mem_size[i];
                        iter->u.hyp.sel_off[curr_dim] = space->select.offset[i];
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Decrement "current" flattened dimension */
                    curr_dim--;
                } /* end if */
            } /* end for */

            /* Initialize "flattened" iterator offset to initial location and dataspace extent and selection information to correct values */
            for(u=0; u<flat_rank; u++)
                iter->u.hyp.off[u]=iter->u.hyp.diminfo[u].start;
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Allocate the position & initialize to initial location */
            iter->u.hyp.off = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,rank);
            assert(iter->u.hyp.off);

            /* Allocate the storage for the regular selection information */
            iter->u.hyp.diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,rank);
            assert(iter->u.hyp.diminfo);

            /* Initialize position to initial location */
            /* Also make local copy of the regular selection information */
            for(u=0; u<rank; u++) {
                /* Regular selection information */
                iter->u.hyp.diminfo[u].start = tdiminfo[u].start;
                iter->u.hyp.diminfo[u].stride = tdiminfo[u].stride;
                iter->u.hyp.diminfo[u].count = tdiminfo[u].count;
                iter->u.hyp.diminfo[u].block = tdiminfo[u].block;

                /* Position information */
                iter->u.hyp.off[u]=tdiminfo[u].start;
            } /* end if */

            /* Initialize other regular region information also (for release) */
            iter->u.hyp.size = NULL;
            iter->u.hyp.sel_off = NULL;
        } /* end else */

        /* Initialize irregular region information also (for release) */
        iter->u.hyp.spans=NULL;
        iter->u.hyp.span=NULL;
    } /* end if */
    else {
/* Initialize the information needed for non-regular hyperslab I/O */
        /* Make a copy of the span tree to iterate over */
        iter->u.hyp.spans=H5S_hyper_copy_span(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);

        /* Set the nelem & pstride values according to the element size */
        H5S_hyper_span_precompute(iter->u.hyp.spans,elmt_size);

        /* Allocate the span tree pointers, span pointers and positions */
        iter->u.hyp.span = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_t,rank);
        assert(iter->u.hyp.span);
        iter->u.hyp.off = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,rank);
        assert(iter->u.hyp.off);

        /* Initialize the starting span_info's and spans */
        spans=iter->u.hyp.spans;
        for(u=0; u<rank; u++) {
            /* Set the pointers to the initial span in each dimension */
            assert(spans);
            assert(spans->head);

            /* Set the pointer to the first span in the list for this node */
            iter->u.hyp.span[u] = spans->head;

            /* Set the initial offset to low bound of span */
            iter->u.hyp.off[u]=iter->u.hyp.span[u]->low;

            /* Get the pointer to the next level down */
            spans=spans->head->down;
        } /* end for */

        /* Initialize regular region information also (for release) */
        iter->u.hyp.diminfo = NULL;
        iter->u.hyp.size = NULL;
        iter->u.hyp.sel_off = NULL;
    } /* end else */

    /* Initialize methods for selection iterator */
    iter->iter_coords=H5S_hyper_iter_coords;
    iter->iter_block=H5S_hyper_iter_block;
    iter->iter_nelmts=H5S_hyper_iter_nelmts;
    iter->iter_has_next_block=H5S_hyper_iter_has_next_block;
    iter->iter_next=H5S_hyper_iter_next;
    iter->iter_next_block=H5S_hyper_iter_next_block;
    iter->iter_release=H5S_hyper_iter_release;

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_iter_init() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_hyper_iter_coords
 *
 * Purpose: Retrieve the current coordinates of iterator for current
 *              selection
 *
 * Return:  non-negative on success, negative on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Tuesday, April 22, 2003
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_iter_coords (const H5S_sel_iter_t *iter, hssize_t *coords)
{
    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_iter_coords);

    /* Check args */
    assert (iter);
    assert (coords);

    /* Copy the offset of the current point */

    /* Check for a single "regular" hyperslab */
    if(iter->u.hyp.diminfo!=NULL) {
        /* Check if this is a "flattened" regular hyperslab selection */
        if(iter->u.hyp.iter_rank!=0 && iter->u.hyp.iter_rank<iter->rank) {
            unsigned flat_dim;  /* The rank of the flattened dimension */

            /* Get the rank of the flattened dimension */
            flat_dim=iter->u.hyp.iter_rank-1;

            /* Copy the coordinates up to where things got flattened */
            HDmemcpy(coords,iter->u.hyp.off,sizeof(hssize_t)*flat_dim);

            /* Compute the coordinates for the flattened dimensions */
            H5_CHECK_OVERFLOW(iter->u.hyp.off[flat_dim],hssize_t,hsize_t);
            H5V_array_calc((hsize_t)iter->u.hyp.off[flat_dim],iter->rank-flat_dim,&(iter->dims[flat_dim]),&(coords[flat_dim]));
        } /* end if */
        else
            HDmemcpy(coords,iter->u.hyp.off,sizeof(hssize_t)*iter->rank);
    } /* end if */
    else
        HDmemcpy(coords,iter->u.hyp.off,sizeof(hssize_t)*iter->rank);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}   /* H5S_hyper_iter_coords() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_hyper_iter_block
 *
 * Purpose: Retrieve the current block of iterator for current
 *              selection
 *
 * Return:  non-negative on success, negative on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Monday, June 2, 2003
 *
 * Notes:       This routine assumes that the iterator is always located at
 *              the beginning of a block.
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_iter_block (const H5S_sel_iter_t *iter, hssize_t *start, hssize_t *end)
{
    unsigned u;                 /* Local index variable */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_iter_block);

    /* Check args */
    assert (iter);
    assert (start);
    assert (end);

    /* Copy the offset of the current point */

    /* Check for a single "regular" hyperslab */
    if(iter->u.hyp.diminfo!=NULL) {
        /* Copy the current iterator offset as the start */
        HDmemcpy(start,iter->u.hyp.off,sizeof(hssize_t)*iter->rank);

        /* Compute the end of the block */
        for(u=0; u<iter->rank; u++)
            end[u]=(start[u]+iter->u.hyp.diminfo[u].block)-1;
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Copy the start of the block */
        for(u=0; u<iter->rank; u++)
            start[u]=iter->u.hyp.span[u]->low;

        /* Copy the end of the block */
        for(u=0; u<iter->rank; u++)
            end[u]=iter->u.hyp.span[u]->high;
    } /* end else */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}   /* H5S_hyper_iter_block() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_hyper_iter_nelmts
 *
 * Purpose: Return number of elements left to process in iterator
 *
 * Return:  non-negative number of elements on success, zero on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Tuesday, June 16, 1998
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static hsize_t
H5S_hyper_iter_nelmts (const H5S_sel_iter_t *iter)
{
    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_iter_nelmts);

    /* Check args */
    assert (iter);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(iter->elmt_left);
}   /* H5S_hyper_iter_nelmts() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_iter_has_next_block
 PURPOSE
    Check if there is another block left in the current iterator
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_iter_has_next_block(iter)
        const H5S_sel_iter_t *iter;       IN: Pointer to selection iterator
 RETURNS
    Non-negative (TRUE/FALSE) on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Check if there is another block available in the selection iterator.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static htri_t
H5S_hyper_iter_has_next_block(const H5S_sel_iter_t *iter)
{
    unsigned u;                 /* Local index variable */
    herr_t ret_value=FALSE;      /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_iter_has_next_block);

    /* Check args */
    assert (iter);

    /* Check for a single "regular" hyperslab */
    if(iter->u.hyp.diminfo!=NULL) {
        const H5S_hyper_dim_t *tdiminfo;    /* Temporary pointer to diminfo information */
        const hssize_t *toff;               /* Temporary offset in selection */

        /* Check if the offset of the iterator is at the last location in all dimensions */
        tdiminfo=iter->u.hyp.diminfo;
        toff=iter->u.hyp.off;
        for(u=0; u<iter->rank; u++) {
            /* If there is only one block, continue */
            if(tdiminfo[u].count==1)
                continue;
            H5_CHECK_OVERFLOW(tdiminfo[u].start+((tdiminfo[u].count-1)*tdiminfo[u].stride),hsize_t,hssize_t);
            if(toff[u]!=(hssize_t)(tdiminfo[u].start+((tdiminfo[u].count-1)*tdiminfo[u].stride)))
                HGOTO_DONE(TRUE);
        } /* end for */
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Check for any levels of the tree with more sequences in them */
        for(u=0; u<iter->rank; u++)
            if(iter->u.hyp.span[u]->next!=NULL)
                HGOTO_DONE(TRUE);
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_iter_has_next_block() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_hyper_iter_next
 *
 * Purpose: Moves a hyperslab iterator to the beginning of the next sequence
 *      of elements to read.  Handles walking off the end in all dimensions.
 *
 * Return:  Success:    non-negative
 *          Failure:    negative
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Friday, September 8, 2000
 *
 * Modifications:
 *      Modified for both general and optimized hyperslab I/O
 *      Quincey Koziol, April 17, 2003
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_iter_next(H5S_sel_iter_t *iter, size_t nelem)
{
    unsigned ndims;     /* Number of dimensions of dataset */
    int fast_dim;       /* Rank of the fastest changing dimension for the dataspace */
    unsigned i;         /* Counters */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_iter_next);

    /* Check for the special case of just one H5Sselect_hyperslab call made */
    /* (i.e. a regular hyperslab selection */
    if(iter->u.hyp.diminfo!=NULL) {
        const H5S_hyper_dim_t *tdiminfo;    /* Temporary pointer to diminfo information */
        hsize_t iter_offset[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];
        hsize_t iter_count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];
        int temp_dim;  /* Temporary rank holder */

        /* Check if this is a "flattened" regular hyperslab selection */
        if(iter->u.hyp.iter_rank!=0 && iter->u.hyp.iter_rank<iter->rank) {
            /* Set the aliases for the dimension rank */
            ndims=iter->u.hyp.iter_rank;
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Set the aliases for the dimension rank */
            ndims=iter->rank;
        } /* end else */

        /* Set the fastest dimension rank */
        fast_dim=ndims-1;

        /* Set the local copy of the diminfo pointer */
        tdiminfo=iter->u.hyp.diminfo;

        /* Calculate the offset and block count for each dimension */
        for(i=0; i<ndims; i++) {
            if(tdiminfo[i].count==1) {
                iter_offset[i]=iter->u.hyp.off[i]-tdiminfo[i].start;
                iter_count[i]=0;
            } /* end if */
            else {
                iter_offset[i]=(iter->u.hyp.off[i]-tdiminfo[i].start)%tdiminfo[i].stride;
                iter_count[i]=(iter->u.hyp.off[i]-tdiminfo[i].start)/tdiminfo[i].stride;
            } /* end else */
        } /* end for */

        /* Loop through, advancing the offset & counts, until all the nelements are accounted for */
        while(nelem>0) {
            /* Start with the fastest changing dimension */
            temp_dim=fast_dim;
            while(temp_dim>=0) {
                if(temp_dim==fast_dim) {
                    size_t actual_elem;     /* Actual # of elements advanced on each iteration through loop */
                    size_t block_elem;      /* Number of elements left in a block */

                    /* Compute the number of elements left in block */
                    block_elem=tdiminfo[temp_dim].block-iter_offset[temp_dim];

                    /* Compute the number of actual elements to advance */
                    actual_elem=MIN(nelem,block_elem);

                    /* Move the iterator over as many elements as possible */
                    iter_offset[temp_dim]+=actual_elem;

                    /* Decrement the number of elements advanced */
                    nelem-=actual_elem;
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* Move to the next row in the current dimension */
                    iter_offset[temp_dim]++;
                } /* end else */

                /* If this block is still in the range of blocks to output for the dimension, break out of loop */
                if(iter_offset[temp_dim]<tdiminfo[temp_dim].block)
                    break;
                else {
                    /* Move to the next block in the current dimension */
                    iter_offset[temp_dim]=0;
                    iter_count[temp_dim]++;

                    /* If this block is still in the range of blocks to output for the dimension, break out of loop */
                    if(iter_count[temp_dim]<tdiminfo[temp_dim].count)
                        break;
                    else
                        iter_count[temp_dim]=0; /* reset back to the beginning of the line */
                } /* end else */

                /* Decrement dimension count */
                temp_dim--;
            } /* end while */
        } /* end while */

        /* Translate current iter_offset and iter_count into iterator position */
        for(i=0; i<ndims; i++)
            iter->u.hyp.off[i]=tdiminfo[i].start+(tdiminfo[i].stride*iter_count[i])+iter_offset[i];
    } /* end if */
    /* Must be an irregular hyperslab selection */
    else {
        H5S_hyper_span_t *curr_span;    /* Current hyperslab span node */
        H5S_hyper_span_t **ispan;       /* Iterator's hyperslab span nodes */
        hssize_t *abs_arr;              /* Absolute hyperslab span position */
        int curr_dim;                   /* Temporary rank holder */

        /* Set the rank of the fastest changing dimension */
        ndims=iter->rank;
        fast_dim=(ndims-1);

        /* Get the pointers to the current span info and span nodes */
        abs_arr=iter->u.hyp.off;
        ispan=iter->u.hyp.span;

        /* Loop through, advancing the span information, until all the nelements are accounted for */
        while(nelem>0) {
            /* Start at the fastest dim */
            curr_dim=fast_dim;

            /* Work back up through the dimensions */
            while(curr_dim>=0) {
                /* Reset the current span */
                curr_span=ispan[curr_dim];

                /* Increment absolute position */
                if(curr_dim==fast_dim) {
                    size_t actual_elem;     /* Actual # of elements advanced on each iteration through loop */
                    size_t span_elem;       /* Number of elements left in a span */

                    /* Compute the number of elements left in block */
                    span_elem=(curr_span->high-abs_arr[curr_dim])+1;

                    /* Compute the number of actual elements to advance */
                    actual_elem=MIN(nelem,span_elem);

                    /* Move the iterator over as many elements as possible */
                    abs_arr[curr_dim]+=actual_elem;

                    /* Decrement the number of elements advanced */
                    nelem-=actual_elem;
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* Move to the next row in the current dimension */
                    abs_arr[curr_dim]++;
                } /* end else */

                /* Check if we are still within the span */
                if(abs_arr[curr_dim]<=curr_span->high) {
                    break;
                } /* end if */
                /* If we walked off that span, advance to the next span */
                else {
                    /* Advance span in this dimension */
                    curr_span=curr_span->next;

                    /* Check if we have a valid span in this dimension still */
                    if(curr_span!=NULL) {
                        /* Reset the span in the current dimension */
                        ispan[curr_dim]=curr_span;

                        /* Reset absolute position */
                        abs_arr[curr_dim]=curr_span->low;

                        break;
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* If we finished the span list in this dimension, decrement the dimension worked on and loop again */
                        curr_dim--;
                    } /* end else */
                } /* end else */
            } /* end while */

            /* Check if we are finished with the spans in the tree */
            if(curr_dim>=0) {
                /* Walk back down the iterator positions, reseting them */
                while(curr_dim<fast_dim) {
                    assert(curr_span);
                    assert(curr_span->down);
                    assert(curr_span->down->head);

                    /* Increment current dimension */
                    curr_dim++;

                    /* Set the new span_info & span for this dimension */
                    ispan[curr_dim]=curr_span->down->head;

                    /* Advance span down the tree */
                    curr_span=curr_span->down->head;

                    /* Reset the absolute offset for the dim */
                    abs_arr[curr_dim]=curr_span->low;
                } /* end while */

                /* Verify that the curr_span points to the fastest dim */
                assert(curr_span==ispan[fast_dim]);
            } /* end if */
        } /* end while */
    } /* end else */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
} /* H5S_hyper_iter_next() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_hyper_iter_next_block
 *
 * Purpose: Moves a hyperslab iterator to the beginning of the next sequence
 *      of elements to read.  Handles walking off the end in all dimensions.
 *
 * Return:  Success:    non-negative
 *          Failure:    negative
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Tuesday, June 3, 2003
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_iter_next_block(H5S_sel_iter_t *iter)
{
    unsigned ndims;     /* Number of dimensions of dataset */
    int fast_dim;       /* Rank of the fastest changing dimension for the dataspace */
    unsigned u;         /* Counters */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_iter_next_block);

    /* Check for the special case of just one H5Sselect_hyperslab call made */
    /* (i.e. a regular hyperslab selection */
    if(iter->u.hyp.diminfo!=NULL) {
        const H5S_hyper_dim_t *tdiminfo;    /* Temporary pointer to diminfo information */
        hsize_t iter_offset[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];
        hsize_t iter_count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];
        int temp_dim;  /* Temporary rank holder */

        /* Check if this is a "flattened" regular hyperslab selection */
        if(iter->u.hyp.iter_rank!=0 && iter->u.hyp.iter_rank<iter->rank) {
            /* Set the aliases for the dimension rank */
            ndims=iter->u.hyp.iter_rank;
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Set the aliases for the dimension rank */
            ndims=iter->rank;
        } /* end else */

        /* Set the fastest dimension rank */
        fast_dim=ndims-1;

        /* Set the local copy of the diminfo pointer */
        tdiminfo=iter->u.hyp.diminfo;

        /* Calculate the offset and block count for each dimension */
        for(u=0; u<ndims; u++) {
            if(tdiminfo[u].count==1) {
                iter_offset[u]=iter->u.hyp.off[u]-tdiminfo[u].start;
                iter_count[u]=0;
            } /* end if */
            else {
                iter_offset[u]=(iter->u.hyp.off[u]-tdiminfo[u].start)%tdiminfo[u].stride;
                iter_count[u]=(iter->u.hyp.off[u]-tdiminfo[u].start)/tdiminfo[u].stride;
            } /* end else */
        } /* end for */

        /* Advance one block */
        temp_dim=fast_dim; /* Start with the fastest changing dimension */
        while(temp_dim>=0) {
            if(temp_dim==fast_dim) {
                /* Move iterator over current block */
                iter_offset[temp_dim]+=tdiminfo[temp_dim].block;
            } /* end if */
            else {
                /* Move to the next row in the current dimension */
                iter_offset[temp_dim]++;
            } /* end else */

            /* If this block is still in the range of blocks to output for the dimension, break out of loop */
            if(iter_offset[temp_dim]<tdiminfo[temp_dim].block)
                break;
            else {
                /* Move to the next block in the current dimension */
                iter_offset[temp_dim]=0;
                iter_count[temp_dim]++;

                /* If this block is still in the range of blocks to output for the dimension, break out of loop */
                if(iter_count[temp_dim]<tdiminfo[temp_dim].count)
                    break;
                else
                    iter_count[temp_dim]=0; /* reset back to the beginning of the line */
            } /* end else */

            /* Decrement dimension count */
            temp_dim--;
        } /* end while */

        /* Translate current iter_offset and iter_count into iterator position */
        for(u=0; u<ndims; u++)
            iter->u.hyp.off[u]=tdiminfo[u].start+(tdiminfo[u].stride*iter_count[u])+iter_offset[u];
    } /* end if */
    /* Must be an irregular hyperslab selection */
    else {
        H5S_hyper_span_t *curr_span;    /* Current hyperslab span node */
        H5S_hyper_span_t **ispan;       /* Iterator's hyperslab span nodes */
        hssize_t *abs_arr;              /* Absolute hyperslab span position */
        int curr_dim;                   /* Temporary rank holder */

        /* Set the rank of the fastest changing dimension */
        ndims=iter->rank;
        fast_dim=(ndims-1);

        /* Get the pointers to the current span info and span nodes */
        abs_arr=iter->u.hyp.off;
        ispan=iter->u.hyp.span;

        /* Loop through, advancing the span information, until all the nelements are accounted for */
        curr_dim=fast_dim; /* Start at the fastest dim */

        /* Work back up through the dimensions */
        while(curr_dim>=0) {
            /* Reset the current span */
            curr_span=ispan[curr_dim];

            /* Increment absolute position */
            if(curr_dim==fast_dim) {
                /* Move the iterator over rest of element in span */
                abs_arr[curr_dim]=curr_span->high+1;
            } /* end if */
            else {
                /* Move to the next row in the current dimension */
                abs_arr[curr_dim]++;
            } /* end else */

            /* Check if we are still within the span */
            if(abs_arr[curr_dim]<=curr_span->high) {
                break;
            } /* end if */
            /* If we walked off that span, advance to the next span */
            else {
                /* Advance span in this dimension */
                curr_span=curr_span->next;

                /* Check if we have a valid span in this dimension still */
                if(curr_span!=NULL) {
                    /* Reset the span in the current dimension */
                    ispan[curr_dim]=curr_span;

                    /* Reset absolute position */
                    abs_arr[curr_dim]=curr_span->low;

                    break;
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* If we finished the span list in this dimension, decrement the dimension worked on and loop again */
                    curr_dim--;
                } /* end else */
            } /* end else */
        } /* end while */

        /* Check if we are finished with the spans in the tree */
        if(curr_dim>=0) {
            /* Walk back down the iterator positions, reseting them */
            while(curr_dim<fast_dim) {
                assert(curr_span);
                assert(curr_span->down);
                assert(curr_span->down->head);

                /* Increment current dimension */
                curr_dim++;

                /* Set the new span_info & span for this dimension */
                ispan[curr_dim]=curr_span->down->head;

                /* Advance span down the tree */
                curr_span=curr_span->down->head;

                /* Reset the absolute offset for the dim */
                abs_arr[curr_dim]=curr_span->low;
            } /* end while */

            /* Verify that the curr_span points to the fastest dim */
            assert(curr_span==ispan[fast_dim]);
        } /* end if */
    } /* end else */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
} /* H5S_hyper_iter_next() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_iter_release
 PURPOSE
    Release hyperslab selection iterator information for a dataspace
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_iter_release(iter)
        H5S_sel_iter_t *iter;       IN: Pointer to selection iterator
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Releases all information for a dataspace hyperslab selection iterator
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_iter_release (H5S_sel_iter_t *iter)
{
    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_iter_release);

    /* Check args */
    assert (iter);

    /* Release the common array of offsets/positions */
    if(iter->u.hyp.off!=NULL)
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,iter->u.hyp.off);

/* Release the information needed for "flattened" regular hyperslab I/O */
    /* Free the "flattened" dataspace extent */
    if(iter->u.hyp.size!=NULL)
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,iter->u.hyp.size);

    /* Free the "flattened" regular hyperslab selection */
    if(iter->u.hyp.diminfo!=NULL)
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(H5S_hyper_dim_t,iter->u.hyp.diminfo);

    /* Free the "flattened" selection offset */
    if(iter->u.hyp.sel_off!=NULL)
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(hssize_t,iter->u.hyp.sel_off);

/* Release the information needed for non-regular hyperslab I/O */
    /* Free the copy of the selections span tree */
    if(iter->u.hyp.spans!=NULL)
        H5S_hyper_free_span_info(iter->u.hyp.spans);

    /* Release the array of pointers to span nodes */
    if(iter->u.hyp.span!=NULL)
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(H5S_hyper_span_t,iter->u.hyp.span);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}   /* H5S_hyper_iter_release() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_npoints
 PURPOSE
    Compute number of elements in current selection
 USAGE
    hsize_t H5S_hyper_npoints(space)
        H5S_t *space;       IN: Pointer to dataspace
 RETURNS
    The number of elements in selection on success, 0 on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Compute number of elements in current selection.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
hsize_t
H5S_hyper_npoints (const H5S_t *space)
{
    hsize_t ret_value;   /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_npoints, 0);

    /* Check args */
    assert (space);

    /* Set return value */
    ret_value=space->select.num_elem;

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_npoints() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_new_span
 PURPOSE
    Make a new hyperslab span node
 USAGE
    H5S_hyper_span_t *H5S_hyper_new_span(low, high, down, next)
        hssize_t low, high;         IN: Low and high bounds for new span node
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *down;     IN: Down span tree for new node
        H5S_hyper_span_t *next;     IN: Next span for new node
 RETURNS
    Pointer to next span node on success, NULL on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Allocate and initialize a new hyperslab span node, filling in the low &
    high bounds, the down span and next span pointers also.  Increment the
    reference count of the 'down span' if applicable.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static H5S_hyper_span_t *
H5S_hyper_new_span (hssize_t low, hssize_t high, H5S_hyper_span_info_t *down, H5S_hyper_span_t *next)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *ret_value;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_new_span);

    /* Allocate a new span node */
    if((ret_value = H5FL_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_t))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
       
    /* Copy the span's basic information */
    ret_value->low=low;
    ret_value->high=high;
    ret_value->nelem=(high-low)+1;
    ret_value->pstride=0;
    ret_value->down=down;
    ret_value->next=next;

    /* Increment the reference count of the 'down span' if there is one */
    if(ret_value->down!=NULL)
        ret_value->down->count++;

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_new_span() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_span_precompute_helper
 PURPOSE
    Helper routine to precompute the nelem and pstrides in bytes.
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_span_precompute_helper(span_info, elmt_size)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_info;      IN/OUT: Span tree to work on
        size_t elmt_size;                      IN: element size to work with
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Change the nelem and pstride values in the span tree from elements to
    bytes using the elmt_size parameter.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_span_precompute_helper (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, size_t elmt_size)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;     /* Hyperslab span */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_span_precompute_helper);

    assert(spans);

    /* Check if we've already set this down span tree */
    if(spans->scratch!=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)~((size_t)NULL)) {
        /* Set the tree's scratch pointer */
        spans->scratch=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)~((size_t)NULL);

        /* Set the scratch pointers in all the nodes */
        span=spans->head;

        /* Loop over all the spans for this down span tree */
        while(span!=NULL) {
            /* If there are down spans, set their scratch value also */
            if(span->down!=NULL) {
                if(H5S_hyper_span_precompute_helper(span->down,elmt_size)==FAIL)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "can't reset hyperslab scratch pointer");
            } /* end if */

            /* Change the nelem & pstride values into bytes */
            span->nelem *= elmt_size;
            span->pstride *= elmt_size;

            /* Advance to next span */
            span=span->next;
        } /* end while */
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_span_precompute_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_span_precompute
 PURPOSE
    Precompute the nelem and pstrides in bytes.
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_span_precompute(span_info, elmt_size)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_info;      IN/OUT: Span tree to work on
        size_t elmt_size;                      IN: element size to work with
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Change the nelem and pstride values in the span tree from elements to
    bytes using the elmt_size parameter.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_span_precompute (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, size_t elmt_size)
{
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_span_precompute);

    assert(spans);

    /* Call the helper routine to actually do the work */
    if(H5S_hyper_span_precompute_helper(spans,elmt_size)==FAIL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "can't precompute span info");

    /* Reset the scratch pointers for the next routine which needs them */
    if(H5S_hyper_span_scratch(spans,NULL)==FAIL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "can't reset hyperslab scratch pointer");

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_span_precompute() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_span_scratch
 PURPOSE
    Set the scratch pointers on hyperslab span trees
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_span_scratch(span_info)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_info;      IN: Span tree to reset
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Set the scratch pointers on a hyperslab span tree.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_span_scratch (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, void *scr_value)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;     /* Hyperslab span */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_span_scratch);

    assert(spans);

    /* Check if we've already set this down span tree */
    if(spans->scratch!=scr_value) {
        /* Set the tree's scratch pointer */
        spans->scratch=scr_value;

        /* Set the scratch pointers in all the nodes */
        span=spans->head;
        while(span!=NULL) {
            /* If there are down spans, set their scratch value also */
            if(span->down!=NULL) {
                if(H5S_hyper_span_scratch(span->down,scr_value)==FAIL)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "can't reset hyperslab scratch pointer");
            } /* end if */

            /* Advance to next span */
            span=span->next;
        } /* end while */
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_span_scratch() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_copy_span_helper
 PURPOSE
    Helper routine to copy a hyperslab span tree
 USAGE
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t * H5S_hyper_copy_span_helper(spans)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;      IN: Span tree to copy
 RETURNS
    Pointer to the copied span tree on success, NULL on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Copy a hyperslab span tree, using reference counting as appropriate.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static H5S_hyper_span_info_t *
H5S_hyper_copy_span_helper (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;         /* Hyperslab span */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *new_span;     /* Temporary hyperslab span */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *prev_span;    /* Previous hyperslab span */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *new_down;    /* New down span tree */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *ret_value;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_copy_span_helper);

    assert(spans);

    /* Check if the span tree was already copied */
    if(spans->scratch!=NULL && spans->scratch!=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)~((size_t)NULL)) {
        /* Just return the value of the already copied span tree */
        ret_value=spans->scratch;

        /* Increment the reference count of the span tree */
        ret_value->count++;
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Allocate a new span_info node */
        if((ret_value = H5FL_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_info_t))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
           
        /* Copy the span_info information */
        ret_value->count=1;
        ret_value->scratch=NULL;
        ret_value->head=NULL;

        /* Set the scratch pointer in the node being copied to the newly allocated node */
        spans->scratch=ret_value;

        /* Copy over the nodes in the span list */
        span=spans->head;
        prev_span=NULL;
        while(span!=NULL) {
            /* Allocate a new node */
            if((new_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(span->low,span->high,NULL,NULL))==NULL)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

            /* Append to list of spans */
            if(prev_span==NULL)
                ret_value->head=new_span;
            else
                prev_span->next=new_span;

            /* Copy the pstride */
            new_span->pstride=span->pstride;

            /* Recurse to copy the 'down' spans, if there are any */
            if(span->down!=NULL) {
                if((new_down = H5S_hyper_copy_span_helper(span->down))==NULL)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                new_span->down=new_down;
            } /* end if */

            /* Update the previous (new) span */
            prev_span=new_span;

            /* Advance to next span */
            span=span->next;
        } /* end while */
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_copy_span_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_copy_span
 PURPOSE
    Copy a hyperslab span tree
 USAGE
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t * H5S_hyper_copy_span(span_info)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_info;      IN: Span tree to copy
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Copy a hyperslab span tree, using reference counting as appropriate.
    (Which means that just the nodes in the top span tree are duplicated and
    the reference counts of their 'down spans' are just incremented)
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static H5S_hyper_span_info_t *
H5S_hyper_copy_span (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *ret_value;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_copy_span);

    assert(spans);

    /* Copy the hyperslab span tree */
    ret_value=H5S_hyper_copy_span_helper(spans);

    /* Reset the scratch pointers for the next routine which needs them */
    if(H5S_hyper_span_scratch(spans,NULL)==FAIL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, NULL, "can't reset span tree scratch pointers");

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_copy_span() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_cmp_spans
 PURPOSE
    Check if two hyperslab slabs are the same
 USAGE
    htri_d H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(span1, span2)
        H5S_hyper_span_t *span1;    IN: First span tree to compare
        H5S_hyper_span_t *span2;    IN: Second span tree to compare
 RETURNS
    TRUE (1) or FALSE (0) on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Compare two hyperslab slabs to determine if they refer to the same
    selection.  If span1 & span2 are both NULL, that counts as equal
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static htri_t
H5S_hyper_cmp_spans (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_info1, H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_info2)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span1;
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span2;
    htri_t nest=FAIL;
    htri_t ret_value=FAIL;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans);

    /* Check for redundant comparison */
    if(span_info1==span_info2) 
        ret_value=TRUE;
    else {
        /* Check for both spans being NULL */
        if(span_info1==NULL && span_info2==NULL)
            ret_value=TRUE;
        else {
            /* Check for one span being NULL */
            if(span_info1==NULL || span_info2==NULL)
                ret_value=FALSE;
            else {
                /* Get the pointers to the actual lists of spans */
                span1=span_info1->head;
                span2=span_info2->head;

                /* Sanity checking */
                assert(span1);
                assert(span2);

                /* infinite loop which must be broken out of */
                while (1) {
                    /* Check for both spans being NULL */
                    if(span1==NULL && span2==NULL) {
                        ret_value=TRUE;
                        break;
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* Check for one span being NULL */
                        if(span1==NULL || span2==NULL) {
                            ret_value=FALSE;
                            break;
                        } /* end if */
                        else {
                            /* Check if the actual low & high span information is the same */
                            if(span1->low!=span2->low || span1->high!=span2->high) {
                                ret_value=FALSE;
                                break;
                            } /* end if */
                            else {
                                if(span1->down!=NULL || span2!=NULL) {
                                    if((nest=H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(span1->down,span2->down))==FAIL) {
                                        ret_value=FAIL;
                                        break;
                                    } /* end if */
                                    else {
                                        if(nest==FALSE) {
                                            ret_value=FALSE;
                                            break;
                                        } /* end if */
                                        else {
                                            /* Keep going... */
                                        } /* end else */
                                    } /* end else */
                                } /* end if */
                                else {
                                    /* Keep going... */
                                } /* end else */
                            } /* end else */
                        } /* end else */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Advance to the next nodes in the span list */
                    span1=span1->next;
                    span2=span2->next;
                } /* end while */
            } /* end else */
        } /* end else */
    } /* end else */

#ifdef LATER
done:
#endif /* LATER */
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_cmp_spans() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_free_span_info
 PURPOSE
    Free a hyperslab span info node
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_free_span_info(span_info)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_info;      IN: Span info node to free
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Free a hyperslab span info node, along with all the span nodes and the
    'down spans' from the nodes, if reducing their reference count to zero
    indicates it is appropriate to do so.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_free_span_info (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_info)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span, *next_span;
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_free_span_info);

    assert(span_info);

    /* Decrement the span tree's reference count */
    span_info->count--;

    /* Free the span tree if the reference count drops to zero */
    if(span_info->count==0) {

        /* Work through the list of spans pointed to by this 'info' node */
        span=span_info->head;
        while(span!=NULL) {
            next_span=span->next;
            if(H5S_hyper_free_span(span)<0)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release hyperslab span");
            span=next_span;
        } /* end while */

        /* Free this span info */
        H5FL_FREE(H5S_hyper_span_info_t,span_info);
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_free_span_info() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_free_span
 PURPOSE
    Free a hyperslab span node
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_free_span(span)
        H5S_hyper_span_t *span;      IN: Span node to free
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Free a hyperslab span node, along with the 'down spans' from the node,
    if reducing their reference count to zero indicates it is appropriate to
    do so.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_free_span (H5S_hyper_span_t *span)
{
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_free_span);

    assert(span);

    /* Decrement the reference count of the 'down spans', freeing them if appropriate */
    if(span->down!=NULL) {
        if(H5S_hyper_free_span_info(span->down)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release hyperslab span tree");
    } /* end if */

    /* Free this span */
    H5FL_FREE(H5S_hyper_span_t,span);

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_free_span() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_copy
 PURPOSE
    Copy a selection from one dataspace to another
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_copy(dst, src)
        H5S_t *dst;  OUT: Pointer to the destination dataspace
        H5S_t *src;  IN: Pointer to the source dataspace
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Copies all the hyperslab selection information from the source
    dataspace to the destination dataspace.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_copy (H5S_t *dst, const H5S_t *src)
{
    H5S_hyper_dim_t *new_diminfo=NULL;    /* New per-dimension info array[rank] */
    unsigned u;                    /* Counters */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;   /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_copy, FAIL);

    assert(src);
    assert(dst);

    /* Check if there is regular hyperslab information to copy */
    if(src->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo!=NULL) {
        /* Create the per-dimension selection info */
        if((new_diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,src->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate per-dimension array");

        /* Copy the per-dimension selection info */
        for(u=0; u<src->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            new_diminfo[u].start = src->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].start;
            new_diminfo[u].stride = src->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].stride;
            new_diminfo[u].count = src->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].count;
            new_diminfo[u].block = src->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].block;
        } /* end for */
        dst->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo = new_diminfo;

        /* Create the per-dimension selection info */
        if((new_diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,src->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate per-dimension array");

        /* Copy the per-dimension selection info */
        for(u=0; u<src->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            new_diminfo[u].start = src->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo[u].start;
            new_diminfo[u].stride = src->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo[u].stride;
            new_diminfo[u].count = src->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo[u].count;
            new_diminfo[u].block = src->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo[u].block;
        } /* end for */
        dst->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo = new_diminfo;
    } /* end if */
    else {
        dst->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo = new_diminfo;
        dst->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo = new_diminfo;
    } /* end else */

    /* Check if there is hyperslab span information to copy */
    if(src->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst!=NULL) {
        /* Copy the hyperslab span information */
        dst->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=H5S_hyper_copy_span(src->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
} /* end H5S_hyper_copy() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_is_valid_helper
 PURPOSE
    Check whether the selection fits within the extent, with the current
    offset defined.
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_is_valid_helper(spans, offset, rank);
        const H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans; IN: Pointer to current hyperslab span tree
        const hssize_t *offset;             IN: Pointer to offset array
        const hsize_t *size;                IN: Pointer to size array
        hsize_t rank;                       IN: Current rank looking at
 RETURNS
    TRUE if the selection fits within the extent, FALSE if it does not and
        Negative on an error.
 DESCRIPTION
    Determines if the current selection at the current offet fits within the
    extent for the dataspace.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static htri_t
H5S_hyper_is_valid_helper (const H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, const hssize_t *offset, const hsize_t *size, hsize_t rank)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *curr;     /* Hyperslab information nodes */
    htri_t tmp;                 /* temporary return value */
    htri_t ret_value=TRUE;      /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_is_valid_helper);

    assert(spans);
    assert(offset);
    assert(size);
    assert(rank<H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS);

    /* Check each point to determine whether selection+offset is within extent */
    curr=spans->head;
    while(curr!=NULL && ret_value==TRUE) {
        /* Check if an offset has been defined */
        /* Bounds check the selected point + offset against the extent */
        if(((curr->low+offset[rank])>=(hssize_t)size[rank])
                || ((curr->low+offset[rank])<0)
                || ((curr->high+offset[rank])>=(hssize_t)size[rank])
                || ((curr->high+offset[rank])<0)) {
            ret_value=FALSE;
            break;
        } /* end if */

        /* Recurse if this node has down spans */
        if(curr->down!=NULL) {
            if((tmp=H5S_hyper_is_valid_helper(curr->down,offset,size,rank+1))!=TRUE) {
                ret_value=tmp;
                break;
            } /* end if */
        } /* end if */

        /* Advance to next node */
        curr=curr->next;
    } /* end while */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
} /* end H5S_hyper_is_valid_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_is_valid
 PURPOSE
    Check whether the selection fits within the extent, with the current
    offset defined.
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_is_valid(space);
        H5S_t *space;             IN: Dataspace pointer to query
 RETURNS
    TRUE if the selection fits within the extent, FALSE if it does not and
        Negative on an error.
 DESCRIPTION
    Determines if the current selection at the current offet fits within the
    extent for the dataspace.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
htri_t
H5S_hyper_is_valid (const H5S_t *space)
{
    unsigned u;                    /* Counter */
    htri_t ret_value=TRUE;      /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_is_valid, FAIL);

    assert(space);

    /* Check for a "regular" hyperslab selection */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL) {
        const H5S_hyper_dim_t *diminfo=space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo; /* local alias for diminfo */
        hssize_t end;      /* The high bound of a region in a dimension */

        /* Check each dimension */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            /* if block or count is zero, then can skip the test since */
            /* no data point is chosen */
            if (diminfo[u].count*diminfo[u].block != 0) {
                /* Bounds check the start point in this dimension */
                if((diminfo[u].start+space->select.offset[u])<0 ||
                    (diminfo[u].start+space->select.offset[u])>=(hssize_t)space->extent.u.simple.size[u]) {
                    ret_value=FALSE;
                    break;
                } /* end if */

                /* Compute the largest location in this dimension */
                end=diminfo[u].start+diminfo[u].stride*(diminfo[u].count-1)+(diminfo[u].block-1)+space->select.offset[u];

                /* Bounds check the end point in this dimension */
                if(end<0 || end>=(hssize_t)space->extent.u.simple.size[u]) {
                    ret_value=FALSE;
                    break;
                } /* end if */
            }
        } /* end for */
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Call the recursive routine to validate the span tree */
        ret_value=H5S_hyper_is_valid_helper(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,space->select.offset,space->extent.u.simple.size,(hsize_t)0);
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
} /* end H5S_hyper_is_valid() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_span_nblocks
 PURPOSE
    Count the number of blocks in a span tree
 USAGE
    hssize_t H5S_hyper_span_nblocks(spans)
        const H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans; IN: Hyperslab span tree to count elements of
 RETURNS
    Number of blocks in span tree on success; negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Counts the number of blocks described by the spans in a span tree.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static hssize_t
H5S_hyper_span_nblocks (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;     /* Hyperslab span */
    hssize_t ret_value;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_span_nblocks);

    /* Count the number of elements in the span tree */
    if(spans==NULL)
        ret_value=0;
    else {
        span=spans->head;
        ret_value=0;
        while(span!=NULL) {
            /* If there are down spans, add the total down span blocks */
            if(span->down!=NULL)
                ret_value+=H5S_hyper_span_nblocks(span->down);
            /* If there are no down spans, just count the block in this span */
            else
                ret_value++;
            
            /* Advance to next span */
            span=span->next;
        } /* end while */
    } /* end else */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_span_nblocks() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_get_select_hyper_nblocks
 PURPOSE
    Get the number of hyperslab blocks in current hyperslab selection
 USAGE
    hssize_t H5S_get_select_hyper_nblocks(space)
        H5S_t *space;             IN: Dataspace ptr of selection to query
 RETURNS
    The number of hyperslab blocks in selection on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Returns the number of hyperslab blocks in current selection for dataspace.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static hssize_t
H5S_get_select_hyper_nblocks(H5S_t *space)
{
    hssize_t ret_value;         /* return value */
    unsigned u;                 /* Counter */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_get_select_hyper_nblocks);

    assert(space);

    /* Check for a "regular" hyperslab selection */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL) {
        /* Check each dimension */
        for(ret_value=1,u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++)
            ret_value*=space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo[u].count;
    } /* end if */
    else
        ret_value = H5S_hyper_span_nblocks(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_get_select_hyper_nblocks() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5Sget_select_hyper_nblocks
 PURPOSE
    Get the number of hyperslab blocks in current hyperslab selection
 USAGE
    hssize_t H5Sget_select_hyper_nblocks(dsid)
        hid_t dsid;             IN: Dataspace ID of selection to query
 RETURNS
    The number of hyperslab blocks in selection on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Returns the number of hyperslab blocks in current selection for dataspace.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
hssize_t
H5Sget_select_hyper_nblocks(hid_t spaceid)
{
    H5S_t   *space = NULL;      /* Dataspace to modify selection of */
    hssize_t ret_value;             /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_API(H5Sget_select_hyper_nblocks, FAIL);
    H5TRACE1("Hs","i",spaceid);

    /* Check args */
    if (NULL == (space=H5I_object_verify(spaceid, H5I_DATASPACE)))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a data space");
    if(space->select.type!=H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a hyperslab selection");

    ret_value = H5S_get_select_hyper_nblocks(space);

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_API(ret_value);
}   /* H5Sget_select_hyper_nblocks() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_serial_size
 PURPOSE
    Determine the number of bytes needed to store the serialized hyperslab
        selection information.
 USAGE
    hssize_t H5S_hyper_serial_size(space)
        H5S_t *space;             IN: Dataspace pointer to query
 RETURNS
    The number of bytes required on success, negative on an error.
 DESCRIPTION
    Determines the number of bytes required to serialize the current hyperslab
    selection information for storage on disk.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
hssize_t
H5S_hyper_serial_size (const H5S_t *space)
{
    unsigned u;                 /* Counter */
    hssize_t block_count;       /* block counter for regular hyperslabs */
    hssize_t ret_value;         /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_serial_size, FAIL);

    assert(space);

    /* Basic number of bytes required to serialize hyperslab selection:
     *  <type (4 bytes)> + <version (4 bytes)> + <padding (4 bytes)> + 
     *      <length (4 bytes)> + <rank (4 bytes)> + <# of blocks (4 bytes)> = 24 bytes
     */
    ret_value=24;

    /* Check for a "regular" hyperslab selection */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL) {
        /* Check each dimension */
        for(block_count=1,u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++)
            block_count*=space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].count;
        ret_value+=8*block_count*space->extent.u.simple.rank;
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Spin through hyperslab spans, adding 8 * rank bytes for each block */
        block_count=H5S_hyper_span_nblocks(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);
        ret_value+=8*space->extent.u.simple.rank*block_count;
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
} /* end H5S_hyper_serial_size() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_serialize_helper
 PURPOSE
    Serialize the current selection into a user-provided buffer.
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_serialize_helper(spans, start, end, rank, buf)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;   IN: Hyperslab span tree to serialize
        hssize_t start[];       IN/OUT: Accumulated start points
        hssize_t end[];         IN/OUT: Accumulated end points
        hsize_t rank;           IN: Current rank looking at
        uint8 *buf;             OUT: Buffer to put serialized selection into
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Serializes the current element selection into a buffer.  (Primarily for
    storing on disk).
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_serialize_helper (const H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, hssize_t *start, hssize_t *end, hsize_t rank, uint8_t **buf)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *curr;     /* Pointer to current hyperslab span */
    hsize_t u;                  /* Index variable */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;  /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_serialize_helper);

    /* Sanity checks */
    assert(spans);
    assert(start);
    assert(end);
    assert(rank<H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS);
    assert(buf && *buf);

    /* Walk through the list of spans, recursing or outputing them */
    curr=spans->head;
    while(curr!=NULL) {
        /* Recurse if this node has down spans */
        if(curr->down!=NULL) {
            /* Add the starting and ending points for this span to the list */
            start[rank]=curr->low;
            end[rank]=curr->high;

            /* Recurse down to the next dimension */
            if(H5S_hyper_serialize_helper(curr->down,start,end,rank+1,buf)<0)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release hyperslab spans");
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Encode all the previous dimensions starting & ending points */

            /* Encode previous starting points */
            for(u=0; u<rank; u++)
                UINT32ENCODE(*buf, (uint32_t)start[u]);

            /* Encode starting point for this span */
            UINT32ENCODE(*buf, (uint32_t)curr->low);

            /* Encode previous ending points */
            for(u=0; u<rank; u++)
                UINT32ENCODE(*buf, (uint32_t)end[u]);

            /* Encode starting point for this span */
            UINT32ENCODE(*buf, (uint32_t)curr->high);
        } /* end else */

        /* Advance to next node */
        curr=curr->next;
    } /* end while */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_serialize_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_serialize
 PURPOSE
    Serialize the current selection into a user-provided buffer.
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_serialize(space, buf)
        H5S_t *space;           IN: Dataspace pointer of selection to serialize
        uint8 *buf;             OUT: Buffer to put serialized selection into
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Serializes the current element selection into a buffer.  (Primarily for
    storing on disk).
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_serialize (const H5S_t *space, uint8_t *buf)
{
    H5S_hyper_dim_t *diminfo;               /* Alias for dataspace's diminfo information */
    hsize_t tmp_count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Temporary hyperslab counts */
    hssize_t offset[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];      /* Offset of element in dataspace */
    hssize_t start[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Location of start of hyperslab */
    hssize_t end[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];     /* Location of end of hyperslab */
    hssize_t temp_off;            /* Offset in a given dimension */
    uint8_t *lenp;          /* pointer to length location for later storage */
    uint32_t len=0;         /* number of bytes used */
    int i;                 /* local counting variable */
    hssize_t block_count;       /* block counter for regular hyperslabs */
    int fast_dim;      /* Rank of the fastest changing dimension for the dataspace */
    int temp_dim;      /* Temporary rank holder */
    int ndims;         /* Rank of the dataspace */
    int done;          /* Whether we are done with the iteration */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;   /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_serialize, FAIL);

    assert(space);

    /* Store the preamble information */
    UINT32ENCODE(buf, (uint32_t)space->select.type);  /* Store the type of selection */
    UINT32ENCODE(buf, (uint32_t)1);  /* Store the version number */
    UINT32ENCODE(buf, (uint32_t)0);  /* Store the un-used padding */
    lenp=buf;           /* keep the pointer to the length location for later */
    buf+=4;             /* skip over space for length */

    /* Encode number of dimensions */
    UINT32ENCODE(buf, (uint32_t)space->extent.u.simple.rank);
    len+=4;

    /* Check for a "regular" hyperslab selection */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL) {
        /* Set some convienence values */
        ndims=space->extent.u.simple.rank;
        fast_dim=ndims-1;
        diminfo=space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo;

        /* Check each dimension */
        for(block_count=1,i=0; i<ndims; i++)
            block_count*=diminfo[i].count;

        /* Encode number of hyperslabs */
        UINT32ENCODE(buf, (uint32_t)block_count);
        len+=4;

        /* Now serialize the information for the regular hyperslab */

        /* Build the tables of count sizes as well as the initial offset */
        for(i=0; i<ndims; i++) {
            tmp_count[i]=diminfo[i].count;
            offset[i]=diminfo[i].start;
        } /* end for */

        /* We're not done with the iteration */
        done=0;

        /* Go iterate over the hyperslabs */
        while(done==0) {
            /* Iterate over the blocks in the fastest dimension */
            while(tmp_count[fast_dim]>0) {
                /* Add 8 bytes times the rank for each hyperslab selected */
                len+=8*ndims;

                /* Encode hyperslab starting location */
                for(i=0; i<ndims; i++)
                    UINT32ENCODE(buf, (uint32_t)offset[i]);

                /* Encode hyperslab ending location */
                for(i=0; i<ndims; i++)
                    UINT32ENCODE(buf, (uint32_t)(offset[i]+(diminfo[i].block-1)));

                /* Move the offset to the next sequence to start */
                offset[fast_dim]+=diminfo[fast_dim].stride;

                /* Decrement the block count */
                tmp_count[fast_dim]--;
            } /* end while */

            /* Work on other dimensions if necessary */
            if(fast_dim>0) {
                /* Reset the block counts */
                tmp_count[fast_dim]=diminfo[fast_dim].count;

                /* Bubble up the decrement to the slower changing dimensions */
                temp_dim=fast_dim-1;
                while(temp_dim>=0 && done==0) {
                    /* Decrement the block count */
                    tmp_count[temp_dim]--;

                    /* Check if we have more blocks left */
                    if(tmp_count[temp_dim]>0)
                        break;

                    /* Check for getting out of iterator */
                    if(temp_dim==0)
                        done=1;

                    /* Reset the block count in this dimension */
                    tmp_count[temp_dim]=diminfo[temp_dim].count;
                
                    /* Wrapped a dimension, go up to next dimension */
                    temp_dim--;
                } /* end while */
            } /* end if */
            else
                break;  /* Break out now, for 1-D selections */

            /* Re-compute offset array */
            for(i=0; i<ndims; i++) {
                temp_off=diminfo[i].start
                    +diminfo[i].stride*(diminfo[i].count-tmp_count[i]);
                offset[i]=temp_off;
            } /* end for */
        } /* end while */
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Encode number of hyperslabs */
        block_count=H5S_hyper_span_nblocks(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);
        UINT32ENCODE(buf, (uint32_t)block_count);
        len+=4;

        /* Add 8 bytes times the rank for each hyperslab selected */
        H5_CHECK_OVERFLOW((8*space->extent.u.simple.rank*block_count),hssize_t,size_t);
        len+=(size_t)(8*space->extent.u.simple.rank*block_count);

        /* Encode each hyperslab in selection */
        H5S_hyper_serialize_helper(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,start,end,(hsize_t)0,&buf);
    } /* end else */

    /* Encode length */
    UINT32ENCODE(lenp, (uint32_t)len);  /* Store the length of the extra information */
    
done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_serialize() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_deserialize
 PURPOSE
    Deserialize the current selection from a user-provided buffer.
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_deserialize(space, buf)
        H5S_t *space;           IN/OUT: Dataspace pointer to place selection into
        uint8 *buf;             IN: Buffer to retrieve serialized selection from
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Deserializes the current selection into a buffer.  (Primarily for retrieving
    from disk).
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_deserialize (H5S_t *space, const uint8_t *buf)
{
    uint32_t rank;            /* rank of points */
    size_t num_elem=0;        /* number of elements in selection */
    hssize_t *start=NULL;     /* hyperslab start information */
    hssize_t *end=NULL;     /* hyperslab end information */
    hsize_t *stride=NULL;     /* hyperslab stride information */
    hsize_t *count=NULL;      /* hyperslab count information */
    hsize_t *block=NULL;      /* hyperslab block information */
    hssize_t *tstart=NULL;    /* temporary hyperslab pointers */
    hssize_t *tend=NULL;      /* temporary hyperslab pointers */
    hsize_t *tstride=NULL;    /* temporary hyperslab pointers */
    hsize_t *tcount=NULL;     /* temporary hyperslab pointers */
    hsize_t *tblock=NULL;     /* temporary hyperslab pointers */
    unsigned i,j;                   /* local counting variables */
    herr_t ret_value=FAIL;    /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_deserialize, FAIL);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space);
    assert(buf);

    /* Deserialize slabs to select */
    buf+=16;    /* Skip over selection header */
    UINT32DECODE(buf,rank);  /* decode the rank of the point selection */
    if(rank!=space->extent.u.simple.rank)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_BADRANGE, FAIL, "rank of pointer does not match dataspace");
    UINT32DECODE(buf,num_elem);  /* decode the number of points */

    /* Allocate space for the coordinates */
    if((start = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,rank))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab information");
    if((end = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,rank))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab information");
    if((block = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,rank))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab information");
    if((count = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,rank))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab information");
    if((stride = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,rank))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab information");
    
    /* Set the count & stride for all blocks */
    for(tcount=count,tstride=stride,j=0; j<rank; j++,tstride++,tcount++) {
        *tcount=1;
        *tstride=1;
    } /* end for */

    /* Retrieve the coordinates from the buffer */
    for(i=0; i<num_elem; i++) {
        /* Decode the starting points */
        for(tstart=start,j=0; j<rank; j++,tstart++)
            UINT32DECODE(buf, *tstart);

        /* Decode the ending points */
        for(tend=end,j=0; j<rank; j++,tend++)
            UINT32DECODE(buf, *tend);

        /* Change the ending points into blocks */
        for(tblock=block,tstart=start,tend=end,j=0; j<(unsigned)rank; j++,tstart++,tend++,tblock++)
            *tblock=(*tend-*tstart)+1;

        /* Select or add the hyperslab to the current selection */
        if((ret_value=H5S_select_hyperslab(space,(i==0 ? H5S_SELECT_SET : H5S_SELECT_OR),start,stride,count,block))<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTDELETE, FAIL, "can't change selection");
    } /* end for */

    /* Free temporary buffers */
    H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,start);
    H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,end);
    H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,stride);
    H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,count);
    H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,block);

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_deserialize() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_span_blocklist
 PURPOSE
    Get a list of hyperslab blocks currently selected
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_span_blocklist(spans, start, end, rank, startblock, numblocks, buf)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;   IN: Dataspace pointer of selection to query
        hssize_t start[];       IN/OUT: Accumulated start points
        hssize_t end[];         IN/OUT: Accumulated end points
        hsize_t rank;           IN: Rank of dataspace
        hsize_t *startblock;    IN/OUT: Hyperslab block to start with
        hsize_t *numblocks;     IN/OUT: Number of hyperslab blocks to get
        hsize_t **buf;          OUT: List of hyperslab blocks selected
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
        Puts a list of the hyperslab blocks into the user's buffer.  The blocks
    start with the '*startblock'th block in the list of blocks and put
    '*numblocks' number of blocks into the user's buffer (or until the end of
    the list of blocks, whichever happens first)
        The block coordinates have the same dimensionality (rank) as the
    dataspace they are located within.  The list of blocks is formatted as
    follows: <"start" coordinate> immediately followed by <"opposite" corner
    coordinate>, followed by the next "start" and "opposite" coordinate, etc.
    until all the block information requested has been put into the user's
    buffer.
        No guarantee of any order of the blocks is implied.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_span_blocklist(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, hssize_t start[], hssize_t end[], hsize_t rank, hsize_t *startblock, hsize_t *numblocks, hsize_t **buf)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *curr;     /* Pointer to current hyperslab span */
    hsize_t u;                  /* Index variable */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;   /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_span_blocklist, FAIL);

    /* Sanity checks */
    assert(spans);
    assert(rank<H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS);
    assert(start);
    assert(end);
    assert(startblock);
    assert(numblocks && *numblocks>0);
    assert(buf && *buf);

    /* Walk through the list of spans, recursing or outputing them */
    curr=spans->head;
    while(curr!=NULL && *numblocks>0) {
        /* Recurse if this node has down spans */
        if(curr->down!=NULL) {
            /* Add the starting and ending points for this span to the list */
            start[rank]=curr->low;
            end[rank]=curr->high;

            /* Recurse down to the next dimension */
            if(H5S_hyper_span_blocklist(curr->down,start,end,rank+1,startblock,numblocks,buf)<0)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release hyperslab spans");
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Skip this block if we haven't skipped all the startblocks yet */
            if(*startblock>0) {
                /* Decrement the starting block */
                (*startblock)--;
            }
            /* Process this block */
            else {
                /* Encode all the previous dimensions starting & ending points */

                /* Copy previous starting points */
                for(u=0; u<rank; u++, (*buf)++)
                    HDmemcpy(*buf, &start[u], sizeof(hsize_t));

                /* Copy starting point for this span */
                HDmemcpy(*buf, &curr->low, sizeof(hsize_t));
                (*buf)++;

                /* Copy previous ending points */
                for(u=0; u<rank; u++, (*buf)++)
                    HDmemcpy(*buf, &end[u], sizeof(hsize_t));

                /* Copy starting point for this span */
                HDmemcpy(*buf, &curr->high, sizeof(hsize_t));
                (*buf)++;

                /* Decrement the number of blocks processed */
                (*numblocks)--;
            } /* end else */
        } /* end else */

        /* Advance to next node */
        curr=curr->next;
    } /* end while */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_span_blocklist() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_get_select_hyper_blocklist
 PURPOSE
    Get the list of hyperslab blocks currently selected
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_get_select_hyper_blocklist(space, startblock, numblocks, buf)
        H5S_t *space;           IN: Dataspace pointer of selection to query
        hsize_t startblock;     IN: Hyperslab block to start with
        hsize_t numblocks;      IN: Number of hyperslab blocks to get
        hsize_t *buf;           OUT: List of hyperslab blocks selected
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
        Puts a list of the hyperslab blocks into the user's buffer.  The blocks
    start with the 'startblock'th block in the list of blocks and put
    'numblocks' number of blocks into the user's buffer (or until the end of
    the list of blocks, whichever happens first)
        The block coordinates have the same dimensionality (rank) as the
    dataspace they are located within.  The list of blocks is formatted as
    follows: <"start" coordinate> immediately followed by <"opposite" corner
    coordinate>, followed by the next "start" and "opposite" coordinate, etc.
    until all the block information requested has been put into the user's
    buffer.
        No guarantee of any order of the blocks is implied.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_get_select_hyper_blocklist(H5S_t *space, hbool_t internal, hsize_t startblock, hsize_t numblocks, hsize_t *buf)
{
    H5S_hyper_dim_t *diminfo;               /* Alias for dataspace's diminfo information */
    hsize_t tmp_count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Temporary hyperslab counts */
    hssize_t offset[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];      /* Offset of element in dataspace */
    hssize_t start[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Location of start of hyperslab */
    hssize_t end[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];     /* Location of end of hyperslab */
    hssize_t temp_off;            /* Offset in a given dimension */
    int i;                     /* Counter */
    int fast_dim;      /* Rank of the fastest changing dimension for the dataspace */
    int temp_dim;      /* Temporary rank holder */
    int ndims;         /* Rank of the dataspace */
    int done;          /* Whether we are done with the iteration */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;   /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_get_select_hyper_blocklist);

    assert(space);
    assert(buf);

    /* Check for a "regular" hyperslab selection */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL) {
        /* Set some convienence values */
        ndims=space->extent.u.simple.rank;
        fast_dim=ndims-1;

        /* Check which set of dimension information to use */
        if(internal)
            /*
             * Use the "optimized dimension information" to pass back information
             * on the blocks set, not the "application information".
             */
            diminfo=space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo;
        else
            /*
             * Use the "application dimension information" to pass back to the user
             * the blocks they set, not the optimized, internal information.
             */
            diminfo=space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo;

        /* Build the tables of count sizes as well as the initial offset */
        for(i=0; i<ndims; i++) {
            tmp_count[i]=diminfo[i].count;
            offset[i]=diminfo[i].start;
        } /* end for */

        /* We're not done with the iteration */
        done=0;

        /* Go iterate over the hyperslabs */
        while(done==0 && numblocks>0) {
            /* Iterate over the blocks in the fastest dimension */
            while(tmp_count[fast_dim]>0 && numblocks>0) {

                /* Check if we should copy this block information */
                if(startblock==0) {
                    /* Copy the starting location */
                    HDmemcpy(buf,offset,sizeof(hsize_t)*ndims);
                    buf+=ndims;

                    /* Compute the ending location */
                    HDmemcpy(buf,offset,sizeof(hsize_t)*ndims);
                    for(i=0; i<ndims; i++)
                        buf[i]+=(diminfo[i].block-1);
                    buf+=ndims;

                    /* Decrement the number of blocks to retrieve */
                    numblocks--;
                } /* end if */
                else
                    startblock--;

                /* Move the offset to the next sequence to start */
                offset[fast_dim]+=diminfo[fast_dim].stride;

                /* Decrement the block count */
                tmp_count[fast_dim]--;
            } /* end while */

            /* Work on other dimensions if necessary */
            if(fast_dim>0 && numblocks>0) {
                /* Reset the block counts */
                tmp_count[fast_dim]=diminfo[fast_dim].count;

                /* Bubble up the decrement to the slower changing dimensions */
                temp_dim=fast_dim-1;
                while(temp_dim>=0 && done==0) {
                    /* Decrement the block count */
                    tmp_count[temp_dim]--;

                    /* Check if we have more blocks left */
                    if(tmp_count[temp_dim]>0)
                        break;

                    /* Check for getting out of iterator */
                    if(temp_dim==0)
                        done=1;

                    /* Reset the block count in this dimension */
                    tmp_count[temp_dim]=diminfo[temp_dim].count;
                
                    /* Wrapped a dimension, go up to next dimension */
                    temp_dim--;
                } /* end while */
            } /* end if */

            /* Re-compute offset array */
            for(i=0; i<ndims; i++) {
                temp_off=diminfo[i].start+diminfo[i].stride*(diminfo[i].count-tmp_count[i]);
                offset[i]=temp_off;
            } /* end for */
        } /* end while */
    } /* end if */
    else 
        ret_value=H5S_hyper_span_blocklist(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,start,end,(hsize_t)0,&startblock,&numblocks,&buf);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_get_select_hyper_blocklist() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5Sget_select_hyper_blocklist
 PURPOSE
    Get the list of hyperslab blocks currently selected
 USAGE
    herr_t H5Sget_select_hyper_blocklist(dsid, startblock, numblocks, buf)
        hid_t dsid;             IN: Dataspace ID of selection to query
        hsize_t startblock;     IN: Hyperslab block to start with
        hsize_t numblocks;      IN: Number of hyperslab blocks to get
        hsize_t *buf;           OUT: List of hyperslab blocks selected
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
        Puts a list of the hyperslab blocks into the user's buffer.  The blocks
    start with the 'startblock'th block in the list of blocks and put
    'numblocks' number of blocks into the user's buffer (or until the end of
    the list of blocks, whichever happen first)
        The block coordinates have the same dimensionality (rank) as the
    dataspace they are located within.  The list of blocks is formatted as
    follows: <"start" coordinate> immediately followed by <"opposite" corner
    coordinate>, followed by the next "start" and "opposite" coordinate, etc.
    until all the block information requested has been put into the user's
    buffer.
        No guarantee of any order of the blocks is implied.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5Sget_select_hyper_blocklist(hid_t spaceid, hsize_t startblock, hsize_t numblocks, hsize_t *buf)
{
    H5S_t   *space = NULL;      /* Dataspace to modify selection of */
    herr_t ret_value;        /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_API(H5Sget_select_hyper_blocklist, FAIL);
    H5TRACE4("e","ihh*h",spaceid,startblock,numblocks,buf);

    /* Check args */
    if(buf==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "invalid pointer");
    if (NULL == (space=H5I_object_verify(spaceid, H5I_DATASPACE)))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a data space");
    if(space->select.type!=H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a hyperslab selection");

    /* Go get the correct number of blocks */
    if(numblocks>0)
        ret_value = H5S_get_select_hyper_blocklist(space,0,startblock,numblocks,buf);
    else
        ret_value=SUCCEED;      /* Successfully got 0 blocks... */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_API(ret_value);
}   /* H5Sget_select_hyper_blocklist() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_bounds_helper
 PURPOSE
    Gets the bounding box containing the selection.
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_bounds_helper(spans, offset, rank);
        const H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans; IN: Pointer to current hyperslab span tree
        const hssize_t *offset;         IN: Pointer to offset array
        hsize_t rank;                   IN: Current rank looking at
        hsize_t *start;                 OUT: Start array bounds
        hsize_t *end;                   OUT: End array bounds
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Retrieves the bounding box containing the current selection and places
    it into the user's buffers.  The start and end buffers must be large
    enough to hold the dataspace rank number of coordinates.  The bounding box
    exactly contains the selection, ie. if a 2-D element selection is currently
    defined with the following points: (4,5), (6,8) (10,7), the bounding box
    with be (4, 5), (10, 8).
        The bounding box calculations _does_ include the current offset of the
    selection within the dataspace extent.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_bounds_helper (const H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, const hssize_t *offset, hsize_t rank, hssize_t *start, hssize_t *end)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *curr;     /* Hyperslab information nodes */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_bounds_helper);

    assert(spans);
    assert(offset);
    assert(rank<H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS);
    assert(start);
    assert(end);

    /* Check each point to determine whether selection+offset is within extent */
    curr=spans->head;
    while(curr!=NULL) {
        /* Check if the current span extends the bounding box */
        if((curr->low+offset[rank])<start[rank])
            start[rank]=curr->low+offset[rank];
        if((curr->high+offset[rank])>end[rank])
            end[rank]=curr->high+offset[rank];

        /* Recurse if this node has down spans */
        if(curr->down!=NULL) {
            if(H5S_hyper_bounds_helper(curr->down,offset,rank+1,start,end)<0) {
                ret_value=FAIL;
                break;
            } /* end if */
        } /* end if */

        /* Advance to next node */
        curr=curr->next;
    } /* end while */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
} /* end H5S_hyper_bounds_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_bounds
 PURPOSE
    Gets the bounding box containing the selection.
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_bounds(space, hsize_t *start, hsize_t *end)
        H5S_t *space;           IN: Dataspace pointer of selection to query
        hsize_t *start;         OUT: Starting coordinate of bounding box
        hsize_t *end;           OUT: Opposite coordinate of bounding box
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Retrieves the bounding box containing the current selection and places
    it into the user's buffers.  The start and end buffers must be large
    enough to hold the dataspace rank number of coordinates.  The bounding box
    exactly contains the selection, ie. if a 2-D element selection is currently
    defined with the following points: (4,5), (6,8) (10,7), the bounding box
    with be (4, 5), (10, 8).
        The bounding box calculations _does_ include the current offset of the
    selection within the dataspace extent.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_bounds(const H5S_t *space, hssize_t *start, hssize_t *end)
{
    int rank;                   /* Dataspace rank */
    int i;                      /* index variable */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;   /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_bounds, FAIL);

    assert(space);
    assert(start);
    assert(end);

    /* Set the start and end arrays up */
    rank=space->extent.u.simple.rank;
    for(i=0; i<rank; i++) {
        start[i]=HSSIZET_MAX;
        end[i]=HSSIZET_MIN;
    } /* end for */

    /* Check for a "regular" hyperslab selection */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo!=NULL) {
        const H5S_hyper_dim_t *diminfo=space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo; /* local alias for diminfo */

        /* Check each dimension */
        for(i=0; i<rank; i++) {
            /* Compute the smallest location in this dimension */
            start[i]=diminfo[i].start+space->select.offset[i];

            /* Compute the largest location in this dimension */
            end[i]=diminfo[i].start+diminfo[i].stride*(diminfo[i].count-1)+(diminfo[i].block-1)+space->select.offset[i];
        } /* end for */
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Call the recursive routine to get the bounds for the span tree */
        ret_value=H5S_hyper_bounds_helper(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,space->select.offset,(hsize_t)0,start,end);
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_bounds() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_is_contiguous
 PURPOSE
    Check if a hyperslab selection is contiguous within the dataspace extent.
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_is_contiguous(space)
        H5S_t *space;           IN: Dataspace pointer to check
 RETURNS
    TRUE/FALSE/FAIL
 DESCRIPTION
    Checks to see if the current selection in the dataspace is contiguous.
    This is primarily used for reading the entire selection in one swoop.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
htri_t
H5S_hyper_is_contiguous(const H5S_t *space)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;   /* Hyperslab span info node */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;         /* Hyperslab span node */
    unsigned u;                     /* index variable */
    unsigned small_contiguous,      /* Flag for small contiguous block */
        large_contiguous;           /* Flag for large contiguous block */
    htri_t ret_value=FALSE;         /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_is_contiguous, FAIL);

    assert(space);

    /* Check for a "regular" hyperslab selection */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL) {
        /*
         * For a regular hyperslab to be contiguous, it must have only one
         * block (i.e. count==1 in all dimensions) and the block size must be
         * the same as the dataspace extent's in all but the slowest changing
         * dimension. (dubbed "large contiguous" block)
         *
         * OR
         *
         * The selection must have only one block (i.e. count==1) in all
         * dimensions and the block size must be 1 in all but the fastest
         * changing dimension. (dubbed "small contiguous" block)
         */

        /* Initialize flags */
        large_contiguous=TRUE;      /* assume true and reset if the dimensions don't match */
        small_contiguous=FALSE;     /* assume false initially */

        /* Check for a "large contigous" block */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].count>1) {
                large_contiguous=FALSE;
                break;
            } /* end if */
            if(u>0 && space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].block!=space->extent.u.simple.size[u]) {
                large_contiguous=FALSE;
                break;
            } /* end if */
        } /* end for */

        /* If we didn't find a large contiguous block, check for a small one */
        if(large_contiguous==FALSE) {
            small_contiguous=TRUE;
            for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
                if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].count>1) {
                    small_contiguous=FALSE;
                    break;
                } /* end if */
                if(u<(space->extent.u.simple.rank-1) && space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].block!=1) {
                    small_contiguous=FALSE;
                    break;
                } /* end if */
            } /* end for */
        } /* end if */

        /* Indicate true if it's either a large or small contiguous block */
        if(large_contiguous || small_contiguous)
            ret_value=TRUE;
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /*
         * For a hyperslab to be contiguous, it must have only one block and
         * (either it's size must be the same as the dataspace extent's in all
         * but the slowest changing dimension
         * OR
         * block size must be 1 in all but the fastest changing dimension).
         */
        /* Initialize flags */
        large_contiguous=TRUE;      /* assume true and reset if the dimensions don't match */
        small_contiguous=FALSE;     /* assume false initially */

        /* Get information for slowest changing information */
        spans=space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst;
        span=spans->head;

        /* If there are multiple spans in the slowest changing dimension, the selection isn't contiguous */
        if(span->next!=NULL)
            large_contiguous=FALSE;
        else {
            /* Now check the rest of the dimensions */
            if(span->down!=NULL) {
                u=1;    /* Current dimension working on */

                /* Get the span information for the next fastest dimension */
                spans=span->down;

                /* Cycle down the spans until we run out of down spans or find a non-contiguous span */
                while(spans!=NULL) {
                    span=spans->head;

                    /* Check that this is the only span and it spans the entire dimension */
                    if(span->next!=NULL) {
                        large_contiguous=FALSE;
                        break;
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* If this span doesn't cover the entire dimension, then this selection isn't contiguous */
                        if(((span->high-span->low)+1)!=(hssize_t)space->extent.u.simple.size[u]) {
                            large_contiguous=FALSE;
                            break;
                        } /* end if */
                        else {
                            /* Walk down to the next span */
                            spans=span->down;

                            /* Increment dimension */
                            u++;
                        } /* end else */
                    } /* end else */
                } /* end while */
            } /* end if */
        } /* end else */

        /* If we didn't find a large contiguous block, check for a small one */
        if(large_contiguous==FALSE) {
            small_contiguous=TRUE;

            /* Get information for slowest changing information */
            spans=space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst;
            span=spans->head;

            /* Current dimension working on */
            u=0;

            /* Cycle down the spans until we run out of down spans or find a non-contiguous span */
            while(spans!=NULL) {
                span=spans->head;

                /* Check that this is the only span and it spans the entire dimension */
                if(span->next!=NULL) {
                    small_contiguous=FALSE;
                    break;
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* If this span doesn't cover the entire dimension, then this selection isn't contiguous */
                    if(u<(space->extent.u.simple.rank-1) && ((span->high-span->low)+1)!=1) {
                        small_contiguous=FALSE;
                        break;
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* Walk down to the next span */
                        spans=span->down;

                        /* Increment dimension */
                        u++;
                    } /* end else */
                } /* end else */
            } /* end while */
        } /* end if */

        /* Indicate true if it's either a large or small contiguous block */
        if(large_contiguous || small_contiguous)
            ret_value=TRUE;
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_is_contiguous() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_is_single
 PURPOSE
    Check if a hyperslab selection is a single block within the dataspace extent.
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_is_single(space)
        H5S_t *space;           IN: Dataspace pointer to check
 RETURNS
    TRUE/FALSE/FAIL
 DESCRIPTION
    Checks to see if the current selection in the dataspace is a single block.
    This is primarily used for reading the entire selection in one swoop.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
htri_t
H5S_hyper_is_single(const H5S_t *space)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;   /* Hyperslab span info node */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;         /* Hyperslab span node */
    unsigned u;                     /* index variable */
    htri_t ret_value=FALSE;         /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_is_single, FAIL);

    assert(space);

    /* Check for a "single" hyperslab selection */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL) {
        /*
         * For a regular hyperslab to be single, it must have only one
         * block (i.e. count==1 in all dimensions)
         */

        /* Initialize flags */
        ret_value=TRUE; /* assume true and reset if the dimensions don't match */

        /* Check for a single block */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].count>1) {
                ret_value=FALSE;
                break;
            } /* end if */
        } /* end for */
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /*
         * For a region to be single, it must have only one block 
         */
        /* Initialize flags */
        ret_value=TRUE; /* assume true and reset if the dimensions don't match */

        /* Get information for slowest changing information */
        spans=space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst;

        /* Cycle down the spans until we run out of down spans or find a non-contiguous span */
        while(spans!=NULL) {
            span=spans->head;

            /* Check that this is the only span and it spans the entire dimension */
            if(span->next!=NULL) {
                ret_value=FALSE;
                break;
            } /* end if */
            else {
                /* Walk down to the next span */
                spans=span->down;
            } /* end else */
        } /* end while */
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_is_single() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_is_regular
 PURPOSE
    Check if a hyperslab selection is "regular"
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_is_regular(space)
        const H5S_t *space;     IN: Dataspace pointer to check
 RETURNS
    TRUE/FALSE/FAIL
 DESCRIPTION
    Checks to see if the current selection in a dataspace is the a regular
    pattern.
    This is primarily used for reading the entire selection in one swoop.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
    Doesn't check for "regular" hyperslab selections composed of spans
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
htri_t
H5S_hyper_is_regular(const H5S_t *space)
{
    htri_t ret_value;  /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_is_regular, FAIL);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space);

    /* Only simple check for regular hyperslabs for now... */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL)
        ret_value=TRUE;
    else
        ret_value=FALSE;

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_is_regular() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_release
 PURPOSE
    Release hyperslab selection information for a dataspace
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_release(space)
        H5S_t *space;       IN: Pointer to dataspace
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Releases all hyperslab selection information for a dataspace
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
 *    Robb Matzke, 1998-08-25
 *    The fields which are freed are set to NULL to prevent them from being
 *    freed again later.  This fixes some allocation problems where
 *    changing the hyperslab selection of one data space causes a core dump
 *    when closing some other data space.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_release (H5S_t *space)
{
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_hyper_release, FAIL);

    /* Check args */
    assert (space && H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS==space->select.type);

    /* Reset the number of points selected */
    space->select.num_elem=0;

    /* Release the regular selection info */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo!=NULL) {
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo);
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo = NULL;
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo);
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo = NULL;
    } /* end if */

    /* Release irregular hyperslab information */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst!=NULL) {
        if(H5S_hyper_free_span_info(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release hyperslab spans");
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=NULL;
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_release() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_recover_span
 PURPOSE
    Recover a generated span, if appropriate
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_recover_span(recover, curr_span, next_span)
        unsigned *recover;                 IN/OUT: Pointer recover flag
        H5S_hyper_span_t **curr_span;   IN/OUT: Pointer to current span in list
        H5S_hyper_span_t *next_span;    IN: Pointer to next span
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Check if the current span needs to be recovered and free it if so.
    Set the current span to the next span in any case.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_recover_span (unsigned *recover, H5S_hyper_span_t **curr_span, H5S_hyper_span_t *next_span)
{
    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_recover_span);

    assert(recover);
    assert(curr_span);

    /* Check if the span should be recovered */
    if(*recover) {
        H5S_hyper_free_span(*curr_span);
        *recover=0;
    } /* end if */

    /* Set the current span to next span */
    *curr_span=next_span;

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}   /* H5S_hyper_recover_span() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_coord_to_span
 PURPOSE
    Create a span tree for a single element
 USAGE
    H5S_hyper_span_t *H5S_hyper_coord_to_span(rank, coords)
        unsigned rank;                  IN: Number of dimensions of coordinate
        hssize_t *coords;               IN: Location of element
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Create a span tree for a single element
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static H5S_hyper_span_t *
H5S_hyper_coord_to_span(unsigned rank, hssize_t *coords)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *new_span;         /* Pointer to new span tree for coordinate */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *down=NULL;   /* Pointer to new span tree for next level down */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *ret_value=NULL;   /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_coord_to_span);

    assert(rank>0);
    assert(coords);

    /* Search for location to insert new element in tree */
    if(rank>1) {
        /* Allocate a span info node */
        if((down = H5FL_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_info_t))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

        /* Set the reference count */
        down->count=0;

        /* Reset the scratch pad space */
        down->scratch=0;

        /* Build span tree for coordinates below this one */
        if((down->head=H5S_hyper_coord_to_span(rank-1,&coords[1]))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
    } /* end if */

    /* Build span for this coordinate */
    if((new_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(coords[0],coords[0],down,NULL))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

    /* Set return value */
    ret_value=new_span;

done:
    if(ret_value==NULL) {
        if(down!=NULL)
            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down);
    } /* end if */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_coord_to_span() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_add_span_element_helper
 PURPOSE
    Add a single elment to a span tree
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_add_span_element_helper(prev_span, span_tree, rank, coords)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_tree;  IN/OUT: Pointer to span tree to append to
        unsigned rank;                  IN: Number of dimensions of coordinates
        hssize_t *coords;               IN: Location of element to add to span tree
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Add a single element to an existing span tree.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
    Assumes that the element is not already covered by the span tree
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_add_span_element_helper(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *span_tree, unsigned rank, hssize_t *coords)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *tspan_info;  /* Temporary pointer to span info */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *prev_span_info;  /* Pointer to span info for level above current position */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *tmp_span;         /* Temporary pointer to a span */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *tmp2_span;        /* Another temporary pointer to a span */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *new_span;         /* New span created for element */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;           /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_add_span_element_helper);

    assert(span_tree);
    assert(rank>0);
    assert(coords);

    /* Get pointer to last span in span tree */
    tspan_info=span_tree;
    if(span_tree->scratch)
        tmp_span=(H5S_hyper_span_t *)span_tree->scratch;
    else {
        tmp_span=span_tree->head;
        assert(tmp_span);
        span_tree->scratch=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)tmp_span;
    } /* end else */

    /* Find last span tree which includes a portion of the coordinate */
    prev_span_info=NULL;
    while(coords[0]>=tmp_span->low && coords[0]<=tmp_span->high) {
        /* Move rank & coordinate offset down a dimension */
        rank--;
        coords++;

        /* Remember the span tree we are descending into */
        prev_span_info=tspan_info;
        tspan_info=tmp_span->down;

        /* Get the last span in this span's 'down' tree */
        if(tspan_info->scratch)
            tmp_span=(H5S_hyper_span_t *)tspan_info->scratch;
        else {
            tmp_span=tspan_info->head;
            assert(tmp_span);
            tspan_info->scratch=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)tmp_span;
        } /* end else */
    } /* end while */

    /* Check if we made it all the way to the bottom span in the tree */
    if(rank>1) {
        /* Before we create another span at this level in the tree, check if
         * the last span's "down tree" was equal to any other spans in this
         * list of spans in the span tree.
         * 
         * If so, release last span information and make last span merge into
         * previous span (if possible), or at least share their "down tree"
         * information.
         */
        tmp2_span=tspan_info->head;
        while(tmp2_span!=tmp_span) {
            if(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(tmp2_span->down,tmp_span->down)==TRUE) {
                /* Check for merging into previous span */
                if(tmp2_span->high+1==tmp_span->low) {
                    /* Release last span created */
                    H5S_hyper_free_span(tmp_span);

                    /* Increase size of previous span */
                    tmp2_span->high++;

                    /* Reset the 'tmp_span' for the rest of this block's algorithm */
                    tmp_span=tmp2_span;
                } /* end if */
                /* Span is disjoint, but has the same "down tree" selection */
                else {
                    /* Release "down tree" information */
                    H5S_hyper_free_span_info(tmp_span->down);

                    /* Point at earlier span's "down tree" */
                    tmp_span->down=tmp2_span->down;

                    /* Increment reference count on shared "down tree" */
                    tmp_span->down->count++;
                } /* end else */

                /* Found span to merge into, break out now */
                break;
            } /* end if */

            /* Advance to next span to check */
            tmp2_span=tmp2_span->next;
        } /* end while */

        /* Make span tree for current coordinates */
        if((new_span=H5S_hyper_coord_to_span(rank,coords))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

        /* Add new span tree as span */
        assert(tmp_span);
        tmp_span->next=new_span;

        /* Make scratch pointer point to last span in list */
        assert(tspan_info);
        tspan_info->scratch=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)new_span;

        /* Set the proper 'pstride' for new span */
        new_span->pstride=new_span->low-tmp_span->low;
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Does new node adjoin existing node? */
        if(tmp_span->high+1==coords[0]) {
            tmp_span->high++;

            /* Check if this span tree should now be merged with a level higher in the tree */
            if(prev_span_info!=NULL) {
                /* Before we create another span at this level in the tree, check if
                 * the last span's "down tree" was equal to any other spans in this
                 * list of spans in the span tree.
                 * 
                 * If so, release last span information and make last span merge into
                 * previous span (if possible), or at least share their "down tree"
                 * information.
                 */
                tmp2_span=prev_span_info->head;
                tmp_span=(H5S_hyper_span_t *)prev_span_info->scratch;
                while(tmp2_span!=tmp_span) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(tmp2_span->down,tmp_span->down)==TRUE) {
                        /* Check for merging into previous span */
                        if(tmp2_span->high+1==tmp_span->low) {
                            /* Release last span created */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span(tmp_span);

                            /* Increase size of previous span */
                            tmp2_span->high++;

                            /* Update pointers */
                            tmp2_span->next=NULL;
                            prev_span_info->scratch=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)tmp2_span;
                        } /* end if */
                        /* Span is disjoint, but has the same "down tree" selection */
                        else {
                            /* Release "down tree" information */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(tmp_span->down);

                            /* Point at earlier span's "down tree" */
                            tmp_span->down=tmp2_span->down;

                            /* Increment reference count on shared "down tree" */
                            tmp_span->down->count++;
                        } /* end else */

                        /* Found span to merge into, break out now */
                        break;
                    } /* end if */

                    /* Advance to next span to check */
                    tmp2_span=tmp2_span->next;
                } /* end while */
            } /* end if */
        } /* end if */
        else {
            if((new_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(coords[0],coords[0],NULL,NULL))==NULL)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

            /* Add new span tree as span */
            assert(tmp_span);
            tmp_span->next=new_span;

            /* Make scratch pointer point to last span in list */
            tspan_info->scratch=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)new_span;

            /* Set the proper 'pstride' for new span */
            new_span->pstride=new_span->low-tmp_span->low;
        } /* end else */
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_add_span_element_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_add_span_element
 PURPOSE
    Add a single elment to a span tree
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_add_span_element(space, span_tree, rank, coords)
        H5S_t *space;           IN/OUT: Pointer to dataspace to add coordinate to
        unsigned rank;          IN: Number of dimensions of coordinates
        hssize_t *coords;       IN: Location of element to add to span tree
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Add a single element to an existing span tree.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
    Assumes that the element is not already in the dataspace's selection
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_add_span_element(H5S_t *space, unsigned rank, hssize_t *coords)
{
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_add_span_element);

    assert(space);
    assert(rank>0);
    assert(coords);

    /* Check if this is the first element in the selection */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst==NULL) {
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *head;  /* Pointer to new head of span tree */

        /* Allocate a span info node */
        if((head = H5FL_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_info_t))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

        /* Set the reference count */
        head->count=1;

        /* Reset the scratch pad space */
        head->scratch=0;

        /* Build span tree for this coordinate */
        if((head->head=H5S_hyper_coord_to_span(rank,coords))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

        /* Set the selection to the new span tree */
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=head;

        /* Set selection type */
        space->select.type=H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS;

        /* Reset "regular" hyperslab fields */
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo = NULL;
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo = NULL;

        /* Set selection methods */
        space->select.get_seq_list=H5S_hyper_get_seq_list;
        space->select.get_npoints=H5S_hyper_npoints;
        space->select.release=H5S_hyper_release;
        space->select.is_valid=H5S_hyper_is_valid;
        space->select.serial_size=H5S_hyper_serial_size;
        space->select.serialize=H5S_hyper_serialize;
        space->select.bounds=H5S_hyper_bounds;
        space->select.is_contiguous=H5S_hyper_is_contiguous;
        space->select.is_single=H5S_hyper_is_single;
        space->select.is_regular=H5S_hyper_is_regular;
        space->select.iter_init=H5S_hyper_iter_init;

        /* Set # of elements in selection */
        space->select.num_elem=1;
    } /* end if */
    else {
        if(H5S_hyper_add_span_element_helper(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,rank,coords)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

        /* Increment # of elements in selection */
        space->select.num_elem++;
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_add_span_element() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_reset_scratch
 PURPOSE
    Reset the scratch information for span tree
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_reset_scratch(space)
        H5S_t *space;           IN/OUT: Pointer to dataspace to reset scratch pointers
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Resets the "scratch" pointers used for various tasks in computing hyperslab
    spans.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_reset_scratch(H5S_t *space)
{
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_reset_scratch);

    assert(space);

    /* Check if there are spans in the span tree */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst!=NULL)
        /* Reset the scratch pointers for the next routine which needs them */
        if(H5S_hyper_span_scratch(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,NULL)==FAIL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "can't reset span tree scratch pointers");

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_reset_scratch() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_convert
 PURPOSE
    Convert a compatible selection to span tree form
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_convert(space)
        H5S_t *space;           IN/OUT: Pointer to dataspace to convert
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Converts a compatible selection (currently only "all" selections) to the
    span-tree form of a hyperslab selection. (Point and "none" selection aren't
    currently supported and hyperslab selection always have the span-tree form
    available).
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_convert(H5S_t *space)
{
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_convert);

    assert(space);

    /* Check the type of selection */
    switch(space->select.type) {
        case H5S_SEL_ALL:    /* All elements selected in dataspace */
            /* Convert current "all" selection to "real" hyperslab selection */
            {
                hssize_t tmp_start[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Temporary start information */
                hsize_t tmp_stride[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Temporary stride information */
                hsize_t tmp_count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Temporary count information */
                hsize_t tmp_block[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Temporary block information */
                unsigned u;                             /* Local index variable */

                /* Fill in temporary information for the dimensions */
                for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
                    tmp_start[u]=0;
                    tmp_stride[u]=1;
                    tmp_count[u]=1;
                    tmp_block[u]=space->extent.u.simple.size[u];
                } /* end for */

                /* Convert to hyperslab selection */
                if(H5S_select_hyperslab(space,H5S_SELECT_SET,tmp_start,tmp_stride,tmp_count,tmp_block)<0)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTDELETE, FAIL, "can't convert selection");
            } /* end case */
            break;

        case H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS:        /* Hyperslab selection */
            break;

        case H5S_SEL_NONE:   /* No elements selected in dataspace */
        case H5S_SEL_POINTS: /* Point selection */
        default:
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "can't convert to span tree selection");
    } /* end switch */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_convert() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_intersect_helper
 PURPOSE
    Helper routine to detect intersections in span trees
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_intersect_helper(spans1, spans2)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans1;     IN: First span tree to operate with
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans2;     IN: Second span tree to operate with
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Quickly detect intersections between two span trees
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static htri_t
H5S_hyper_intersect_helper (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans1, H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans2)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *curr1;    /* Pointer to current span in 1st span tree */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *curr2;    /* Pointer to current span in 2nd span tree */
    htri_t status;              /* Status from recursive call */
    htri_t ret_value=FALSE;     /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_intersect_helper);

    /* Sanity check */
    assert((spans1 && spans2) || (spans1==NULL && spans2==NULL));

    /* "NULL" span trees compare as overlapping */
    if(spans1==NULL && spans2==NULL)
        HGOTO_DONE(TRUE);

    /* Get the span lists for each span in this tree */
    curr1=spans1->head;
    curr2=spans2->head;

    /* Iterate over the spans in each tree */
    while(curr1!=NULL && curr2!=NULL) {
        /* Check for 1st span entirely before 2nd span */
        if(curr1->high<curr2->low)
            curr1=curr1->next;
        /* Check for 2nd span entirely before 1st span */
        else if(curr2->high<curr1->low)
            curr2=curr2->next;
        /* Spans must overlap */
        else {
            /* Recursively check spans in next dimension down */
            if((status=H5S_hyper_intersect_helper(curr1->down,curr2->down))<0)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_BADSELECT, FAIL, "can't perform hyperslab intersection check");

            /* If there is a span intersection in the down dimensions, the span trees overlap */
            if(status==TRUE)
                HGOTO_DONE(TRUE);

            /* No intersection in down dimensions, advance to next span */
            if(curr1->high<curr2->high)
                curr1=curr1->next;
            else
                curr2=curr2->next;
        } /* end else */
    } /* end while */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_intersect_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_intersect
 PURPOSE
    Detect intersections in span trees
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_intersect_helper(space1, space2)
        H5S_t *space1;     IN: First dataspace to operate on span tree
        H5S_t *space2;     IN: Second dataspace to operate on span tree
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Quickly detect intersections between two span trees
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
htri_t 
H5S_hyper_intersect (H5S_t *space1, H5S_t *space2)
{
    htri_t ret_value=FAIL;      /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_intersect);

    /* Sanity check */
    assert(space1);
    assert(space2);

    /* Check that the space selections both have span trees */
    if(space1->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst==NULL ||
            space2->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_UNINITIALIZED, FAIL, "dataspace does not have span tree");

    /* Check that the dataspaces are both the same rank */
    if(space1->extent.u.simple.rank!=space2->extent.u.simple.rank)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_BADRANGE, FAIL, "dataspace ranks don't match");

    /* Perform the span-by-span intersection check */
    if((ret_value=H5S_hyper_intersect_helper(space1->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,space2->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst))<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_BADSELECT, FAIL, "can't perform hyperslab intersection check");

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_intersect() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_adjust_helper
 PURPOSE
    Helper routine to adjust offsets in span trees
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_adjust_helper(spans, offset)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;   IN: Span tree to operate with
        const hssize_t *offset;         IN: Offset to subtract
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Adjust the location of the spans in a span tree by subtracting an offset
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_adjust_helper (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, const hssize_t *offset)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;     /* Pointer to current span in span tree */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;   /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_adjust_helper);

    /* Sanity check */
    assert(spans);
    assert(offset);

    /* Check if we've already set this down span tree */
    if(spans->scratch!=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)~((size_t)NULL)) {
        /* Set the tree's scratch pointer */
        spans->scratch=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)~((size_t)NULL);

        /* Get the span lists for each span in this tree */
        span=spans->head;

        /* Iterate over the spans in tree */
        while(span!=NULL) {
            /* Adjust span offset */
            span->low-=*offset;
            assert(span->low>=0);
            span->high-=*offset;
            assert(span->high>=0);

            /* Recursively adjust spans in next dimension down */
            if(span->down!=NULL) {
                if(H5S_hyper_adjust_helper(span->down,offset+1)<0)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_BADSELECT, FAIL, "can't perform hyperslab adjustment");
            } /* end if */

            /* Advance to next span in this dimension */
            span=span->next;
        } /* end while */
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_adjust_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_adjust
 PURPOSE
    Adjust a hyperslab selection by subtracting an offset
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_adjust(space,offset)
        H5S_t *space;           IN/OUT: Pointer to dataspace to adjust
        const hssize_t *offset; IN: Offset to subtract
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Moves a hyperslab selection by subtracting an offset from it.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_adjust(H5S_t *space, const hssize_t *offset)
{
    unsigned u;                         /* Local index variable */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_adjust);

    assert(space);
    assert(offset);

    /* Subtract the offset from the "regular" coordinates, if they exist */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo) {
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].start-=offset[u];
            assert(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].start>=0);
        } /* end for */
    } /* end if */

    /* Subtract the offset from the span tree coordinates, if they exist */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst) {
        if(H5S_hyper_adjust_helper(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,offset)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_BADSELECT, FAIL, "can't perform hyperslab offset adjustment");

        /* Reset the scratch pointers for the next routine which needs them */
        if(H5S_hyper_span_scratch(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,NULL)==FAIL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "can't reset hyperslab scratch pointer");
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_adjust() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_move_helper
 PURPOSE
    Helper routine to move offset in span trees
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_move_helper(spans, offset)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;   IN: Span tree to operate with
        const hssize_t *offset;         IN: Offset to move to
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Adjust the location of the spans in a span tree by moving selection to an
    offset.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_move_helper (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans, const hssize_t *offset)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;     /* Pointer to current span in span tree */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;   /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_move_helper);

    /* Sanity check */
    assert(spans);
    assert(offset);

    /* Check if we've already set this down span tree */
    if(spans->scratch!=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)~((size_t)NULL)) {
        /* Set the tree's scratch pointer */
        spans->scratch=(H5S_hyper_span_info_t *)~((size_t)NULL);

        /* Get the span lists for each span in this tree */
        span=spans->head;

        /* Iterate over the spans in tree */
        while(span!=NULL) {
            /* Adjust span location */
            span->high=*offset+(span->high-span->low);
            assert(span->high>=0);
            span->low=*offset;
            assert(span->low>=0);

            /* Recursively move spans in next dimension down */
            if(span->down!=NULL) {
                if(H5S_hyper_move_helper(span->down,offset+1)<0)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_BADSELECT, FAIL, "can't perform hyperslab movement");
            } /* end if */

            /* Advance to next span in this dimension */
            span=span->next;
        } /* end while */
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_move_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_move
 PURPOSE
    Move a hyperslab selection by to an offset
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_move(space,offset)
        H5S_t *space;           IN/OUT: Pointer to dataspace to move
        const hssize_t *offset; IN: Offset to move to
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Moves a hyperslab selection to a new offset.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_move(H5S_t *space, const hssize_t *offset)
{
    unsigned u;                         /* Local index variable */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_move);

    assert(space);
    assert(offset);

    /* Move to the offset with the "regular" coordinates, if they exist */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo) {
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].start=offset[u];
            assert(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo[u].start>=0);
        } /* end for */
    } /* end if */

    /* Subtract the offset from the span tree coordinates, if they exist */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst) {
        if(H5S_hyper_move_helper(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,offset)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_BADSELECT, FAIL, "can't perform hyperslab offset movement");

        /* Reset the scratch pointers for the next routine which needs them */
        if(H5S_hyper_span_scratch(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,NULL)==FAIL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "can't reset hyperslab scratch pointer");
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_move() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_normalize_offset
 PURPOSE
    "Normalize" a hyperslab selection by adjusting it's coordinates by the
    amount of the selection offset.
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_normalize_offset(space)
        H5S_t *space;           IN/OUT: Pointer to dataspace to move
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Moves the hyperslab selection by the selection offset and then resets
    the selection offset to zeros.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_normalize_offset(H5S_t *space)
{
    unsigned u;                         /* Local index variable */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_normalize_offset);

    assert(space);

    /* Check if there is an offset currently */
    if(space->select.offset) {
        /* Invert the selection offset */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++)
            space->select.offset[u] =- space->select.offset[u];

        /* Call the existing 'adjust' routine */
        if(H5S_hyper_adjust(space, space->select.offset)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_BADSELECT, FAIL, "can't perform hyperslab normalization");

        /* Zero out the selection offset */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++)
            space->select.offset[u] = 0;
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_normalize_offset() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_append_span
 PURPOSE
    Create a new span and append to span list
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_append_span(prev_span, span_tree, low, high, down, next)
        H5S_hyper_span_t **prev_span;    IN/OUT: Pointer to previous span in list
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t **span_tree;  IN/OUT: Pointer to span tree to append to
        hssize_t low, high;         IN: Low and high bounds for new span node
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *down;     IN: Down span tree for new node
        H5S_hyper_span_t *next;     IN: Next span for new node
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Create a new span node and append to a span list.  Update the previous
    span in the list also.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_append_span (H5S_hyper_span_t **prev_span, H5S_hyper_span_info_t ** span_tree, hssize_t low, hssize_t high, H5S_hyper_span_info_t *down, H5S_hyper_span_t *next)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *new_span;
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_append_span);

    assert(prev_span);
    assert(span_tree);

    /* Check for adding first node to merged spans */
    if(*prev_span==NULL) {
        /* Allocate new span node to append to list */
        if((new_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(low,high,down,next))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
           
        /* Make first node in span list */

        /* Check that we haven't already allocated a span tree */
        assert(*span_tree==NULL);

        /* Allocate a new span_info node */
        if((*span_tree = H5FL_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_info_t))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
           
        /* Set the span tree's basic information */
        (*span_tree)->count=1;
        (*span_tree)->scratch=NULL;
        (*span_tree)->head=new_span;

        /* Update previous merged span */
        *prev_span=new_span;
    } /* end if */
    /* Merge or append to existing merged spans list */
    else {
        /* Check if span can just extend the previous merged span */
        if((((*prev_span)->high+1)==low) && 
                H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(down,(*prev_span)->down)==TRUE) {
            /* Extend previous merged span to include new high bound */
            (*prev_span)->high=high;
            (*prev_span)->nelem+=(high-low)+1;
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Allocate new span node to append to list */
            if((new_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(low,high,down,next))==NULL)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
           
            /* Check if there is actually a down span */
            if(new_span->down) {
                /* Check if the down spans for the new span node are the same as the previous span node */
                if(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(new_span->down,(*prev_span)->down)==TRUE) {
                    /* Release the down span for the new node */
                    H5S_hyper_free_span_info(new_span->down);

                    /* Point the new node's down span at the previous node's down span */
                    new_span->down=(*prev_span)->down;

                    /* Increment the reference count to the shared down span */
                    new_span->down->count++;
                } /* end if */
            } /* end if */

            /* Indicate elements from previous span */
            new_span->pstride=low-(*prev_span)->low;

            /* Append to end of merged spans list */
            (*prev_span)->next=new_span;
            *prev_span=new_span;
        } /* end else */
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_append_span() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_clip_spans
 PURPOSE
    Clip a new span tree against the current spans in the hyperslab selection
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_clip_spans(span_a, span_b, a_not_b, a_and_b, b_not_a)
        H5S_hyper_span_t *a_spans;    IN: Span tree 'a' to clip with.
        H5S_hyper_span_t *b_spans;    IN: Span tree 'b' to clip with.
        H5S_hyper_span_t **a_not_b;  OUT: Span tree of 'a' hyperslab spans which
                                            doesn't overlap with 'b' hyperslab
                                            spans.
        H5S_hyper_span_t **a_and_b;  OUT: Span tree of 'a' hyperslab spans which
                                            overlaps with 'b' hyperslab spans.
        H5S_hyper_span_t **b_not_a;  OUT: Span tree of 'b' hyperslab spans which
                                            doesn't overlap with 'a' hyperslab
                                            spans.
 RETURNS
    non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Clip one span tree ('a') against another span tree ('b').  Creates span
    trees for the area defined by the 'a' span tree which does not overlap the
    'b' span tree, the area defined by the overlap of the 'a' hyperslab span
    tree and the 'b' span tree, and the area defined by the 'b' hyperslab span
    tree which does not overlap the 'a' span tree.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_clip_spans (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *a_spans, H5S_hyper_span_info_t *b_spans,
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t **a_not_b, H5S_hyper_span_info_t **a_and_b,
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t **b_not_a)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span_a;   /* Pointer to a node in span tree 'a' */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span_b;   /* Pointer to a node in span tree 'b' */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *tmp_span; /* Temporary pointer to new span */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *last_a_not_b;   /* Pointer to previous node in span tree 'a_not_b' */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *last_a_and_b;   /* Pointer to previous node in span tree 'a_and_b' */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *last_b_not_a;   /* Pointer to previous node in span tree 'b_not_a' */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *down_a_not_b; /* Temporary pointer to a_not_b span tree of down spans for overlapping nodes */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *down_a_and_b; /* Temporary pointer to a_and_b span tree of down spans for overlapping nodes */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *down_b_not_a; /* Temporary pointer to b_and_a span tree of down spans for overlapping nodes */
    unsigned recover_a, recover_b;         /* Flags to indicate when to recover temporary spans */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_clip_spans);

    /* Check args */
    assert (a_spans);
    assert (b_spans);
    assert (a_not_b);
    assert (a_and_b);
    assert (b_not_a);

    /* Check if both span trees are not defined */
    if(a_spans==NULL && b_spans==NULL) {
        *a_not_b=NULL;
        *a_and_b=NULL;
        *b_not_a=NULL;
    } /* end if */
    /* If span 'a' is not defined, but 'b' is, copy 'b' and set the other return span trees to empty */
    else if(a_spans==NULL) {
        *a_not_b=NULL;
        *a_and_b=NULL;
        if((*b_not_a=H5S_hyper_copy_span(b_spans))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTCOPY, FAIL, "can't copy hyperslab span tree");
    } /* end if */
    /* If span 'b' is not defined, but 'a' is, copy 'a' and set the other return span trees to empty */
    else if(b_spans==NULL) {
        if((*a_not_b=H5S_hyper_copy_span(a_spans))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTCOPY, FAIL, "can't copy hyperslab span tree");
        *a_and_b=NULL;
        *b_not_a=NULL;
    } /* end if */
    /* If span 'a' and 'b' are both defined, calculate the proper span trees */
    else {
        /* Check if both span trees completely overlap */
        if(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(a_spans,b_spans)==TRUE) {
            *a_not_b=NULL;
            if((*a_and_b=H5S_hyper_copy_span(a_spans))==NULL)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTCOPY, FAIL, "can't copy hyperslab span tree");
            *b_not_a=NULL;
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Get the pointers to the new and old span lists */
            span_a=a_spans->head;
            span_b=b_spans->head;

            /* Set the pointer to the previous spans */
            last_a_not_b=NULL;
            last_a_and_b=NULL;
            last_b_not_a=NULL;

            /* No spans to recover yet */
            recover_a=recover_b=0;

            /* Work through the list of spans in the new list */
            while(span_a!=NULL && span_b!=NULL) {
                /* Check if span 'a' is completely before span 'b' */
                /*    AAAAAAA                            */
                /* <-----------------------------------> */
                /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
                if(span_a->high<span_b->low) {
                    /* Copy span 'a' and add to a_not_b list */

                    /* Merge/add span 'a' with/to a_not_b list */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_not_b,a_not_b,span_a->low,span_a->high,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Advance span 'a', leave span 'b' */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);
                } /* end if */
                /* Check if span 'a' overlaps only the lower bound */
                /*  of span 'b' , up to the upper bound of span 'b' */
                /*    AAAAAAAAAAAA                       */
                /* <-----------------------------------> */
                /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
                else if(span_a->low<span_b->low && (span_a->high>=span_b->low && span_a->high<=span_b->high)) {
                    /* Split span 'a' into two parts at the low bound of span 'b' */

                    /* Merge/add lower part of span 'a' with/to a_not_b list */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_not_b,a_not_b,span_a->low,span_b->low-1,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Check for overlaps between upper part of span 'a' and lower part of span 'b' */

                    /* Make certain both spans either have a down span or both don't have one */
                    assert((span_a->down!=NULL && span_b->down!=NULL) || (span_a->down==NULL && span_b->down==NULL));

                    /* If there are no down spans, just add the overlapping area to the a_and_b list */
                    if(span_a->down==NULL) {
                        /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_and_b list */
                        if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_and_b,a_and_b,span_b->low,span_a->high,NULL,NULL)==FAIL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                    } /* end if */
                    /* If there are down spans, check for the overlap in them and add to each appropriate list */
                    else {
                        /* NULL out the temporary pointers to clipped areas in down spans */
                        down_a_not_b=NULL;
                        down_a_and_b=NULL;
                        down_b_not_a=NULL;

                        /* Check for overlaps in the 'down spans' of span 'a' & 'b' */
                        if(H5S_hyper_clip_spans(span_a->down,span_b->down,&down_a_not_b,&down_a_and_b,&down_b_not_a)<0)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCLIP, FAIL, "can't clip hyperslab information");
                        
                        /* Check for additions to the a_not_b list */
                        if(down_a_not_b!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_not_b list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_not_b,a_not_b,span_b->low,span_a->high,down_a_not_b,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_a_not_b);
                        } /* end if */

                        /* Check for additions to the a_and_b list */
                        if(down_a_and_b!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_and_b list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_and_b,a_and_b,span_b->low,span_a->high,down_a_and_b,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_a_and_b);
                        } /* end if */

                        /* Check for additions to the b_not_a list */
                        if(down_b_not_a!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to b_not_a list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_b_not_a,b_not_a,span_b->low,span_a->high,down_b_not_a,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_b_not_a);
                        } /* end if */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Split off upper part of span 'b' at upper span of span 'a' */

                    /* Check if there is actually an upper part of span 'b' to split off */
                    if(span_a->high<span_b->high) {
                        /* Allocate new span node for upper part of span 'b' */
                        if((tmp_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(span_a->high+1,span_b->high,span_b->down,span_b->next))==NULL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                        /* Advance span 'a' */
                        H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);

                        /* Make upper part of span 'b' into new span 'b' */
                        H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,tmp_span);
                        recover_b=1;
                    } /* end if */
                    /* No upper part of span 'b' to split */
                    else {
                        /* Advance both 'a' and 'b' */
                        H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);
                        H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
                    } /* end else */
                } /* end if */
                /* Check if span 'a' overlaps the lower & upper bound */
                /*  of span 'b' */
                /*    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA              */
                /* <-----------------------------------> */
                /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
                else if(span_a->low<span_b->low && span_a->high>span_b->high) {
                    /* Split off lower part of span 'a' at lower span of span 'b' */

                    /* Merge/add lower part of span 'a' with/to a_not_b list */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_not_b,a_not_b,span_a->low,span_b->low-1,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Check for overlaps between middle part of span 'a' and span 'b' */

                    /* Make certain both spans either have a down span or both don't have one */
                    assert((span_a->down!=NULL && span_b->down!=NULL) || (span_a->down==NULL && span_b->down==NULL));

                    /* If there are no down spans, just add the overlapping area to the a_and_b list */
                    if(span_a->down==NULL) {
                        /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_and_b list */
                        if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_and_b,a_and_b,span_b->low,span_b->high,NULL,NULL)==FAIL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                    } /* end if */
                    /* If there are down spans, check for the overlap in them and add to each appropriate list */
                    else {
                        /* NULL out the temporary pointers to clipped areas in down spans */
                        down_a_not_b=NULL;
                        down_a_and_b=NULL;
                        down_b_not_a=NULL;

                        /* Check for overlaps in the 'down spans' of span 'a' & 'b' */
                        if(H5S_hyper_clip_spans(span_a->down,span_b->down,&down_a_not_b,&down_a_and_b,&down_b_not_a)<0)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCLIP, FAIL, "can't clip hyperslab information");
                        
                        /* Check for additions to the a_not_b list */
                        if(down_a_not_b!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_not_b list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_not_b,a_not_b,span_b->low,span_b->high,down_a_not_b,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_a_not_b);
                        } /* end if */

                        /* Check for additions to the a_and_b list */
                        if(down_a_and_b!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_and_b list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_and_b,a_and_b,span_b->low,span_b->high,down_a_and_b,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_a_and_b);
                        } /* end if */

                        /* Check for additions to the b_not_a list */
                        if(down_b_not_a!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to b_not_a list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_b_not_a,b_not_a,span_b->low,span_b->high,down_b_not_a,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_b_not_a);
                        } /* end if */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Split off upper part of span 'a' at upper span of span 'b' */

                    /* Allocate new span node for upper part of span 'a' */
                    if((tmp_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(span_b->high+1,span_a->high,span_a->down,span_a->next))==NULL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Make upper part of span 'a' the new span 'a' */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,tmp_span);
                    recover_a=1;

                    /* Advance span 'b' */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
                } /* end if */
                /* Check if span 'a' is entirely within span 'b' */
                /*                AAAAA                  */
                /* <-----------------------------------> */
                /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
                else if(span_a->low>=span_b->low && span_a->high<=span_b->high) {
                    /* Split off lower part of span 'b' at lower span of span 'a' */

                    /* Check if there is actually a lower part of span 'b' to split off */
                    if(span_a->low>span_b->low) {
                        /* Merge/add lower part of span 'b' with/to b_not_a list */
                        if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_b_not_a,b_not_a,span_b->low,span_a->low-1,span_b->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* Keep going, nothing to split off */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Check for overlaps between span 'a' and midle of span 'b' */

                    /* Make certain both spans either have a down span or both don't have one */
                    assert((span_a->down!=NULL && span_b->down!=NULL) || (span_a->down==NULL && span_b->down==NULL));

                    /* If there are no down spans, just add the overlapping area to the a_and_b list */
                    if(span_a->down==NULL) {
                        /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_and_b list */
                        if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_and_b,a_and_b,span_a->low,span_a->high,NULL,NULL)==FAIL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                    } /* end if */
                    /* If there are down spans, check for the overlap in them and add to each appropriate list */
                    else {
                        /* NULL out the temporary pointers to clipped areas in down spans */
                        down_a_not_b=NULL;
                        down_a_and_b=NULL;
                        down_b_not_a=NULL;

                        /* Check for overlaps in the 'down spans' of span 'a' & 'b' */
                        if(H5S_hyper_clip_spans(span_a->down,span_b->down,&down_a_not_b,&down_a_and_b,&down_b_not_a)<0)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCLIP, FAIL, "can't clip hyperslab information");
                        
                        /* Check for additions to the a_not_b list */
                        if(down_a_not_b!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_not_b list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_not_b,a_not_b,span_a->low,span_a->high,down_a_not_b,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_a_not_b);
                        } /* end if */

                        /* Check for additions to the a_and_b list */
                        if(down_a_and_b!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_and_b list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_and_b,a_and_b,span_a->low,span_a->high,down_a_and_b,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_a_and_b);
                        } /* end if */

                        /* Check for additions to the b_not_a list */
                        if(down_b_not_a!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to b_not_a list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_b_not_a,b_not_a,span_a->low,span_a->high,down_b_not_a,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_b_not_a);
                        } /* end if */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Check if there is actually an upper part of span 'b' to split off */
                    if(span_a->high<span_b->high) {
                        /* Split off upper part of span 'b' at upper span of span 'a' */

                        /* Allocate new span node for upper part of spans 'a' */
                        if((tmp_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(span_a->high+1,span_b->high,span_b->down,span_b->next))==NULL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                        /* And advance span 'a' */
                        H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);

                        /* Make upper part of span 'b' the new span 'b' */
                        H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,tmp_span);
                        recover_b=1;
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* Advance both span 'a' & span 'b' */
                        H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);
                        H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
                    } /* end else */
                } /* end if */
                /* Check if span 'a' overlaps only the upper bound */
                /*  of span 'b' */
                /*                AAAAAAAAAA             */
                /* <-----------------------------------> */
                /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
                else if((span_a->low>=span_b->low && span_a->low<=span_b->high) && span_a->high>span_b->high) {
                    /* Check if there is actually a lower part of span 'b' to split off */
                    if(span_a->low>span_b->low) {
                        /* Split off lower part of span 'b' at lower span of span 'a' */

                        /* Merge/add lower part of span 'b' with/to b_not_a list */
                        if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_b_not_a,b_not_a,span_b->low,span_a->low-1,span_b->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* Keep going, nothing to split off */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Check for overlaps between lower part of span 'a' and upper part of span 'b' */

                    /* Make certain both spans either have a down span or both don't have one */
                    assert((span_a->down!=NULL && span_b->down!=NULL) || (span_a->down==NULL && span_b->down==NULL));

                    /* If there are no down spans, just add the overlapping area to the a_and_b list */
                    if(span_a->down==NULL) {
                        /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_and_b list */
                        if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_and_b,a_and_b,span_a->low,span_b->high,NULL,NULL)==FAIL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                    } /* end if */
                    /* If there are down spans, check for the overlap in them and add to each appropriate list */
                    else {
                        /* NULL out the temporary pointers to clipped areas in down spans */
                        down_a_not_b=NULL;
                        down_a_and_b=NULL;
                        down_b_not_a=NULL;

                        /* Check for overlaps in the 'down spans' of span 'a' & 'b' */
                        if(H5S_hyper_clip_spans(span_a->down,span_b->down,&down_a_not_b,&down_a_and_b,&down_b_not_a)<0)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCLIP, FAIL, "can't clip hyperslab information");
                        
                        /* Check for additions to the a_not_b list */
                        if(down_a_not_b!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_not_b list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_not_b,a_not_b,span_a->low,span_b->high,down_a_not_b,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_a_not_b);
                        } /* end if */

                        /* Check for additions to the a_and_b list */
                        if(down_a_and_b!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to a_and_b list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_and_b,a_and_b,span_a->low,span_b->high,down_a_and_b,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_a_and_b);
                        } /* end if */

                        /* Check for additions to the b_not_a list */
                        if(down_b_not_a!=NULL) {
                            /* Merge/add overlapped part with/to b_not_a list */
                            if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_b_not_a,b_not_a,span_a->low,span_b->high,down_b_not_a,NULL)==FAIL)
                                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                            /* Release the down span tree generated */
                            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(down_b_not_a);
                        } /* end if */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Split off upper part of span 'a' at upper span of span 'b' */

                    /* Allocate new span node for upper part of span 'a' */
                    if((tmp_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(span_b->high+1,span_a->high,span_a->down,span_a->next))==NULL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Make upper part of span 'a' into new span 'a' */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,tmp_span);
                    recover_a=1;

                    /* Advance span 'b' */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
                } /* end if */
                /* span 'a' must be entirely above span 'b' */
                /*                         AAAAA         */
                /* <-----------------------------------> */
                /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
                else {
                    /* Copy span 'b' and add to b_not_a list */

                    /* Merge/add span 'b' with/to b_not_a list */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_b_not_a,b_not_a,span_b->low,span_b->high,span_b->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Advance span 'b', leave span 'a' */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
                } /* end else */
            } /* end while */

            /* Clean up 'a' spans which haven't been covered yet */
            if(span_a!=NULL && span_b==NULL) {
                while(span_a!=NULL) {
                    /* Copy span 'a' and add to a_not_b list */

                    /* Merge/add span 'a' with/to a_not_b list */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_a_not_b,a_not_b,span_a->low,span_a->high,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Advance to the next 'a' span */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);
                } /* end while */
            } /* end if */
            /* Clean up 'b' spans which haven't been covered yet */
            else if(span_a==NULL && span_b!=NULL) {
                while(span_b!=NULL) {
                    /* Copy span 'b' and add to b_not_a list */

                    /* Merge/add span 'b' with/to b_not_a list */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&last_b_not_a,b_not_a,span_b->low,span_b->high,span_b->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Advance to the next 'b' span */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
                } /* end while */
            } /* end if */
        } /* end else */
    } /* end else */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_clip_spans() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper
 PURPOSE
    Merge two hyperslab span tree together
 USAGE
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper(a_spans, b_spans)
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *a_spans; IN: First hyperslab spans to merge
                                                together
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *b_spans; IN: Second hyperslab spans to merge
                                                together
 RETURNS
    Pointer to span tree containing the merged spans on success, NULL on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Merge two sets of hyperslab spans together and return the span tree from
    the merged set.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static H5S_hyper_span_info_t *
H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *a_spans, H5S_hyper_span_info_t *b_spans)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *merged_spans=NULL; /* Pointer to the merged span tree */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *tmp_spans;   /* Pointer to temporary new span tree */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *tmp_span;         /* Pointer to temporary new span */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span_a;           /* Pointer to current span 'a' working on */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span_b;           /* Pointer to current span 'b' working on */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *prev_span_merge;  /* Pointer to previous merged span */
    unsigned recover_a, recover_b;         /* Flags to indicate when to recover temporary spans */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *ret_value;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper);

    /* Make certain both 'a' & 'b' spans have down span trees or neither does */
    assert((a_spans!=NULL && b_spans!=NULL) || (a_spans==NULL && b_spans==NULL));

    /* Check if the span trees for the 'a' span and the 'b' span are the same */
    if(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(a_spans,b_spans)==TRUE) {
        if(a_spans==NULL)
            merged_spans=NULL;
        else {
            /* Copy one of the span trees to return */
            if((merged_spans=H5S_hyper_copy_span(a_spans))==NULL)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTCOPY, NULL, "can't copy hyperslab span tree");
        } /* end else */
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Get the pointers to the 'a' and 'b' span lists */
        span_a=a_spans->head;
        span_b=b_spans->head;

        /* Set the pointer to the previous spans */
        prev_span_merge=NULL;

        /* No spans to recover yet */
        recover_a=recover_b=0;

        /* Work through the list of spans in the new list */
        while(span_a!=NULL && span_b!=NULL) {
            /* Check if the 'a' span is completely before 'b' span */
            /*    AAAAAAA                            */
            /* <-----------------------------------> */
            /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
            if(span_a->high<span_b->low) {
                /* Merge/add span 'a' with/to the merged spans */
                if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_a->low,span_a->high,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                /* Advance span 'a' */
                H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);
            } /* end if */
            /* Check if span 'a' overlaps only the lower bound */
            /*  of span 'b', up to the upper bound of span 'b' */
            /*    AAAAAAAAAAAA                       */
            /* <-----------------------------------> */
            /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
            else if(span_a->low<span_b->low && (span_a->high>=span_b->low && span_a->high<=span_b->high)) {
                /* Check if span 'a' and span 'b' down spans are equal */
                if(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(span_a->down,span_b->down)==TRUE) {
                    /* Merge/add copy of span 'a' with/to merged spans */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_a->low,span_a->high,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* Merge/add lower part of span 'a' with/to merged spans */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_a->low,span_b->low-1,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Get merged span tree for overlapped section */
                    tmp_spans=H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper(span_a->down,span_b->down);

                    /* Merge/add overlapped section to merged spans */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_b->low,span_a->high,tmp_spans,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Release merged span tree for overlapped section */
                    H5S_hyper_free_span_info(tmp_spans);
                } /* end else */

                /* Check if there is an upper part of span 'b' */
                if(span_a->high<span_b->high) {
                    /* Copy upper part of span 'b' as new span 'b' */

                    /* Allocate new span node to append to list */
                    if((tmp_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(span_a->high+1,span_b->high,span_b->down,span_b->next))==NULL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Advance span 'a' */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);

                    /* Set new span 'b' to tmp_span */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,tmp_span);
                    recover_b=1;
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* Advance both span 'a' & 'b' */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
                } /* end else */
            } /* end if */
            /* Check if span 'a' overlaps the lower & upper bound */
            /*  of span 'b' */
            /*    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA              */
            /* <-----------------------------------> */
            /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
            else if(span_a->low<span_b->low && span_a->high>span_b->high) {
                /* Check if span 'a' and span 'b' down spans are equal */
                if(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(span_a->down,span_b->down)==TRUE) {
                    /* Merge/add copy of lower & middle parts of span 'a' to merged spans */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_a->low,span_b->high,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* Merge/add lower part of span 'a' to merged spans */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_a->low,span_b->low-1,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Get merged span tree for overlapped section */
                    tmp_spans=H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper(span_a->down,span_b->down);

                    /* Merge/add overlapped section to merged spans */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_b->low,span_b->high,tmp_spans,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Release merged span tree for overlapped section */
                    H5S_hyper_free_span_info(tmp_spans);
                } /* end else */

                /* Copy upper part of span 'a' as new span 'a' (remember to free) */

                /* Allocate new span node to append to list */
                if((tmp_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(span_b->high+1,span_a->high,span_a->down,span_a->next))==NULL)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                /* Set new span 'a' to tmp_span */
                H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,tmp_span);
                recover_a=1;

                /* Advance span 'b' */
                H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
            } /* end if */
            /* Check if span 'a' is entirely within span 'b' */
            /*                AAAAA                  */
            /* <-----------------------------------> */
            /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
            else if(span_a->low>=span_b->low && span_a->high<=span_b->high) {
                /* Check if span 'a' and span 'b' down spans are equal */
                if(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(span_a->down,span_b->down)==TRUE) {
                    /* Merge/add copy of lower & middle parts of span 'b' to merged spans */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_b->low,span_a->high,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* Check if there is a lower part of span 'b' */
                    if(span_a->low>span_b->low) {
                        /* Merge/add lower part of span 'b' to merged spans */
                        if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_b->low,span_a->low-1,span_b->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* No lower part of span 'b' , keep going... */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Get merged span tree for overlapped section */
                    tmp_spans=H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper(span_a->down,span_b->down);

                    /* Merge/add overlapped section to merged spans */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_a->low,span_a->high,tmp_spans,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Release merged span tree for overlapped section */
                    H5S_hyper_free_span_info(tmp_spans);
                } /* end else */

                /* Check if there is an upper part of span 'b' */
                if(span_a->high<span_b->high) {
                    /* Copy upper part of span 'b' as new span 'b' (remember to free) */

                    /* Allocate new span node to append to list */
                    if((tmp_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(span_a->high+1,span_b->high,span_b->down,span_b->next))==NULL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Advance span 'a' */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);

                    /* Set new span 'b' to tmp_span */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,tmp_span);
                    recover_b=1;
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* Advance both spans */
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);
                    H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
                } /* end else */
            } /* end if */
            /* Check if span 'a' overlaps only the upper bound */
            /*  of span 'b' */
            /*                AAAAAAAAAA             */
            /* <-----------------------------------> */
            /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
            else if((span_a->low>=span_b->low && span_a->low<=span_b->high) && span_a->high>span_b->high) {
                /* Check if span 'a' and span 'b' down spans are equal */
                if(H5S_hyper_cmp_spans(span_a->down,span_b->down)==TRUE) {
                    /* Merge/add copy of span 'b' to merged spans if so */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_b->low,span_b->high,span_b->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* Check if there is a lower part of span 'b' */
                    if(span_a->low>span_b->low) {
                        /* Merge/add lower part of span 'b' to merged spans */
                        if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_b->low,span_a->low-1,span_b->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* No lower part of span 'b' , keep going... */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Get merged span tree for overlapped section */
                    tmp_spans=H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper(span_a->down,span_b->down);

                    /* Merge/add overlapped section to merged spans */
                    if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_a->low,span_b->high,tmp_spans,NULL)==FAIL)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                    /* Release merged span tree for overlapped section */
                    H5S_hyper_free_span_info(tmp_spans);
                } /* end else */

                /* Copy upper part of span 'a' as new span 'a' */

                /* Allocate new span node to append to list */
                if((tmp_span = H5S_hyper_new_span(span_b->high+1,span_a->high,span_a->down,span_a->next))==NULL)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                /* Set new span 'a' to tmp_span */
                H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,tmp_span);
                recover_a=1;

                /* Advance span 'b' */
                H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
            } /* end if */
            /* Span 'a' must be entirely above span 'b' */
            /*                         AAAAA         */
            /* <-----------------------------------> */
            /*             BBBBBBBBBB                */
            else {
                /* Merge/add span 'b' with the merged spans */
                if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_b->low,span_b->high,span_b->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                /* Advance span 'b' */
                H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
            } /* end else */
        } /* end while */

        /* Clean up 'a' spans which haven't been added to the list of merged spans */
        if(span_a!=NULL && span_b==NULL) {
            while(span_a!=NULL) {
                /* Merge/add all 'a' spans into the merged spans */
                if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_a->low,span_a->high,span_a->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                /* Advance to next 'a' span, until all processed */
                H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_a,&span_a,span_a->next);
            } /* end while */
        } /* end if */
        
        /* Clean up 'b' spans which haven't been added to the list of merged spans */
        if(span_a==NULL && span_b!=NULL) {
            while(span_b!=NULL) {
                /* Merge/add all 'b' spans into the merged spans */
                if(H5S_hyper_append_span(&prev_span_merge,&merged_spans,span_b->low,span_b->high,span_b->down,NULL)==FAIL)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

                /* Advance to next 'b' span, until all processed */
                H5S_hyper_recover_span(&recover_b,&span_b,span_b->next);
            } /* end while */
        } /* end if */
    } /* end else */

    /* Set return value */
    ret_value=merged_spans;

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_merge_spans
 PURPOSE
    Merge new hyperslab spans to existing hyperslab selection
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_merge_spans(space, new_spans)
        H5S_t *space;             IN: Dataspace to add new spans to hyperslab
                                        selection.
        H5S_hyper_span_t *new_spans;    IN: Span tree of new spans to add to
                                            hyperslab selection
 RETURNS
    non-negative on success, negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Add a set of hyperslab spans to an existing hyperslab selection.  The
    new spans are required to be non-overlapping with the existing spans in
    the dataspace's current hyperslab selection.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_merge_spans (H5S_t *space, H5S_hyper_span_info_t *new_spans)
{
    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_merge_spans);

    /* Check args */
    assert (space);
    assert (new_spans);

    /* If this is the first span tree in the hyperslab selection, just use it */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst==NULL) {
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=H5S_hyper_copy_span(new_spans);
    } /* end if */
    else {
        H5S_hyper_span_info_t *merged_spans;

        /* Get the merged spans */
        merged_spans=H5S_hyper_merge_spans_helper(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst, new_spans);

        /* Sanity checking since we started with some spans, we should still have some after the merge */
        assert(merged_spans);

        /* Free the previous spans */
        H5S_hyper_free_span_info(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);

        /* Point to the new merged spans */
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=merged_spans;
    } /* end else */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
}   /* H5S_hyper_merge_spans() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_spans_nelem
 PURPOSE
    Count the number of elements in a span tree
 USAGE
    hssize_t H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(spans)
        const H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans; IN: Hyperslan span tree to count elements of
 RETURNS
    Number of elements in span tree on success; negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Counts the number of elements described by the spans in a span tree.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static hssize_t
H5S_hyper_spans_nelem (H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;     /* Hyperslab span */
    hssize_t ret_value;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_spans_nelem);

    /* Count the number of elements in the span tree */
    if(spans==NULL)
        ret_value=0;
    else {
        span=spans->head;
        ret_value=0;
        while(span!=NULL) {
            /* If there are down spans, multiply the size of this span by the total down span elements */
            if(span->down!=NULL)
                ret_value+=span->nelem*H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(span->down);
            /* If there are no down spans, just count the elements in this span */
            else
                ret_value+=span->nelem;
            
            /* Advance to next span */
            span=span->next;
        } /* end while */
    } /* end else */

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_spans_nelem() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_make_spans
 PURPOSE
    Create a span tree
 USAGE
    H5S_hyper_span_t *H5S_hyper_make_spans(rank, start, stride, count, block)
        unsigned rank;               IN: # of dimensions of the space
        const hssize_t *start;    IN: Starting location of the hyperslabs
        const hsize_t *stride;    IN: Stride from the beginning of one block to
                                        the next
        const hsize_t *count;     IN: Number of blocks
        const hsize_t *block;     IN: Size of hyperslab block
 RETURNS
    Pointer to new span tree on success, NULL on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Generates a new span tree for the hyperslab parameters specified.
    Each span tree has a list of the elements spanned in each dimension, with
    each span node containing a pointer to the list of spans in the next
    dimension down.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static H5S_hyper_span_info_t *
H5S_hyper_make_spans (unsigned rank, const hssize_t *start, const hsize_t *stride,
    const hsize_t *count, const hsize_t *block)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *down;/* Pointer to spans in next dimension down */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;     /* New hyperslab span */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *last_span;/* Current position in hyperslab span list */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *head;     /* Head of new hyperslab span list */
    int i;                     /* Counters */
    unsigned u;                    /* Counters */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *ret_value;

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_make_spans);

    /* Check args */
    assert (rank>0);
    assert (start);
    assert (stride);
    assert (count);
    assert (block);

    /* Start creating spans in fastest changing dimension */
    down=NULL;
    for(i=(rank-1); i>=0; i--) {

        /* Start a new list in this dimension */
        head=last_span=NULL;

        /* Generate all the spans segments for this dimension */
        for(u=0; u<count[i]; u++) {
            /* Allocate a span node */
            if((span = H5FL_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_t))==NULL)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

            /* Set the span's basic information */
            span->low=start[i]+(stride[i]*u);
            span->high=span->low+(block[i]-1);
            span->nelem=block[i];
            span->pstride=stride[i];
            span->next=NULL;

            /* Append to the list of spans in this dimension */
            if(head==NULL)
                head=span;
            else
                last_span->next=span;
            
            /* Move current pointer */
            last_span=span;

            /* Set the information for the next dimension down's spans, if appropriate */
            if(down!=NULL) {
                span->down=down;
                down->count++;  /* Increment reference count for shared span */
            } /* end if */
            else {
                span->down=NULL;
            } /* end else */
        } /* end for */

        /* Allocate a span info node */
        if((down = H5FL_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_info_t))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

        /* Set the reference count */
        down->count=0;

        /* Reset the scratch pad space */
        down->scratch=0;

        /* Keep the pointer to the next dimension down's completed list */
        down->head=head;
    } /* end for */

    /* Indicate that there is a pointer to this tree */
    down->count=1;

    /* Success!  Return the head of the list in the slowest changing dimension */
    ret_value=down;

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_make_spans() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_can_rebuild
 PURPOSE
    Check if optimized hyperslab information can be recovered
 USAGE
    htri_t H5S_hyper_can_rebuild(space)
        const H5S_t *space;     IN: Dataspace to check
 RETURNS
    TRUE/FALSE on success, <0 on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Examine the span tree for a hyperslab selection and determine if it
    can be used to rebuild the start/stride/count/block information for
    the selection.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
    To be able to recover the optimized information, the span tree must conform
    to span tree able to be generated from a single H5S_SELECT_SET operation.

    This routine doesn't currently detect strided block situations.
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static htri_t
H5S_hyper_can_rebuild (const H5S_t *space)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;     /* Current hyperslab span */
    htri_t ret_value=TRUE;      /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_can_rebuild);

    /* Check args */
    assert (space);
    assert (space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);

    /* For each level of the span tree check that there is only one span at
     * that level.
     */
    span=space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst->head;
    while(span!=NULL) {
        if(span->next!=NULL)
            HGOTO_DONE(FALSE);
        if(span->down)
            span=span->down->head;
        else
            break;
    } /* end while */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_can_rebuild() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_rebuild
 PURPOSE
    Recover optimized hyperslab information from span tree
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_rebuild(space)
        H5S_t *space;     IN: Dataspace to rebuild optimized selection within
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Use the span tree information to recover the optimized form of a hyperslab
    selection.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
    The recovered optimized information will be similar to that generated from
    a single H5S_SELECT_SET operation.
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_rebuild (H5S_t *space)
{
    H5S_hyper_dim_t *diminfo;   /* Per-dimension info for the selection */
    H5S_hyper_dim_t *app_diminfo;   /* "Application view" per-dimension for the selection */
    H5S_hyper_span_t *span;     /* Current hyperslab span */
    unsigned curr_dim;          /* Current dimension being worked on */
    herr_t ret_value=SUCCEED;   /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_hyper_rebuild);

    /* Check args */
    assert (space);
    assert (space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst);

    /* Get head of span list */
    span=space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst->head;

    /* Protect against empty tree */
    if(span!=NULL) {
        /* Allocate space for the optimized hyperslab information */
        if((diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate per-dimension vector");

        /* Allocate space for the optimized hyperslab information */
        if((app_diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate per-dimension vector");

        /* Iterate down the span tree */
        curr_dim=0;
        while(span!=NULL) {
            /* Sanity check */
            assert(curr_dim<space->extent.u.simple.rank);

            /* Recover the optimized dimension information */
            app_diminfo[curr_dim].start = diminfo[curr_dim].start = span->low;
            app_diminfo[curr_dim].stride = diminfo[curr_dim].stride = 1;
            app_diminfo[curr_dim].count = diminfo[curr_dim].count = 1;
            app_diminfo[curr_dim].block = diminfo[curr_dim].block = (span->high-span->low)+1;
            assert(diminfo[curr_dim].block>0);

            /* Walk down the span tree */
            if(span->down) {
                span=span->down->head;
                curr_dim++;
            } /* end if */
            else
                break;
        } /* end while */

        /* Set the dataspace's pointers to the new optimized information */
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo = diminfo;
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo = app_diminfo;
    } /* end if */

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* H5S_hyper_rebuild() */

#ifndef NEW_HYPERSLAB_API

/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_generate_hyperlab
 *
 * Purpose: Generate hyperslab information from H5S_select_hyperslab()
 *
 * Return:  Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol (split from HS_select_hyperslab()).
 *              Tuesday, September 12, 2000
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static herr_t
H5S_generate_hyperslab (H5S_t *space, H5S_seloper_t op,
                  const hssize_t start[],
                  const hsize_t _stride[],
                  const hsize_t _count[],
                  const hsize_t _block[])
{
    hsize_t stride[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Optimized stride information */
    hsize_t count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Optimized count information */
    hsize_t block[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Optimized block information */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *new_spans=NULL;  /* Span tree for new hyperslab */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *a_not_b=NULL;    /* Span tree for hyperslab spans in old span tree and not in new span tree */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *a_and_b=NULL;    /* Span tree for hyperslab spans in both old and new span trees */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *b_not_a=NULL;    /* Span tree for hyperslab spans in new span tree and not in old span tree */
    hssize_t nelem;             /* Number of elements in hyperslab span tree */
    unsigned u;                    /* Counters */
    htri_t      status;         /* Status from internal calls */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_generate_hyperslab);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space);
    assert(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID);
    assert(start);
    assert(_stride);
    assert(_count);
    assert(_block);
    
    /* Optimize hyperslab selection to merge contiguous blocks */
    for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
        /* contiguous hyperslabs have the block size equal to the stride */
        if(_stride[u]==_block[u]) {
            count[u]=1;
            stride[u]=1;
            block[u]=_block[u]*_count[u];
        }
        else {
            if(_count[u]==1)
                stride[u]=1;
            else {
                assert(_stride[u]>_block[u]);
                stride[u]=_stride[u];
            } /* end else */
            count[u]=_count[u];
            block[u]=_block[u];
        } /* end if */
    } /* end for */

    /* Generate span tree for new hyperslab information */
    if((new_spans=H5S_hyper_make_spans(space->extent.u.simple.rank,start,stride,count,block))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't create hyperslab information");

    /* Generate list of blocks to add/remove based on selection operation */
    if(op==H5S_SELECT_SET) {
        /* Add new spans to current selection */
        if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(space,new_spans)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

        /* Set the number of elements in current selection */
        if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(new_spans))<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
        space->select.num_elem=nelem;
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Generate lists of spans which overlap and don't overlap */
        if(H5S_hyper_clip_spans(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,new_spans,&a_not_b,&a_and_b,&b_not_a)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCLIP, FAIL, "can't clip hyperslab information");

        switch(op) {
            case H5S_SELECT_OR:
                /* Add any new spans from b_not_a to current selection */
                if(b_not_a!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(space,b_not_a)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(b_not_a))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    space->select.num_elem+=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            case H5S_SELECT_AND:
                /* Free the current selection */
                if(H5S_hyper_free_span_info(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst)<0)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release hyperslab spans");
                space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=NULL;

                /* Reset the number of items in selection */
                space->select.num_elem=0;

                /* Check if there are any overlapped selections */
                if(a_and_b!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(space,a_and_b)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(a_and_b))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    space->select.num_elem=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            case H5S_SELECT_XOR:
                /* Free the current selection */
                if(H5S_hyper_free_span_info(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst)<0)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release hyperslab spans");
                space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=NULL;

                /* Reset the number of items in selection */
                space->select.num_elem=0;

                /* Check if there are any non-overlapped selections */
                if(a_not_b!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(space,a_not_b)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(a_not_b))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    space->select.num_elem=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                if(b_not_a!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(space,b_not_a)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(b_not_a))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    space->select.num_elem+=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            case H5S_SELECT_NOTB:
                /* Free the current selection */
                if(H5S_hyper_free_span_info(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst)<0)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release hyperslab spans");
                space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=NULL;

                /* Reset the number of items in selection */
                space->select.num_elem=0;

                /* Check if there are any non-overlapped selections */
                if(a_not_b!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(space,a_not_b)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(a_not_b))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    space->select.num_elem=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            case H5S_SELECT_NOTA:
                /* Free the current selection */
                if(H5S_hyper_free_span_info(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst)<0)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release hyperslab spans");
                space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=NULL;

                /* Reset the number of items in selection */
                space->select.num_elem=0;

                /* Check if there are any non-overlapped selections */
                if(b_not_a!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(space,b_not_a)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(b_not_a))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    space->select.num_elem=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            default:
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
        } /* end switch */

        /* Free the hyperslab trees generated from the clipping algorithm */
        if(a_not_b)
            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(a_not_b);
        if(a_and_b)
            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(a_and_b);
        if(b_not_a)
            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(b_not_a);

        /* Check if the resulting hyperslab span tree is empty */
        if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst==NULL) {
            H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;     /* Empty hyperslab span tree */

            /* Sanity check */
            assert(space->select.num_elem==0);

            /* Allocate a span info node */
            if((spans = H5FL_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_info_t))==NULL)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

            /* Set the reference count */
            spans->count=1;

            /* Reset the scratch pad space */
            spans->scratch=0;

            /* Set to empty tree */
            spans->head=NULL;

            /* Set pointer to empty span tree */
            space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=spans;
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Check if the resulting hyperslab span tree can be used to re-build
             * "optimized" start/stride/count/block information.
             */
            status=H5S_hyper_can_rebuild(space);
            if(status<0)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't check for rebuilding hyperslab info");
            if(status>0)
                if(H5S_hyper_rebuild(space)<0)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't rebuild hyperslab info");
        } /* end else */
    } /* end else */

done:
    /* Free the new spans */
    if(new_spans!=NULL)
        if(H5S_hyper_free_span_info(new_spans)<0)
            HDONE_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release temporary hyperslab spans");

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
} /* end H5S_generate_hyperslab() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_select_hyperslab
 *
 * Purpose: Internal version of H5Sselect_hyperslab().
 *
 * Return:  Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Wednesday, January 10, 2001
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
herr_t
H5S_select_hyperslab (H5S_t *space, H5S_seloper_t op,
                  const hssize_t start[],
                  const hsize_t *stride,
                  const hsize_t count[],
                  const hsize_t *block)
{
    hsize_t *_stride=NULL;      /* Stride array */
    hsize_t *_block=NULL;       /* Block size array */
    unsigned u;                    /* Counters */
    H5S_hyper_dim_t *diminfo; /* per-dimension info for the selection */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI(H5S_select_hyperslab, FAIL);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space);
    assert(start);
    assert(count);
    assert(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID);
    
    /* Fill in the correct stride values */
    if(stride==NULL) {
        hsize_t fill=1;

        /* Allocate temporary buffer */
        if ((_stride=H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "memory allocation failed for stride buffer");
        H5V_array_fill(_stride,&fill,sizeof(hssize_t),space->extent.u.simple.rank);
        stride = _stride;
    }

    /* Fill in the correct block values */
    if(block==NULL) {
        hsize_t fill=1;

        /* Allocate temporary buffer */
        if ((_block=H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "memory allocation failed for stride buffer");
        H5V_array_fill(_block,&fill,sizeof(hssize_t),space->extent.u.simple.rank);
        block = _block;
    }

    /* Fixup operation for non-hyperslab selections */
    switch(space->select.type) {
        case H5S_SEL_NONE:   /* No elements selected in dataspace */
            switch(op) {
                case H5S_SELECT_SET:   /* Select "set" operation */
                    /* Change "none" selection to hyperslab selection */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_OR:    /* Binary "or" operation for hyperslabs */
                case H5S_SELECT_XOR:   /* Binary "xor" operation for hyperslabs */
                case H5S_SELECT_NOTA:  /* Binary "B not A" operation for hyperslabs */
                    op=H5S_SELECT_SET; /* Maps to "set" operation when applied to "none" selection */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_AND:   /* Binary "and" operation for hyperslabs */
                case H5S_SELECT_NOTB:  /* Binary "A not B" operation for hyperslabs */
                    HGOTO_DONE(SUCCEED);        /* Selection stays "none" */

                default:
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
            } /* end switch */
            break;

        case H5S_SEL_ALL:    /* All elements selected in dataspace */
            switch(op) {
                case H5S_SELECT_SET:   /* Select "set" operation */
                    /* Change "all" selection to hyperslab selection */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_OR:    /* Binary "or" operation for hyperslabs */
                    HGOTO_DONE(SUCCEED);        /* Selection stays "all" */

                case H5S_SELECT_AND:   /* Binary "and" operation for hyperslabs */
                    op=H5S_SELECT_SET; /* Maps to "set" operation when applied to "none" selection */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_XOR:   /* Binary "xor" operation for hyperslabs */
                case H5S_SELECT_NOTB:  /* Binary "A not B" operation for hyperslabs */
                    /* Convert current "all" selection to "real" hyperslab selection */
                    /* Then allow operation to proceed */
                    {
                        hssize_t tmp_start[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Temporary start information */
                        hsize_t tmp_stride[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Temporary stride information */
                        hsize_t tmp_count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Temporary count information */
                        hsize_t tmp_block[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Temporary block information */

                        /* Fill in temporary information for the dimensions */
                        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
                            tmp_start[u]=0;
                            tmp_stride[u]=1;
                            tmp_count[u]=1;
                            tmp_block[u]=space->extent.u.simple.size[u];
                        } /* end for */

                        /* Convert to hyperslab selection */
                        if(H5S_select_hyperslab(space,H5S_SELECT_SET,tmp_start,tmp_stride,tmp_count,tmp_block)<0)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTDELETE, FAIL, "can't convert selection");
                    } /* end case */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_NOTA:  /* Binary "B not A" operation for hyperslabs */
                    /* Convert to "none" selection */
                    if(H5S_select_none(space)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTDELETE, FAIL, "can't convert selection");
                    HGOTO_DONE(SUCCEED);

                default:
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
            } /* end switch */
            break;

        case H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS:
            /* Hyperslab operation on hyperslab selection, OK */
            break;

        case H5S_SEL_POINTS: /* Can't combine hyperslab operations and point selections currently */
            if(op==H5S_SELECT_SET)      /* Allow only "set" operation to proceed */
                break;
            /* Else fall through to error */

        default:
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
    } /* end switch */

    if(op==H5S_SELECT_SET) {
        /*
         * Check for overlapping hyperslab blocks in new selection.
         */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            if(count[u]>1 && stride[u]<block[u])
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "hyperslab blocks overlap");
        } /* end for */

        /* If we are setting a new selection, remove current selection first */
        if((*space->select.release)(space)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTDELETE, FAIL, "can't release hyperslab");

        /* Copy all the application per-dimension selection info into the space descriptor */
        if((diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate per-dimension vector");
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            diminfo[u].start = start[u];
            diminfo[u].stride = stride[u];
            diminfo[u].count = count[u];
            diminfo[u].block = block[u];
        } /* end for */
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo = diminfo;

        /* Allocate room for the optimized per-dimension selection info */
        if((diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate per-dimension vector");

        /* Optimize the hyperslab selection to detect contiguously selected block/stride information */
        /* Modify the stride, block & count for contiguous hyperslab selections */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            /* Starting location doesn't get optimized */
            diminfo[u].start = start[u];

            /* contiguous hyperslabs have the block size equal to the stride */
            if(stride[u]==block[u]) {
                diminfo[u].stride=1;
                diminfo[u].count=1;
                diminfo[u].block=count[u]*block[u];
            } /* end if */
            else {
                if(count[u]==1)
                    diminfo[u].stride=1;
                else {
                    assert(stride[u]>block[u]);
                    diminfo[u].stride=stride[u];
                } /* end else */
                diminfo[u].count=count[u];
                diminfo[u].block=block[u];
            } /* end else */
        } /* end for */
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo = diminfo;

        /* Build the hyperslab information also */
        if(H5S_generate_hyperslab (space, H5S_SELECT_SET, start, stride, count, block)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't generate hyperslabs");
    } /* end if */
    else if(op>=H5S_SELECT_OR && op<=H5S_SELECT_NOTA) {
        /* Sanity check */
        assert(space->select.type==H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS);

        /* Is this the first operation? */
        if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL) {
            /* Remove the 'diminfo' information, since we're adding to it */
            H5FL_ARR_FREE(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo);
            space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo = NULL;

            /* Remove the 'app_diminfo' information also, since we're adding to it */
            H5FL_ARR_FREE(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo);
            space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo = NULL;
        } /* end if */

        /* Add in the new hyperslab information */
        if(H5S_generate_hyperslab (space, op, start, stride, count, block)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't generate hyperslabs");
    } /* end if */
    else
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");

    /* Set selection type */
    space->select.type=H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS;

    /* Set selection methods */
    space->select.get_seq_list=H5S_hyper_get_seq_list;
    space->select.get_npoints=H5S_hyper_npoints;
    space->select.release=H5S_hyper_release;
    space->select.is_valid=H5S_hyper_is_valid;
    space->select.serial_size=H5S_hyper_serial_size;
    space->select.serialize=H5S_hyper_serialize;
    space->select.bounds=H5S_hyper_bounds;
    space->select.is_contiguous=H5S_hyper_is_contiguous;
    space->select.is_single=H5S_hyper_is_single;
    space->select.is_regular=H5S_hyper_is_regular;
    space->select.iter_init=H5S_hyper_iter_init;

done:
    if(_stride!=NULL)
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,_stride);
    if(_block!=NULL)
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,_block);
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* end H5S_select_hyperslab() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5Sselect_hyperslab
 PURPOSE
    Specify a hyperslab to combine with the current hyperslab selection
 USAGE
    herr_t H5Sselect_hyperslab(dsid, op, start, stride, count, block)
        hid_t dsid;             IN: Dataspace ID of selection to modify
        H5S_seloper_t op;       IN: Operation to perform on current selection
        const hssize_t *start;        IN: Offset of start of hyperslab
        const hssize_t *stride;       IN: Hyperslab stride
        const hssize_t *count;        IN: Number of blocks included in hyperslab
        const hssize_t *block;        IN: Size of block in hyperslab
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Combines a hyperslab selection with the current selection for a dataspace.
    If the current selection is not a hyperslab, it is freed and the hyperslab
    parameters passed in are combined with the H5S_SEL_ALL hyperslab (ie. a
    selection composing the entire current extent).  If STRIDE or BLOCK is
    NULL, they are assumed to be set to all '1'.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5Sselect_hyperslab(hid_t space_id, H5S_seloper_t op, const hssize_t start[],
         const hsize_t stride[], const hsize_t count[], const hsize_t block[])
{
    H5S_t   *space = NULL;  /* Dataspace to modify selection of */
    unsigned u;                 /* Local index variable */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_API(H5Sselect_hyperslab, FAIL);
    H5TRACE6("e","iSs*Hs*h*h*h",space_id,op,start,stride,count,block);

    /* Check args */
    if (NULL == (space=H5I_object_verify(space_id, H5I_DATASPACE)))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a data space");
    if (H5S_SCALAR==H5S_get_simple_extent_type(space))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "hyperslab doesn't support H5S_SCALAR space");
    if(start==NULL || count==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "hyperslab not specified");
    if(!(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
    if(stride!=NULL) {
        /* Check for 0-sized strides */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            if(stride[u]==0)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "invalid stride==0 value");
        } /* end for */
        if(block!=NULL) {
            /* Check for strides smaller than blocks */
            for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
                if(count[u]>1 && stride[u]<block[u])
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "invalid stride<block value");
            } /* end for */
        } /* end if */
    } /* end if */

    if (H5S_select_hyperslab(space, op, start, stride, count, block)<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINIT, FAIL, "unable to set hyperslab selection");

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_API(ret_value);
} /* end H5Sselect_hyperslab() */
#else /* NEW_HYPERSLAB_API */ /* Works */

/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_operate_hyperslab
 *
 * Purpose: Combines two hyperslabs with an operation, putting the
 *              result into a third hyperslab selection
 *
 * Return:  non-negative on success/NULL on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Tuesday, October 30, 2001
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static herr_t
H5S_operate_hyperslab (H5S_t *result, H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans1, H5S_seloper_t op, H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans2)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *a_not_b=NULL;    /* Span tree for hyperslab spans in old span tree and not in new span tree */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *a_and_b=NULL;    /* Span tree for hyperslab spans in both old and new span trees */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *b_not_a=NULL;    /* Span tree for hyperslab spans in new span tree and not in old span tree */
    hssize_t nelem;             /* Number of elements in hyperslab span tree */
    htri_t      status;         /* Status from internal calls */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_operate_hyperslab);

    /* Check args */
    assert(result);
    assert(spans2);
    assert(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID);
    
    /* Free the current selection for the result space */
    if((*result->select.release)(result)<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTDELETE, FAIL, "can't release result selection");

    /* Just copy the selection from spans2 if we are setting the selection */
    /* ('space1' to 'result' aliasing happens at the next layer up) */
    if(op==H5S_SELECT_SET) {
        if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(result,spans2)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

        /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
        if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(spans2))<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
        result->select.num_elem=nelem;
    } /* end if */
    else {
        assert(spans1);

        /* Generate lists of spans which overlap and don't overlap */
        if(H5S_hyper_clip_spans(spans1,spans2,&a_not_b,&a_and_b,&b_not_a)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCLIP, FAIL, "can't clip hyperslab information");

        /* Switch on the operation */
        switch(op) {
            case H5S_SELECT_OR:
                /* Copy spans from spans1 to current selection */
                if(spans1!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(result,spans1)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(spans1))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    result->select.num_elem=nelem;
                } /* end if */

                /* Add any new spans from spans2 to current selection */
                if(b_not_a!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(result,b_not_a)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(b_not_a))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    result->select.num_elem+=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            case H5S_SELECT_AND:
                /* Check if there are any overlapped selections */
                if(a_and_b!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(result,a_and_b)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(a_and_b))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    result->select.num_elem=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            case H5S_SELECT_XOR:
                /* Check if there are any non-overlapped selections */
                if(a_not_b!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(result,a_not_b)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(a_not_b))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    result->select.num_elem=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                if(b_not_a!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(result,b_not_a)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(b_not_a))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    result->select.num_elem+=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            case H5S_SELECT_NOTB:
                /* Check if there are any non-overlapped selections */
                if(a_not_b!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(result,a_not_b)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(a_not_b))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    result->select.num_elem=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            case H5S_SELECT_NOTA:
                /* Check if there are any non-overlapped selections */
                if(b_not_a!=NULL) {
                    if(H5S_hyper_merge_spans(result,b_not_a)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't insert hyperslabs");

                    /* Update the number of elements in current selection */
                    if((nelem=H5S_hyper_spans_nelem(b_not_a))<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't count hyperslab span elements");
                    result->select.num_elem=nelem;
                } /* end if */
                break;

            default:
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
        } /* end switch */

        /* Free the hyperslab trees generated from the clipping algorithm */
        if(a_not_b)
            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(a_not_b);
        if(a_and_b)
            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(a_and_b);
        if(b_not_a)
            H5S_hyper_free_span_info(b_not_a);

        /* Check if the resulting hyperslab span tree is empty */
        if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst==NULL) {
            H5S_hyper_span_info_t *spans;     /* Empty hyperslab span tree */

            /* Sanity check */
            assert(space->select.num_elem==0);

            /* Allocate a span info node */
            if((spans = H5FL_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_span_info_t))==NULL)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, NULL, "can't allocate hyperslab span");

            /* Set the reference count */
            spans->count=1;

            /* Reset the scratch pad space */
            spans->scratch=0;

            /* Set to empty tree */
            spans->head=NULL;

            /* Set pointer to empty span tree */
            space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst=spans;
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Check if the resulting hyperslab span tree can be used to re-build
             * "optimized" start/stride/count/block information.
             */
            status=H5S_hyper_can_rebuild(result);
            if(status<0)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't check for rebuilding hyperslab info");
            if(status>0)
                if(H5S_hyper_rebuild(result)<0)
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCOUNT, FAIL, "can't rebuild hyperslab info");
        } /* end else */
    } /* end else */

    /* Set selection type */
    result->select.type=H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS;

    /* Set selection methods */
    result->select.get_seq_list=H5S_hyper_get_seq_list;
    result->select.get_npoints=H5S_hyper_npoints;
    result->select.release=H5S_hyper_release;
    result->select.is_valid=H5S_hyper_is_valid;
    result->select.serial_size=H5S_hyper_serial_size;
    result->select.serialize=H5S_hyper_serialize;
    result->select.bounds=H5S_hyper_bounds;
    result->select.is_contiguous=H5S_hyper_is_contiguous;
    result->select.is_single=H5S_hyper_is_single;
    result->select.is_regular=H5S_hyper_is_regular;
    result->select.iter_init=H5S_hyper_iter_init;

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* end H5S_operate_hyperslab() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_generate_hyperlab
 *
 * Purpose: Generate hyperslab information from H5S_select_hyperslab()
 *
 * Return:  Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol (split from HS_select_hyperslab()).
 *              Tuesday, September 12, 2000
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static herr_t
H5S_generate_hyperslab (H5S_t *space, H5S_seloper_t op,
                  const hssize_t start[],
                  const hsize_t _stride[],
                  const hsize_t _count[],
                  const hsize_t _block[])
{
    hsize_t stride[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Optimized stride information */
    hsize_t count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Optimized count information */
    hsize_t block[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Optimized block information */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *new_spans=NULL;   /* Span tree for new hyperslab */
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *tmp_spans=NULL;   /* Temporary copy of selection */
    unsigned u;                 /* Counters */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_generate_hyperslab);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space);
    assert(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID);
    assert(start);
    assert(_stride);
    assert(_count);
    assert(_block);
    
    /* Optimize hyperslab selection to merge contiguous blocks */
    for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
        /* contiguous hyperslabs have the block size equal to the stride */
        if(_stride[u]==_block[u]) {
            count[u]=1;
            stride[u]=1;
            block[u]=_block[u]*_count[u];
        }
        else {
            if(_count[u]==1)
                stride[u]=1;
            else {
                assert(_stride[u]>_block[u]);
                stride[u]=_stride[u];
            } /* end else */
            count[u]=_count[u];
            block[u]=_block[u];
        } /* end if */
    } /* end for */

    /* Generate span tree for new hyperslab information */
    if((new_spans=H5S_hyper_make_spans(space->extent.u.simple.rank,start,stride,count,block))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't create hyperslab information");

    /* Copy the original dataspace */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst!=NULL)
        if (NULL==(tmp_spans=H5S_hyper_copy_span(space->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst)))
            HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINIT, FAIL, "unable to copy data space");

    /* Combine tmp_space (really space) & new_space, with the result in space */
    if(H5S_operate_hyperslab(space,tmp_spans,op,new_spans)<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCLIP, FAIL, "can't clip hyperslab information");

done:
    /* Free temporary data structures */
    if(tmp_spans!=NULL)
        if(H5S_hyper_free_span_info(tmp_spans)<0)
            HDONE_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release temporary hyperslab spans");
    if(new_spans!=NULL)
        if(H5S_hyper_free_span_info(new_spans)<0)
            HDONE_ERROR(H5E_INTERNAL, H5E_CANTFREE, FAIL, "failed to release temporary hyperslab spans");

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
} /* end H5S_generate_hyperslab() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_select_hyperslab
 *
 * Purpose: Internal version of H5Sselect_hyperslab().
 *
 * Return:  Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Wednesday, January 10, 2001
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
herr_t
H5S_select_hyperslab (H5S_t *space, H5S_seloper_t op,
                  const hssize_t start[],
                  const hsize_t *stride,
                  const hsize_t count[],
                  const hsize_t *block)
{
    hsize_t *_stride=NULL;      /* Stride array */
    hsize_t *_block=NULL;       /* Block size array */
    unsigned u;                    /* Counters */
    H5S_hyper_dim_t *diminfo; /* per-dimension info for the selection */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI (H5S_select_hyperslab, FAIL);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space);
    assert(start);
    assert(count);
    assert(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID);
    
    /* Fill in the correct stride values */
    if(stride==NULL) {
        hsize_t fill=1;

        /* Allocate temporary buffer */
        if ((_stride=H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "memory allocation failed for stride buffer");
        H5V_array_fill(_stride,&fill,sizeof(hssize_t),space->extent.u.simple.rank);
        stride = _stride;
    } /* end if */

    /* Fill in the correct block values */
    if(block==NULL) {
        hsize_t fill=1;

        /* Allocate temporary buffer */
        if ((_block=H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(hsize_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "memory allocation failed for stride buffer");
        H5V_array_fill(_block,&fill,sizeof(hssize_t),space->extent.u.simple.rank);
        block = _block;
    } /* end if */

    /* Fixup operation for non-hyperslab selections */
    switch(space->select.type) {
        case H5S_SEL_NONE:   /* No elements selected in dataspace */
            switch(op) {
                case H5S_SELECT_SET:   /* Select "set" operation */
                    /* Change "none" selection to hyperslab selection */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_OR:    /* Binary "or" operation for hyperslabs */
                case H5S_SELECT_XOR:   /* Binary "xor" operation for hyperslabs */
                case H5S_SELECT_NOTA:  /* Binary "B not A" operation for hyperslabs */
                    op=H5S_SELECT_SET; /* Maps to "set" operation when applied to "none" selection */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_AND:   /* Binary "and" operation for hyperslabs */
                case H5S_SELECT_NOTB:  /* Binary "A not B" operation for hyperslabs */
                    HGOTO_DONE(SUCCEED);        /* Selection stays "none" */

                default:
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
            } /* end switch */
            break;

        case H5S_SEL_ALL:    /* All elements selected in dataspace */
            switch(op) {
                case H5S_SELECT_SET:   /* Select "set" operation */
                    /* Change "all" selection to hyperslab selection */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_OR:    /* Binary "or" operation for hyperslabs */
                    HGOTO_DONE(SUCCEED);        /* Selection stays "all" */

                case H5S_SELECT_AND:   /* Binary "and" operation for hyperslabs */
                    op=H5S_SELECT_SET; /* Maps to "set" operation when applied to "none" selection */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_XOR:   /* Binary "xor" operation for hyperslabs */
                case H5S_SELECT_NOTB:  /* Binary "A not B" operation for hyperslabs */
                    /* Convert current "all" selection to "real" hyperslab selection */
                    /* Then allow operation to proceed */
                    {
                        hssize_t tmp_start[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Temporary start information */
                        hsize_t tmp_stride[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];   /* Temporary stride information */
                        hsize_t tmp_count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Temporary count information */
                        hsize_t tmp_block[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Temporary block information */

                        /* Fill in temporary information for the dimensions */
                        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
                            tmp_start[u]=0;
                            tmp_stride[u]=1;
                            tmp_count[u]=1;
                            tmp_block[u]=space->extent.u.simple.size[u];
                        } /* end for */

                        /* Convert to hyperslab selection */
                        if(H5S_select_hyperslab(space,H5S_SELECT_SET,tmp_start,tmp_stride,tmp_count,tmp_block)<0)
                            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTDELETE, FAIL, "can't convert selection");
                    } /* end case */
                    break;

                case H5S_SELECT_NOTA:  /* Binary "B not A" operation for hyperslabs */
                    /* Convert to "none" selection */
                    if(H5S_select_none(space)<0)
                        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTDELETE, FAIL, "can't convert selection");
                    HGOTO_DONE(SUCCEED);

                default:
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
            } /* end switch */
            break;

        case H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS:
            /* Hyperslab operation on hyperslab selection, OK */
            break;

        case H5S_SEL_POINTS: /* Can't combine hyperslab operations and point selections currently */
            if(op==H5S_SELECT_SET)      /* Allow only "set" operation to proceed */
                break;
            /* Else fall through to error */

        default:
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
    } /* end switch */


    if(op==H5S_SELECT_SET) {
        /*
         * Check for overlapping hyperslab blocks in new selection.
         */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            if(count[u]>1 && stride[u]<block[u])
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "hyperslab blocks overlap");
        } /* end for */

        /* If we are setting a new selection, remove current selection first */
        if((*space->select.release)(space)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTDELETE, FAIL, "can't release hyperslab");

        /* Copy all the application per-dimension selection info into the space descriptor */
        if((diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate per-dimension vector");
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            diminfo[u].start = start[u];
            diminfo[u].stride = stride[u];
            diminfo[u].count = count[u];
            diminfo[u].block = block[u];
        } /* end for */
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo = diminfo;

        /* Allocate room for the optimized per-dimension selection info */
        if((diminfo = H5FL_ARR_MALLOC(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->extent.u.simple.rank))==NULL)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_RESOURCE, H5E_NOSPACE, FAIL, "can't allocate per-dimension vector");

        /* Optimize the hyperslab selection to detect contiguously selected block/stride information */
        /* Modify the stride, block & count for contiguous hyperslab selections */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            /* Starting location doesn't get optimized */
            diminfo[u].start = start[u];

            /* contiguous hyperslabs have the block size equal to the stride */
            if(stride[u]==block[u]) {
                diminfo[u].stride=1;
                diminfo[u].count=1;
                diminfo[u].block=count[u]*block[u];
            } /* end if */
            else {
                if(count[u]==1)
                    diminfo[u].stride=1;
                else {
                    assert(stride[u]>block[u]);
                    diminfo[u].stride=stride[u];
                } /* end else */
                diminfo[u].count=count[u];
                diminfo[u].block=block[u];
            } /* end else */
        } /* end for */
        space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo = diminfo;

        /* Build the hyperslab information also */
        if(H5S_generate_hyperslab (space, H5S_SELECT_SET, start, stride, count, block)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't generate hyperslabs");
    } /* end if */
    else if(op>=H5S_SELECT_OR && op<=H5S_SELECT_NOTA) {
        /* Sanity check */
        assert(space->select.type==H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS);

        /* Is this the first 'or' operation? */
        if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo != NULL) {
            /* Remove the 'diminfo' information, since we're adding to it */
            H5FL_ARR_FREE(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo);
            space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo = NULL;

            /* Remove the 'app_diminfo' information also, since we're adding to it */
            H5FL_ARR_FREE(H5S_hyper_dim_t,space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo);
            space->select.sel_info.hslab.app_diminfo = NULL;
        } /* end if */

        /* Add in the new hyperslab information */
        if(H5S_generate_hyperslab (space, op, start, stride, count, block)<0)
            HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINSERT, FAIL, "can't generate hyperslabs");
    } /* end if */
    else
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");

done:
    if(_stride!=NULL)
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,_stride);
    if(_block!=NULL)
        H5FL_ARR_FREE(hsize_t,_block);
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* end H5S_select_hyperslab() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5Sselect_hyperslab
 PURPOSE
    Specify a hyperslab to combine with the current hyperslab selection
 USAGE
    herr_t H5Sselect_hyperslab(dsid, op, start, stride, count, block)
        hid_t dsid;             IN: Dataspace ID of selection to modify
        H5S_seloper_t op;       IN: Operation to perform on current selection
        const hssize_t *start;        IN: Offset of start of hyperslab
        const hssize_t *stride;       IN: Hyperslab stride
        const hssize_t *count;        IN: Number of blocks included in hyperslab
        const hssize_t *block;        IN: Size of block in hyperslab
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Combines a hyperslab selection with the current selection for a dataspace.
    If the current selection is not a hyperslab, it is freed and the hyperslab
    parameters passed in are combined with the H5S_SEL_ALL hyperslab (ie. a
    selection composing the entire current extent).  If STRIDE or BLOCK is
    NULL, they are assumed to be set to all '1'.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5Sselect_hyperslab(hid_t space_id, H5S_seloper_t op, const hssize_t start[],
         const hsize_t stride[], const hsize_t count[], const hsize_t block[])
{
    H5S_t   *space = NULL;  /* Dataspace to modify selection of */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_API(H5Sselect_hyperslab, FAIL);
    H5TRACE6("e","iSs*Hs*h*h*h",space_id,op,start,stride,count,block);

    /* Check args */
    if (NULL == (space=H5I_object_verify(space_id, H5I_DATASPACE)))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a data space");
    if (H5S_SCALAR==H5S_get_simple_extent_type(space))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "hyperslab doesn't support H5S_SCALAR space");
    if(start==NULL || count==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "hyperslab not specified");
    if(!(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");
    if(stride!=NULL) {
        /* Check for 0-sized strides */
        for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
            if(stride[u]==0)
                HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "invalid stride==0 value");
        } /* end for */
        if(block!=NULL) {
            /* Check for strides smaller than blocks */
            for(u=0; u<space->extent.u.simple.rank; u++) {
                if(count[u]>1 && stride[u]<block[u])
                    HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "invalid stride<block value");
            } /* end for */
        } /* end if */
    } /* end if */

    if (H5S_select_hyperslab(space, op, start, stride, count, block)<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINIT, FAIL, "unable to set hyperslab selection");

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_API(ret_value);
} /* end H5Sselect_hyperslab() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5Scombine_hyperslab
 PURPOSE
    Specify a hyperslab to combine with the current hyperslab selection and
    return a new dataspace with the combined selection as the selection in the
    new dataspace.
 USAGE
    hid_t H5Srefine_hyperslab(dsid, op, start, stride, count, block)
        hid_t dsid;             IN: Dataspace ID of selection to use
        H5S_seloper_t op;       IN: Operation to perform on current selection
        const hssize_t *start;        IN: Offset of start of hyperslab
        const hssize_t *stride;       IN: Hyperslab stride
        const hssize_t *count;        IN: Number of blocks included in hyperslab
        const hssize_t *block;        IN: Size of block in hyperslab
 RETURNS
    Dataspace ID on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Combines a hyperslab selection with the current selection for a dataspace,
    creating a new dataspace to return the generated selection.
    If the current selection is not a hyperslab, it is freed and the hyperslab
    parameters passed in are combined with the H5S_SEL_ALL hyperslab (ie. a
    selection composing the entire current extent).  If STRIDE or BLOCK is
    NULL, they are assumed to be set to all '1'.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
hid_t
H5Scombine_hyperslab(hid_t space_id, H5S_seloper_t op, const hssize_t start[],
         const hsize_t stride[], const hsize_t count[], const hsize_t block[])
{
    H5S_t   *space = NULL;  /* Dataspace to modify selection of */
    H5S_t   *new_space = NULL;  /* New dataspace created */
    hid_t   ret_value;

    FUNC_ENTER_API(H5Scombine_hyperslab, FAIL);
    H5TRACE6("i","iSs*Hs*h*h*h",space_id,op,start,stride,count,block);

    /* Check args */
    if (NULL == (space=H5I_object_verify(space_id, H5I_DATASPACE)))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a data space");
    if(start==NULL || count==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "hyperslab not specified");

    if(!(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");

    /* Copy the first dataspace */
    if (NULL==(new_space=H5S_copy (space)))
        HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINIT, NULL, "unable to copy data space");

    /* Go modify the selection in the new dataspace */
    if (H5S_select_hyperslab(new_space, op, start, stride, count, block)<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINIT, FAIL, "unable to set hyperslab selection");

    /* Atomize */
    if ((ret_value=H5I_register (H5I_DATASPACE, new_space))<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_ATOM, H5E_CANTREGISTER, FAIL, "unable to register dataspace atom");

done:
    if (ret_value<0 && new_space)
        H5S_close(new_space);

    FUNC_LEAVE_API(ret_value);
} /* end H5Scombine_hyperslab() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_combine_select
 *
 * Purpose: Internal version of H5Scombine_select().
 *
 * Return:  New dataspace on success/NULL on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Tuesday, October 30, 2001
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static H5S_t *
H5S_combine_select (H5S_t *space1, H5S_seloper_t op, H5S_t *space2)
{
    H5S_t *new_space=NULL;    /* New dataspace generated */
    H5S_t *ret_value;         /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_combine_select);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space1);
    assert(space2);
    assert(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID);
    
    /* Copy the first dataspace */
    if (NULL==(new_space=H5S_copy (space1)))
        HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINIT, NULL, "unable to copy data space");

    /* Combine space1 & space2, with the result in new_space */
    if(H5S_operate_hyperslab(new_space,space1->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst,op,space2->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst)<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCLIP, NULL, "can't clip hyperslab information");

    /* Set return value */
    ret_value=new_space;

done:
    if(ret_value==NULL && new_space!=NULL)
        H5S_close(new_space);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* end H5S_combine_select() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5Scombine_select
 PURPOSE
    Combine two hyperslab selections with an operation, returning a dataspace
    with the resulting selection.
 USAGE
    hid_t H5Scombine_select(space1, op, space2)
        hid_t space1;           IN: First Dataspace ID 
        H5S_seloper_t op;       IN: Selection operation
        hid_t space2;           IN: Second Dataspace ID
 RETURNS
    Dataspace ID on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Combine two existing hyperslab selections with an operation, returning
    a new dataspace with the resulting selection.  The dataspace extent from
    space1 is copied for the dataspace extent of the newly created dataspace.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
hid_t
H5Scombine_select(hid_t space1_id, H5S_seloper_t op, hid_t space2_id)
{
    H5S_t   *space1;                /* First Dataspace */
    H5S_t   *space2;                /* Second Dataspace */
    H5S_t   *new_space = NULL;      /* New Dataspace */
    hid_t   ret_value;

    FUNC_ENTER_API(H5Scombine_select, FAIL);
    H5TRACE3("i","iSsi",space1_id,op,space2_id);

    /* Check args */
    if (NULL == (space1=H5I_object_verify(space1_id, H5I_DATASPACE)))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a data space");
    if (NULL == (space2=H5I_object_verify(space2_id, H5I_DATASPACE)))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a data space");
    if(!(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");

    /* Check that both dataspaces have the same rank */
    if(space1->extent.u.simple.rank!=space2->extent.u.simple.rank)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "dataspaces not same rank");

    /* Check that both dataspaces have hyperslab selections */
    if(space1->select.type!=H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS || space2->select.type!=H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "dataspaces don't have hyperslab selections");

    /* Go combine the dataspaces */
    if ((new_space=H5S_combine_select(space1, op, space2))==NULL)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINIT, FAIL, "unable to create hyperslab selection");

    /* Atomize */
    if ((ret_value=H5I_register (H5I_DATASPACE, new_space))<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_ATOM, H5E_CANTREGISTER, FAIL, "unable to register dataspace atom");

done:
    if (ret_value<0 && new_space)
        H5S_close(new_space);

    FUNC_LEAVE_API(ret_value);
} /* end H5Scombine_select() */


/*-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Function:      H5S_select_select
 *
 * Purpose: Internal version of H5Sselect_select().
 *
 * Return:  New dataspace on success/NULL on failure
 *
 * Programmer:    Quincey Koziol
 *              Tuesday, October 30, 2001
 *
 * Modifications:
 *
 *-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */
static herr_t
H5S_select_select (H5S_t *space1, H5S_seloper_t op, H5S_t *space2)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_info_t *tmp_spans=NULL;   /* Temporary copy of selection */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT(H5S_select_select);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space1);
    assert(space2);
    assert(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID);
    
    /* Copy the first dataspace */
    if (NULL==(tmp_spans=H5S_hyper_copy_span(space1->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst)))
        HGOTO_ERROR (H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINIT, FAIL, "unable to copy data space");

    /* Combine tmp_spans (from space1) & spans from space2, with the result in space1 */
    if(H5S_operate_hyperslab(space1,tmp_spans,op,space2->select.sel_info.hslab.span_lst)<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTCLIP, FAIL, "can't clip hyperslab information");

done:
    if(tmp_spans!=NULL)
        H5S_hyper_free_span_info(tmp_spans);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
}   /* end H5S_select_select() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5Sselect_select
 PURPOSE
    Refine a hyperslab selection with an operation using a second hyperslab
    to modify it.
 USAGE
    herr_t H5Sselect_select(space1, op, space2)
        hid_t space1;           IN/OUT: First Dataspace ID 
        H5S_seloper_t op;       IN: Selection operation
        hid_t space2;           IN: Second Dataspace ID
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure
 DESCRIPTION
    Refine an existing hyperslab selection with an operation, using a second
    hyperslab.  The first selection is modified to contain the result of
    space1 operated on by space2.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5Sselect_select(hid_t space1_id, H5S_seloper_t op, hid_t space2_id)
{
    H5S_t   *space1;                /* First Dataspace */
    H5S_t   *space2;                /* Second Dataspace */
    herr_t      ret_value=SUCCEED;       /* Return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_API(H5Sselect_select, FAIL);
    H5TRACE3("e","iSsi",space1_id,op,space2_id);

    /* Check args */
    if (NULL == (space1=H5I_object_verify(space1_id, H5I_DATASPACE)))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a data space");
    if (NULL == (space2=H5I_object_verify(space2_id, H5I_DATASPACE)))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADTYPE, FAIL, "not a data space");
    if(!(op>H5S_SELECT_NOOP && op<H5S_SELECT_INVALID))
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_UNSUPPORTED, FAIL, "invalid selection operation");

    /* Check that both dataspaces have the same rank */
    if(space1->extent.u.simple.rank!=space2->extent.u.simple.rank)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "dataspaces not same rank");

    /* Check that both dataspaces have hyperslab selections */
    if(space1->select.type!=H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS || space2->select.type!=H5S_SEL_HYPERSLABS)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_ARGS, H5E_BADVALUE, FAIL, "dataspaces don't have hyperslab selections");

    /* Go refine the first selection */
    if (H5S_select_select(space1, op, space2)<0)
        HGOTO_ERROR(H5E_DATASPACE, H5E_CANTINIT, FAIL, "unable to modify hyperslab selection");

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_API(ret_value);
} /* end H5Sselect_select() */
#endif /* NEW_HYPERSLAB_API */ /* Works */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_gen
 PURPOSE
    Create a list of offsets & lengths for a selection
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_select_hyper_get_file_list_gen(space,iter,maxseq,nseq,off,len)
        H5S_t *space;           IN: Dataspace containing selection to use.
        H5S_sel_iter_t *iter;   IN/OUT: Selection iterator describing last
                                    position of interest in selection.
        size_t elem_size;       IN: Size of an element
        size_t maxseq;          IN: Maximum number of sequences to generate
        size_t maxbytes;        IN: Maximum number of bytes to include in the
                                    generated sequences
        size_t *nseq;           OUT: Actual number of sequences generated
        size_t *nbytes;         OUT: Actual number of bytes in sequences generated
        hsize_t *off;           OUT: Array of offsets
        size_t *len;            OUT: Array of lengths
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure.
 DESCRIPTION
    Use the selection in the dataspace to generate a list of byte offsets and
    lengths for the region(s) selected.  Start/Restart from the position in the
    ITER parameter.  The number of sequences generated is limited by the MAXSEQ
    parameter and the number of sequences actually generated is stored in the
    NSEQ parameter.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_gen(const H5S_t *space,H5S_sel_iter_t *iter,
    size_t elem_size, size_t maxseq, size_t maxbytes, size_t *nseq, size_t *nbytes,
    hsize_t *off, size_t *len)
{
    H5S_hyper_span_t *curr_span;    /* Current hyperslab span node */
    H5S_hyper_span_t **ispan;       /* Iterator's hyperslab span nodes */
    hsize_t slab[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS]; /* Cumulative size of each dimension in bytes */
    hsize_t acc;        /* Accumulator for computing cumulative sizes */
    hsize_t loc_off;    /* Element offset in the dataspace */
    hsize_t last_span_end=0; /* The offset of the end of the last span */
    hssize_t *abs_arr;  /* Absolute hyperslab span position */
    hssize_t *off_arr;  /* Offset within the dataspace extent */
    size_t span_size=0; /* Number of bytes in current span to actually process */
    size_t nelem;       /* Number of elements left to process */
    size_t io_bytes_left;   /* Number of bytes left to process */
    size_t start_io_bytes_left;   /* Initial number of bytes left to process */
    size_t curr_seq=0; /* Number of sequence/offsets stored in the arrays */
    int ndims;         /* Number of dimensions of dataset */
    int fast_dim;      /* Rank of the fastest changing dimension for the dataspace */
    int curr_dim;      /* Current dimension being operated on */
    int i;             /* Index variable */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_gen);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space);
    assert(iter);
    assert(elem_size>0);
    assert(maxseq>0);
    assert(maxbytes>0);
    assert(nseq);
    assert(nbytes);
    assert(off);
    assert(len);

    /* "round" off the maxbytes allowed to a multiple of the element size */
    maxbytes=(maxbytes/elem_size)*elem_size;

    /* Set the rank of the fastest changing dimension */
    ndims=space->extent.u.simple.rank;
    fast_dim=(ndims-1);

    /* Get the pointers to the current span info and span nodes */
    curr_span=iter->u.hyp.span[fast_dim];
    abs_arr=iter->u.hyp.off;
    off_arr=space->select.offset;
    ispan=iter->u.hyp.span;

    /* Set the amount of elements to perform I/O on, etc. */
    H5_CHECK_OVERFLOW( (iter->elmt_left*elem_size) ,hsize_t,size_t);
    start_io_bytes_left=io_bytes_left=MIN(maxbytes,(size_t)(iter->elmt_left*elem_size));
    nelem=io_bytes_left/elem_size;

    /* Compute the cumulative size of dataspace dimensions */
    for(i=fast_dim, acc=elem_size; i>=0; i--) {
        slab[i]=acc;
        acc*=space->extent.u.simple.size[i];
    } /* end for */

    /* Set the offset of the first element iterated on */
    for(i=0, loc_off=0; i<ndims; i++)
        /* Compute the sequential element offset */
        loc_off+=(abs_arr[i]+off_arr[i])*slab[i];

    /* Range check against number of elements left in selection */
    assert(io_bytes_left<=(iter->elmt_left*elem_size));

    /* Take care of any partial spans leftover from previous I/Os */
    if(abs_arr[fast_dim]!=curr_span->low) {

        /* Finish the span in the fastest changing dimension */

        /* Compute the number of bytes to attempt in this span */
        H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(span_size,((curr_span->high-abs_arr[fast_dim])+1)*elem_size,hsize_t,size_t);

        /* Check number of bytes against upper bounds allowed */
        if(span_size>io_bytes_left)
            span_size=io_bytes_left;

        /* Add the partial span to the list of sequences */
        off[curr_seq]=loc_off;
        len[curr_seq]=span_size;

        /* Increment sequence count */
        curr_seq++;

        /* Set the location of the last span's end */
        last_span_end=loc_off+span_size;

        /* Decrement I/O left to perform */
        io_bytes_left-=span_size;

        /* Advance the hyperslab iterator */
        /* Check if we are done */
        if(io_bytes_left>0) {
            /* Move to next span in fastest changing dimension */
            curr_span=curr_span->next;

            if(curr_span!=NULL) {
                /* Move location offset of destination */
                loc_off+=(curr_span->low-abs_arr[fast_dim])*elem_size;

                /* Move iterator for fastest changing dimension */
                abs_arr[fast_dim]=curr_span->low;
            } /* end if */
        } /* end if */
        else {
            abs_arr[fast_dim]+=span_size/elem_size;

            /* Check if we are still within the span */
            if(abs_arr[fast_dim]<=curr_span->high) {
                iter->u.hyp.span[fast_dim]=curr_span;

                goto partial_done;      /* finished with partial span */
            } /* end if */
            /* If we walked off that span, advance to the next span */
            else {
                /* Advance span in this dimension */
                curr_span=curr_span->next;

                /* Check if we have a valid span in this dimension still */
                if(curr_span!=NULL) {
                    /* Reset absolute position */
                    abs_arr[fast_dim]=curr_span->low;
                    iter->u.hyp.span[fast_dim]=curr_span;

                    goto partial_done;      /* finished with partial span */
                } /* end if */
            } /* end else */
        } /* end else */

        /* Adjust iterator pointers */

        if(curr_span==NULL) {
/* Same as code in main loop */
            /* Start at the next fastest dim */
            curr_dim=fast_dim-1;

            /* Work back up through the dimensions */
            while(curr_dim>=0) {
                /* Reset the current span */
                curr_span=iter->u.hyp.span[curr_dim];

                /* Increment absolute position */
                abs_arr[curr_dim]++;

                /* Check if we are still within the span */
                if(abs_arr[curr_dim]<=curr_span->high) {
                    break;
                } /* end if */
                /* If we walked off that span, advance to the next span */
                else {
                    /* Advance span in this dimension */
                    curr_span=curr_span->next;

                    /* Check if we have a valid span in this dimension still */
                    if(curr_span!=NULL) {
                        /* Reset the span in the current dimension */
                        ispan[curr_dim]=curr_span;

                        /* Reset absolute position */
                        abs_arr[curr_dim]=curr_span->low;

                        break;
                    } /* end if */
                    else {
                        /* If we finished the span list in this dimension, decrement the dimension worked on and loop again */
                        curr_dim--;
                    } /* end else */
                } /* end else */
            } /* end while */

            /* Check if we are finished with the spans in the tree */
            if(curr_dim<0) {
                /* We had better be done with I/O or bad things are going to happen... */
                assert(io_bytes_left==0);

                goto partial_done;      /* finished with partial span */
            } /* end if */
            else {
                /* Walk back down the iterator positions, reseting them */
                while(curr_dim<fast_dim) {
                    assert(curr_span);
                    assert(curr_span->down);
                    assert(curr_span->down->head);

                    /* Increment current dimension */
                    curr_dim++;

                    /* Set the new span_info & span for this dimension */
                    iter->u.hyp.span[curr_dim]=curr_span->down->head;

                    /* Advance span down the tree */
                    curr_span=curr_span->down->head;

                    /* Reset the absolute offset for the dim */
                    abs_arr[curr_dim]=curr_span->low;
                } /* end while */

                /* Verify that the curr_span points to the fastest dim */
                assert(curr_span==iter->u.hyp.span[fast_dim]);
            } /* end else */

            /* Reset the buffer offset */
            for(i=0, loc_off=0; i<ndims; i++)
                loc_off+=(abs_arr[i]+off_arr[i])*slab[i];
        } /* end if */
    } /* end if */

partial_done:   /* Yes, goto's are evil, so sue me... :-) */

    /* Perform the I/O on the elements, based on the position of the iterator */
    while(io_bytes_left>0 && curr_seq<maxseq) {
        /* Adjust location offset of destination to compensate for initial increment below */
        loc_off-=curr_span->pstride;

        /* Loop over all the spans in the fastest changing dimension */
        while(curr_span!=NULL) {
            /* Move location offset of destination */
            loc_off+=curr_span->pstride;

            /* Compute the number of elements to attempt in this span */
            H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(span_size,curr_span->nelem,hsize_t,size_t);

            /* Check number of elements against upper bounds allowed */
            if(span_size>=io_bytes_left) {
                /* Trim the number of bytes to output */
                span_size=io_bytes_left;
                io_bytes_left=0;

/* COMMON */
                /* Store the I/O information for the span */

                /* Check if this is appending onto previous sequence */
                if(curr_seq>0 && last_span_end==loc_off)
                    len[curr_seq-1]+=span_size;
                else {
                    off[curr_seq]=loc_off;
                    len[curr_seq]=span_size;
                
                    /* Increment the number of sequences in arrays */
                    curr_seq++;
                } /* end else */

                /* Set the location of the last span's end */
                last_span_end=loc_off+span_size;

                /* If the sequence & offset arrays are full, do what? */
                if(curr_seq>=maxseq) {
                    /* Break out now, we are finished with sequences */
                    break;

                } /* end else */
/* end COMMON */

                /* Break out now, we are finished with I/O */
                break;
            } /* end if */
            else {
                /* Decrement I/O left to perform */
                io_bytes_left-=span_size;

/* COMMON */
                /* Store the I/O information for the span */

                /* Check if this is appending onto previous sequence */
                if(curr_seq>0 && last_span_end==loc_off)
                    len[curr_seq-1]+=span_size;
                else {
                    off[curr_seq]=loc_off;
                    len[curr_seq]=span_size;
                
                    /* Increment the number of sequences in arrays */
                    curr_seq++;
                } /* end else */

                /* Set the location of the last span's end */
                last_span_end=loc_off+span_size;

                /* If the sequence & offset arrays are full, do what? */
                if(curr_seq>=maxseq) {
                    /* Break out now, we are finished with sequences */
                    break;
                } /* end else */
/* end COMMON */
            } /* end else */

          /* Move to next span in fastest changing dimension */
          curr_span=curr_span->next;
        } /* end while */

        /* Check if we are done */
        if(io_bytes_left==0 || curr_seq>=maxseq) {
            abs_arr[fast_dim]=curr_span->low+(span_size/elem_size);

            /* Check if we are still within the span */
            if(abs_arr[fast_dim]<=curr_span->high) {
                iter->u.hyp.span[fast_dim]=curr_span;
                break;
            } /* end if */
            /* If we walked off that span, advance to the next span */
            else {
                /* Advance span in this dimension */
                curr_span=curr_span->next;

                /* Check if we have a valid span in this dimension still */
                if(curr_span!=NULL) {
                    /* Reset absolute position */
                    abs_arr[fast_dim]=curr_span->low;
                    iter->u.hyp.span[fast_dim]=curr_span;
                    break;
                } /* end if */
            } /* end else */
        } /* end if */

        /* Adjust iterator pointers */

        /* Start at the next fastest dim */
        curr_dim=fast_dim-1;

        /* Work back up through the dimensions */
        while(curr_dim>=0) {
            /* Reset the current span */
          curr_span=iter->u.hyp.span[curr_dim];

            /* Increment absolute position */
            abs_arr[curr_dim]++;

            /* Check if we are still within the span */
            if(abs_arr[curr_dim]<=curr_span->high) {
                break;
            } /* end if */
            /* If we walked off that span, advance to the next span */
            else {
                /* Advance span in this dimension */
                curr_span=curr_span->next;

                /* Check if we have a valid span in this dimension still */
                if(curr_span!=NULL) {
                    /* Reset the span in the current dimension */
                    ispan[curr_dim]=curr_span;

                    /* Reset absolute position */
                    abs_arr[curr_dim]=curr_span->low;

                    break;
                } /* end if */
                else {
                    /* If we finished the span list in this dimension, decrement the dimension worked on and loop again */
                    curr_dim--;
                } /* end else */
            } /* end else */
        } /* end while */

        /* Check if we are finished with the spans in the tree */
        if(curr_dim<0) {
            /* We had better be done with I/O or bad things are going to happen... */
            assert(io_bytes_left==0);
            break;
        } /* end if */
        else {
            /* Walk back down the iterator positions, reseting them */
            while(curr_dim<fast_dim) {
                assert(curr_span);
                assert(curr_span->down);
                assert(curr_span->down->head);

                /* Increment current dimension to the next dimension down */
                curr_dim++;

                /* Set the new span for the next dimension down */
                iter->u.hyp.span[curr_dim]=curr_span->down->head;

                /* Advance span down the tree */
                curr_span=curr_span->down->head;

                /* Reset the absolute offset for the dim */
                abs_arr[curr_dim]=curr_span->low;
            } /* end while */

            /* Verify that the curr_span points to the fastest dim */
            assert(curr_span==iter->u.hyp.span[fast_dim]);
        } /* end else */

        /* Reset the buffer offset */
        for(i=0, loc_off=0; i<ndims; i++)
            loc_off+=(abs_arr[i]+off_arr[i])*slab[i];
    } /* end while */

    /* Decrement number of elements left in iterator */
    iter->elmt_left-=(nelem-(io_bytes_left/elem_size));

    /* Set the number of sequences generated */
    *nseq=curr_seq;

    /* Set the number of bytes used */
    *nbytes=(start_io_bytes_left-io_bytes_left);

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
} /* end H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_gen() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_opt
 PURPOSE
    Create a list of offsets & lengths for a selection
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_select_hyper_get_file_list_opt(space,iter,maxseq,nseq,off,len)
        H5S_t *space;           IN: Dataspace containing selection to use.
        H5S_sel_iter_t *iter;   IN/OUT: Selection iterator describing last
                                    position of interest in selection.
        size_t elem_size;       IN: Size of an element
        size_t maxseq;          IN: Maximum number of sequences to generate
        size_t maxbytes;        IN: Maximum number of bytes to include in the
                                    generated sequences
        size_t *nseq;           OUT: Actual number of sequences generated
        size_t *nbytes;         OUT: Actual number of bytes in sequences generated
        hsize_t *off;           OUT: Array of offsets
        size_t *len;            OUT: Array of lengths
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure.
 DESCRIPTION
    Use the selection in the dataspace to generate a list of byte offsets and
    lengths for the region(s) selected.  Start/Restart from the position in the
    ITER parameter.  The number of sequences generated is limited by the MAXSEQ
    parameter and the number of sequences actually generated is stored in the
    NSEQ parameter.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
static herr_t
H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_opt(const H5S_t *space,H5S_sel_iter_t *iter,
    size_t elmt_size, size_t maxseq, size_t maxbytes, size_t *nseq, size_t *nbytes,
    hsize_t *off, size_t *len)
{
    hsize_t mem_size[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS]; /* Size of the source buffer */
    hsize_t slab[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];     /* Hyperslab size */
    hssize_t *sel_off;                  /* Selection offset in dataspace */
    hssize_t offset[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];  /* Coordinate offset in dataspace */
    hsize_t tmp_count[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];/* Temporary block count */
    hsize_t tmp_block[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];/* Temporary block offset */
    hssize_t wrap[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];    /* Bytes to wrap around at the end of a row */
    hsize_t skip[H5O_LAYOUT_NDIMS];     /* Bytes to skip between blocks */
    const H5S_hyper_dim_t *tdiminfo;    /* Temporary pointer to diminfo information */
    hssize_t fast_dim_start,    /* Local copies of fastest changing dimension info */
        fast_dim_offset;
    hsize_t fast_dim_stride,    /* Local copies of fastest changing dimension info */
        fast_dim_block;
    size_t fast_dim_buf_off;    /* Local copy of amount to move fastest dimension buffer offset */
    size_t fast_dim_count;      /* Number of blocks left in fastest changing dimension */
    size_t tot_blk_count;       /* Total number of blocks left to output */
    size_t act_blk_count;       /* Actual number of blocks to output */
    size_t total_rows;          /* Total number of entire rows to output */
    size_t curr_rows;           /* Current number of entire rows to output */
    int fast_dim;       /* Rank of the fastest changing dimension for the dataspace */
    int temp_dim;       /* Temporary rank holder */
    int ndims;          /* Number of dimensions of dataset */
    hsize_t acc;  /* Accumulator */
    hsize_t loc;        /* Coordinate offset */
    int i;              /* Local index variable */
    size_t curr_seq=0;  /* Current sequence being operated on */
    size_t actual_elem; /* The actual number of elements to count */
    size_t actual_bytes;/* The actual number of bytes to copy */
    size_t nelmts;      /* Starting number of elements */
    size_t io_left;     /* The number of elements left in I/O operation */
    size_t start_io_left; /* The initial number of elements left in I/O operation */
#ifndef NO_DUFFS_DEVICE
    size_t duffs_index; /* Counting index for Duff's device */
#endif /* NO_DUFFS_DEVICE */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI_NOINIT_NOFUNC(H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_opt);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space);
    assert(iter);
    assert(elmt_size>0);
    assert(maxseq>0);
    assert(maxbytes>0);
    assert(nseq);
    assert(nbytes);
    assert(off);
    assert(len);

    /* Set the local copy of the diminfo pointer */
    tdiminfo=iter->u.hyp.diminfo;

    /* Check if this is a "flattened" regular hyperslab selection */
    if(iter->u.hyp.iter_rank!=0 && iter->u.hyp.iter_rank<space->extent.u.simple.rank) {
        /* Set the aliases for a few important dimension ranks */
        ndims=iter->u.hyp.iter_rank;
        fast_dim=ndims-1;

        /* Set the local copy of the selection offset */
        sel_off=iter->u.hyp.sel_off;

        /* Set up the size of the memory space */
        HDmemcpy(mem_size, iter->u.hyp.size, ndims*sizeof(hsize_t));
    } /* end if */
    else {
        /* Set the aliases for a few important dimension ranks */
        ndims=space->extent.u.simple.rank;
        fast_dim=ndims-1;

        /* Set the local copy of the selection offset */
        sel_off=space->select.offset;

        /* Set up the size of the memory space */
        HDmemcpy(mem_size, space->extent.u.simple.size, ndims*sizeof(hsize_t));
    } /* end else */
    mem_size[ndims]=elmt_size;

    /* initialize row sizes for each dimension */
    for(i=(ndims-1),acc=1; i>=0; i--) {
        slab[i]=acc*elmt_size;
        acc*=mem_size[i];
    } /* end for */

    /* Get the number of elements left in the selection */
    H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(io_left,iter->elmt_left,hsize_t,size_t);

    /* Calculate the number of elements to sequence through */
    start_io_left=io_left=MIN(io_left,(maxbytes/elmt_size));

    /* Check if we stopped in the middle of a sequence of elements */
    if((iter->u.hyp.off[fast_dim]-tdiminfo[fast_dim].start)%tdiminfo[fast_dim].stride!=0 ||
            ((iter->u.hyp.off[fast_dim]!=tdiminfo[fast_dim].start) && tdiminfo[fast_dim].count==1)) {
        size_t leftover;  /* The number of elements left over from the last sequence */

        /* Calculate the number of elements left in the sequence */
        if(tdiminfo[fast_dim].count==1) {
            H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(leftover, tdiminfo[fast_dim].block-(iter->u.hyp.off[fast_dim]-tdiminfo[fast_dim].start) ,hsize_t,size_t);
        } /* end if */
        else {
            H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(leftover, tdiminfo[fast_dim].block-((iter->u.hyp.off[fast_dim]-tdiminfo[fast_dim].start)%tdiminfo[fast_dim].stride) ,hsize_t,size_t);
        } /* end else */

        /* Make certain that we don't write too many */
        actual_elem=MIN(leftover,io_left);

        /* Compute the initial buffer offset */
        for(i=0,loc=0; i<ndims; i++)
            loc+=(iter->u.hyp.off[i]+sel_off[i])*slab[i];

        /* Add a new sequence */
        off[curr_seq]=loc;
        H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(len[curr_seq],actual_elem*elmt_size,hsize_t,size_t);

        /* Increment sequence count */
        curr_seq++;

        /* Decrement the number of elements left */
        io_left -= actual_elem;

        /* Advance the hyperslab iterator */
        H5S_hyper_iter_next(iter,actual_elem);

        /* Decrement the number of elements left in selection */
        iter->elmt_left-=actual_elem;
    } /* end if */

    /* Now that we've cleared the "remainder" of the previous fastest dimension
     * sequence, we must be at the beginning of a sequence, so use the fancy
     * algorithm to compute the offsets and run through as many as possible,
     * until the buffer fills up.
     */
    if(io_left>0 && curr_seq<maxseq) { /* Just in case the "remainder" above filled the buffer */
        /* Keep the number of elements we started with */
        nelmts=io_left;

        /* Compute the arrays to perform I/O on */
        /* Copy the location of the point to get */
        HDmemcpy(offset, iter->u.hyp.off,ndims*sizeof(hssize_t));

        /* Add in the selection offset */
        for(i=0; i<ndims; i++)
            offset[i] += sel_off[i];

        /* Compute the current "counts" for this location */
        for(i=0; i<ndims; i++) {
            if(tdiminfo[i].count==1) {
                tmp_count[i] = 0;
                tmp_block[i] = iter->u.hyp.off[i]-tdiminfo[i].start;
            } /* end if */
            else {
                tmp_count[i] = (iter->u.hyp.off[i]-tdiminfo[i].start)/tdiminfo[i].stride;
                tmp_block[i] = (iter->u.hyp.off[i]-tdiminfo[i].start)%tdiminfo[i].stride;
            } /* end else */
        } /* end for */

        /* Compute the initial buffer offset */
        for(i=0,loc=0; i<ndims; i++)
            loc+=offset[i]*slab[i];

        /* Set the number of elements to write each time */
        H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(actual_elem,tdiminfo[fast_dim].block,hsize_t,size_t);

        /* Set the number of actual bytes */
        actual_bytes=actual_elem*elmt_size;

        /* Set local copies of information for the fastest changing dimension */
        fast_dim_start=tdiminfo[fast_dim].start;
        fast_dim_stride=tdiminfo[fast_dim].stride;
        fast_dim_block=tdiminfo[fast_dim].block;
        H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(fast_dim_buf_off,slab[fast_dim]*fast_dim_stride,hsize_t,size_t);
        fast_dim_offset=fast_dim_start+sel_off[fast_dim];

        /* Compute the number of blocks which would fit into the buffer */
        H5_CHECK_OVERFLOW(io_left/fast_dim_block,hsize_t,size_t);
        tot_blk_count=(size_t)(io_left/fast_dim_block);

        /* Don't go over the maximum number of sequences allowed */
        tot_blk_count=MIN(tot_blk_count,(maxseq-curr_seq));

        /* Compute the amount to wrap at the end of each row */
        for(i=0; i<ndims; i++)
            wrap[i]=(mem_size[i]-(tdiminfo[i].stride*tdiminfo[i].count))*slab[i];

        /* Compute the amount to skip between blocks */
        for(i=0; i<ndims; i++)
            skip[i]=(tdiminfo[i].stride-tdiminfo[i].block)*slab[i];

        /* Check if there is a partial row left (with full blocks) */
        if(tmp_count[fast_dim]>0) {
            /* Get number of blocks in fastest dimension */
            H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(fast_dim_count,tdiminfo[fast_dim].count-tmp_count[fast_dim],hsize_t,size_t);

            /* Make certain this entire row will fit into buffer */
            fast_dim_count=MIN(fast_dim_count,tot_blk_count);

            /* Number of blocks to sequence over */
            act_blk_count=fast_dim_count;

            /* Loop over all the blocks in the fastest changing dimension */
            while(fast_dim_count>0) {
                /* Store the sequence information */
                off[curr_seq]=loc;
                len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                /* Increment sequence count */
                curr_seq++;

                /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                /* Decrement number of blocks */
                fast_dim_count--;
            } /* end while */

            /* Decrement number of elements left */
            io_left -= actual_elem*act_blk_count;

            /* Decrement number of blocks left */
            tot_blk_count -= act_blk_count;

            /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
            tmp_count[fast_dim]+=act_blk_count;

            /* Check if we finished the entire row of blocks */
            if(tmp_count[fast_dim]>=tdiminfo[fast_dim].count) {
                /* Increment offset in destination buffer */
                loc += wrap[fast_dim];

                /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                offset[fast_dim]=fast_dim_offset;    /* reset the offset in the fastest dimension */
                tmp_count[fast_dim]=0;

                /* Increment the offset and count for the other dimensions */
                temp_dim=fast_dim-1;
                while(temp_dim>=0) {
                    /* Move to the next row in the curent dimension */
                    offset[temp_dim]++;
                    tmp_block[temp_dim]++;

                    /* If this block is still in the range of blocks to output for the dimension, break out of loop */
                    if(tmp_block[temp_dim]<tdiminfo[temp_dim].block)
                        break;
                    else {
                        /* Move to the next block in the current dimension */
                        offset[temp_dim]+=(tdiminfo[temp_dim].stride-tdiminfo[temp_dim].block);
                        loc += skip[temp_dim];
                        tmp_block[temp_dim]=0;
                        tmp_count[temp_dim]++;

                        /* If this block is still in the range of blocks to output for the dimension, break out of loop */
                        if(tmp_count[temp_dim]<tdiminfo[temp_dim].count)
                            break;
                        else {
                            offset[temp_dim]=tdiminfo[temp_dim].start+sel_off[temp_dim];
                            loc += wrap[temp_dim];
                            tmp_count[temp_dim]=0; /* reset back to the beginning of the line */
                            tmp_block[temp_dim]=0;
                        } /* end else */
                    } /* end else */

                    /* Decrement dimension count */
                    temp_dim--;
                } /* end while */
            } /* end if */
            else {
                /* Update the offset in the fastest dimension */
                offset[fast_dim]+=(fast_dim_stride*act_blk_count);
            } /* end else */
        } /* end if */

        /* Compute the number of entire rows to read in */
        H5_CHECK_OVERFLOW( tot_blk_count/tdiminfo[fast_dim].count ,hsize_t,size_t);
        curr_rows=total_rows=(size_t)(tot_blk_count/tdiminfo[fast_dim].count);

        /* Reset copy of number of blocks in fastest dimension */
        H5_ASSIGN_OVERFLOW(fast_dim_count,tdiminfo[fast_dim].count,hsize_t,size_t);

        /* Read in data until an entire sequence can't be written out any longer */
        while(curr_rows>0) {
#ifdef NO_DUFFS_DEVICE
            /* Loop over all the blocks in the fastest changing dimension */
            while(fast_dim_count>0) {
                /* Store the sequence information */
                off[curr_seq]=loc;
                len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                /* Increment sequence count */
                curr_seq++;

                /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                /* Decrement number of blocks */
                fast_dim_count--;
            } /* end while */
#else /* NO_DUFFS_DEVICE */
            duffs_index = (fast_dim_count + 7) / 8;
            switch (fast_dim_count % 8) {
                case 0:
                    do
                      {
                        /* Store the sequence information */
                        off[curr_seq]=loc;
                        len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                        /* Increment sequence count */
                        curr_seq++;

                        /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                        loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                case 7:
                        /* Store the sequence information */
                        off[curr_seq]=loc;
                        len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                        /* Increment sequence count */
                        curr_seq++;

                        /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                        loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                case 6:
                        /* Store the sequence information */
                        off[curr_seq]=loc;
                        len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                        /* Increment sequence count */
                        curr_seq++;

                        /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                        loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                case 5:
                        /* Store the sequence information */
                        off[curr_seq]=loc;
                        len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                        /* Increment sequence count */
                        curr_seq++;

                        /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                        loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                case 4:
                        /* Store the sequence information */
                        off[curr_seq]=loc;
                        len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                        /* Increment sequence count */
                        curr_seq++;

                        /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                        loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                case 3:
                        /* Store the sequence information */
                        off[curr_seq]=loc;
                        len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                        /* Increment sequence count */
                        curr_seq++;

                        /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                        loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                case 2:
                        /* Store the sequence information */
                        off[curr_seq]=loc;
                        len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                        /* Increment sequence count */
                        curr_seq++;

                        /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                        loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                case 1:
                        /* Store the sequence information */
                        off[curr_seq]=loc;
                        len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                        /* Increment sequence count */
                        curr_seq++;

                        /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                        loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                  } while (--duffs_index > 0);
            } /* end switch */
#endif /* NO_DUFFS_DEVICE */

            /* Increment offset in destination buffer */
            loc += wrap[fast_dim];

            /* Increment the offset and count for the other dimensions */
            temp_dim=fast_dim-1;
            while(temp_dim>=0) {
                /* Move to the next row in the curent dimension */
                offset[temp_dim]++;
                tmp_block[temp_dim]++;

                /* If this block is still in the range of blocks to output for the dimension, break out of loop */
                if(tmp_block[temp_dim]<tdiminfo[temp_dim].block)
                    break;
                else {
                    /* Move to the next block in the current dimension */
                    offset[temp_dim]+=(tdiminfo[temp_dim].stride-tdiminfo[temp_dim].block);
                    loc += skip[temp_dim];
                    tmp_block[temp_dim]=0;
                    tmp_count[temp_dim]++;

                    /* If this block is still in the range of blocks to output for the dimension, break out of loop */
                    if(tmp_count[temp_dim]<tdiminfo[temp_dim].count)
                        break;
                    else {
                        offset[temp_dim]=tdiminfo[temp_dim].start+sel_off[temp_dim];
                        loc += wrap[temp_dim];
                        tmp_count[temp_dim]=0; /* reset back to the beginning of the line */
                        tmp_block[temp_dim]=0;
                    } /* end else */
                } /* end else */

                /* Decrement dimension count */
                temp_dim--;
            } /* end while */

            /* Decrement the number of rows left */
            curr_rows--;
        } /* end while */

        /* Adjust the number of blocks & elements left to transfer */

        /* Decrement number of elements left */
        H5_CHECK_OVERFLOW( actual_elem*(total_rows*tdiminfo[fast_dim].count) ,hsize_t,size_t);
        io_left -= (size_t)(actual_elem*(total_rows*tdiminfo[fast_dim].count));

        /* Decrement number of blocks left */
        H5_CHECK_OVERFLOW( (total_rows*tdiminfo[fast_dim].count) ,hsize_t,size_t);
        tot_blk_count -= (size_t)(total_rows*tdiminfo[fast_dim].count);

        /* Read in partial row of blocks */
        if(io_left>0 && curr_seq<maxseq) {
            /* Get remaining number of blocks left to output */
            fast_dim_count=tot_blk_count;

            /* Loop over all the blocks in the fastest changing dimension */
            while(fast_dim_count>0) {
                /* Store the sequence information */
                off[curr_seq]=loc;
                len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                /* Increment sequence count */
                curr_seq++;

                /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
                loc+=fast_dim_buf_off;

                /* Decrement number of blocks */
                fast_dim_count--;
            } /* end while */

            /* Decrement number of elements left */
            io_left -= actual_elem*tot_blk_count;

            /* Increment information to reflect block just processed */
            offset[fast_dim]+=(fast_dim_stride*tot_blk_count);    /* move the offset in the fastest dimension */

            /* Handle any leftover, partial blocks in this row */
            if(io_left>0 && curr_seq<maxseq) {
                actual_elem=io_left;
                actual_bytes=actual_elem*elmt_size;

                /* Store the sequence information */
                off[curr_seq]=loc;
                len[curr_seq]=actual_bytes;

                /* Increment sequence count */
                curr_seq++;

                /* Decrement the number of elements left */
                io_left -= actual_elem;

                /* Increment buffer correctly */
                offset[fast_dim]+=actual_elem;
            } /* end if */

            /* don't bother checking slower dimensions */
            assert(io_left==0 || curr_seq==maxseq);
        } /* end if */

        /* Update the iterator */

        /* Subtract out the selection offset */
        for(i=0; i<ndims; i++)
            offset[i] -= sel_off[i];

        /* Update the iterator with the location we stopped */
        HDmemcpy(iter->u.hyp.off, offset, ndims*sizeof(hssize_t));

        /* Decrement the number of elements left in selection */
        iter->elmt_left-=(nelmts-io_left);
    } /* end if */

    /* Set the number of sequences generated */
    *nseq=curr_seq;

    /* Set the number of bytes used */
    *nbytes=(start_io_left-io_left)*elmt_size;

    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(SUCCEED);
} /* end H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_opt() */


/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 NAME
    H5S_hyper_get_seq_list
 PURPOSE
    Create a list of offsets & lengths for a selection
 USAGE
    herr_t H5S_hyper_get_seq_list(space,flags,iter,elem_size,maxseq,maxbytes,nseq,nbytes,off,len)
        H5S_t *space;           IN: Dataspace containing selection to use.
        unsigned flags;         IN: Flags for extra information about operation
        H5S_sel_iter_t *iter;   IN/OUT: Selection iterator describing last
                                    position of interest in selection.
        size_t elem_size;       IN: Size of an element
        size_t maxseq;          IN: Maximum number of sequences to generate
        size_t maxbytes;        IN: Maximum number of bytes to include in the
                                    generated sequences
        size_t *nseq;           OUT: Actual number of sequences generated
        size_t *nbytes;         OUT: Actual number of bytes in sequences generated
        hsize_t *off;           OUT: Array of offsets
        size_t *len;            OUT: Array of lengths
 RETURNS
    Non-negative on success/Negative on failure.
 DESCRIPTION
    Use the selection in the dataspace to generate a list of byte offsets and
    lengths for the region(s) selected.  Start/Restart from the position in the
    ITER parameter.  The number of sequences generated is limited by the MAXSEQ
    parameter and the number of sequences actually generated is stored in the
    NSEQ parameter.
 GLOBAL VARIABLES
 COMMENTS, BUGS, ASSUMPTIONS
 EXAMPLES
 REVISION LOG
--------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
herr_t
H5S_hyper_get_seq_list(const H5S_t *space, unsigned UNUSED flags, H5S_sel_iter_t *iter,
    size_t elem_size, size_t maxseq, size_t maxbytes, size_t *nseq, size_t *nbytes,
    hsize_t *off, size_t *len)
{
    herr_t ret_value;      /* return value */

    FUNC_ENTER_NOAPI (H5S_hyper_get_seq_list, FAIL);

    /* Check args */
    assert(space);
    assert(iter);
    assert(elem_size>0);
    assert(maxseq>0);
    assert(maxbytes>0);
    assert(nseq);
    assert(nbytes);
    assert(off);
    assert(len);

    /* Check for the special case of just one H5Sselect_hyperslab call made */
    if(space->select.sel_info.hslab.diminfo!=NULL)
        /* Use optimized call to generate sequence list */
        ret_value=H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_opt(space,iter,elem_size,maxseq,maxbytes,nseq,nbytes,off,len);
    else
        /* Call the general sequence generator routine */
        ret_value=H5S_hyper_get_seq_list_gen(space,iter,elem_size,maxseq,maxbytes,nseq,nbytes,off,len);

done:
    FUNC_LEAVE_NOAPI(ret_value);
} /* end H5S_hyper_get_seq_list() */


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