clGetExtensionFunctionAddress

Returns the address of the extension function named by funcname.

void* clGetExtensionFunctionAddress ( const char *funcname)

Parameters

funcname

Name of an extension function.

Description

The function clGetExtensionFunctionAddress returns the address of the extension function named by funcname. The pointer returned should be cast to a function pointer type matching the extension function's definition defined in the appropriate extension specification and header file. A return value of NULL indicates that the specified function does not exist for the implementation. A non-NULL return value for clGetExtensionFunctionAddress does not guarantee that an extension function is actually supported. The application must also make a corresponding query using clGetPlatformInfo(platform, CL_PLATFORM_EXTENSIONS, ... ) or clGetDeviceInfo(device, CL_DEVICE_EXTENSIONS, ... ) to determine if an extension is supported by the OpenCL implementation.

clGetExtensionFunctionAddress may not be queried for core (non-extension) functions in OpenCL. For functions that are queryable with clGetExtensionFunctionAddress, implementations may choose to also export those functions statically from the object libraries implementing those functions. However, portable applications cannot rely on this behavior.

Function pointer typedefs must be declared for all extensions that add API entrypoints. These typedefs are a required part of the extension interface, to be provided in an appropriate header (such as cl_ext.h if the extension is an OpenCL extension, or cl_gl_ext.h if the extension is an OpenCL/OpenGL sharing extension).

Notes

Since there is no way to qualify the query with a device, the function pointer returned must work for all implementations of that extension on different devices. The behavior of calling a device extension function on a device not supporting that extension is undefined.

Example

The following convention must be followed for all extensions affecting the host API, where TAG can be KHR, EXT or vendor-specific:

#ifndef extension_name #define extension_name 1 // all data typedefs, token #defines, prototypes, and // function pointer typedefs for this extension // function pointer typedefs must use the // following naming convention typedef CL_API_ENTRY return type (CL_API_CALL *clextension_func_nameTAG_fn)(...); #endif // extension_name

Consider, for example, the cl_khr_gl_sharing extension. This extension would add the following to cl_gl_ext.h::

#ifndef cl_khr_gl_sharing #define cl_khr_gl_sharing 1 // all data typedefs, token #defines, prototypes, and // function pointer typedefs for this extension #define CL_INVALID_GL_SHAREGROUP_REFERENCE_KHR -1000 #define CL_CURRENT_DEVICE_FOR_GL_CONTEXT_KHR 0x2006 #define CL_DEVICES_FOR_GL_CONTEXT_KHR 0x2007 #define CL_GL_CONTEXT_KHR 0x2008 #define CL_EGL_DISPLAY_KHR 0x2009 #define CL_GLX_DISPLAY_KHR 0x200A #define CL_WGL_HDC_KHR 0x200B #define CL_CGL_SHAREGROUP_KHR 0x200C // function pointer typedefs must use the // following naming convention typedef CL_API_ENTRY cl_int (CL_API_CALL *clGetGLContextInfoKHR_fn)( const cl_context_properties * /* properties */, cl_gl_context_info /* param_name */, size_t /* param_value_size */, void * /* param_value */, size_t * /*param_value_size_ret*/); #endif // cl_khr_gl_sharing

Specification

OpenCL Specification

Also see

EXTENSION

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