clReleaseDevice

Decrements the device reference count.

cl_int clReleaseDevice ( cl_device_id device)

Notes

Decrements the device reference count if device is a valid sub-device created by a call to clCreateSubDevices. If device is a root level device i.e. a cl_device_id returned by clGetDeviceIDs, the device reference count remains unchanged.

After the device reference count becomes zero and all the objects attached to device (such as command-queues) are released, the device object is deleted.

Errors

Returns CL_SUCCESS if the function is executed successfully. Otherwise, it returns one of the following errors:

  • CL_INVALID_DEVICE if device is not a valid sub-device created by a call to clCreateSubDevices.
  • CL_OUT_OF_RESOURCES if there is a failure to allocate resources required by the OpenCL implementation on the device.
  • CL_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY if there is a failure to allocate resources required by the OpenCL implementation on the host.

Specification

OpenCL Specification

Also see

clCreateSubDevices, clGetDeviceIDs, clRetainDevice

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