is_valid_event

Returns true if event is a valid event.

clk_event_t is_valid_event ( clk_event_t  event )

Description

Returns true if event is a valid event. Otherwise returns false.

Notes

Events can be used to identify commands enqueued to a command-queue from the host. These events created by the OpenCL runtime can only be used on the host i.e. as events passed in event_wait_list argument to various clEnqueue APIs or runtime APIs that take events as arguments such as clRetainEvent, clReleaseEvent, clGetEventProfilingInfo.

Similarly, events can be used to identify commands enqueued to a device queue (from a kernel). These event objects s cannot be passed to the host or used by OpenCL runtime APIs such as the clEnqueueAPIs or runtime APIs that take event arguments.

clRetainEvent and clReleaseEvent will return CL_INVALID_OPERATION if event specified is an event that refers to any kernel enqueued to a device queue using enqueue_kernel or or enqueue_marker or is a user event created by create_user_event.

Similarly, clSetUserEventStatus can only be used to set the execution status of events created using clCreateUserEvent. User events created on the device can be set using set_user_event_status built-in function.

Example

The example below shows how events can be used with kernels enqueued to multiple device queues.

extern void barA_kernel(...); extern void barB_kernel(...); kernel void foo(queue_t q0, queue q1, ...) { ... clk_event_t evt0; // enqueue kernel to queue q0 enqueue_kernel(q0, CLK_ENQUEUE_FLAGS_NO_WAIT, ndrange_A, 0, NULL, &evt0, ^{barA_kernel(...);} ); // enqueue kernel to queue q1 enqueue_kernel(q1, CLK_ENQUEUE_FLAGS_NO_WAIT, ndrange_B, 1, &evt0, NULL, ^{barB_kernel(...);} ); // release event evt0. This will get released // after barA_kernel enqueued in queue q0 has finished // execution and barB_kernel enqueued in queue q1 and // waits for evt0 is submitted for execution i.e. wait // for evt0 is satisfied. release_event(evt0); }

The example below shows how the marker command can be used with kernels enqueued to a device queue.

kernel void foo(queue_t q, ...) { ... clk_event_t marker_event; clk_event_t events[2]; enqueue_kernel(q, CLK_ENQUEUE_FLAGS_NO_WAIT, ndrange, 0, NULL, &events[0], ^{barA_kernel(...);} ); enqueue_kernel(q, CLK_ENQUEUE_FLAGS_NO_WAIT, ndrange, 0, NULL, &events[1], ^{barB_kernel(...);} ); // barA_kernel and barB_kernel can be executed // out of order. we need to wait for both these // kernels to finish execution before barC_kernel // starts execution so we enqueue a marker command and // then enqueue barC_kernel that waits on the event // associated with the marker. enqueue_marker(q, 2, events, &marker_event); enqueue_kernel(q, CLK_ENQUEUE_FLAGS_NO_WAIT, 1, &marker_event, NULL, ^{barC_kernel(...);} ); release_event(events[0]; release_event(events[1]); release_event(marker_event); }

Specification

OpenCL Specification

Also see

Event Functions

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