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Bug 860 - Discussion on disabling other built-in kernel functions
Summary: Discussion on disabling other built-in kernel functions
Alias: None
Product: WebCL
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Specification (show other bugs)
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: WebCL Mailing List
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Reported: 2013-05-03 08:42 PDT by steven eliuk
Modified: 2013-06-13 09:07 PDT (History)
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Description steven eliuk 2013-05-03 08:42:31 PDT
During the Budapest F2F '13 we discussed the removal of some built-in calls from kernels. Andrew from Codeplay mentioned the risk of 'async_work_group_copy()' and we agreed one should restrict the use,

There should be a review of all built-ins and Section 7 of the WD, which outlines the differences between WebCL and OpenCL, should be updated.
Comment 1 Tomi Aarnio 2013-06-13 09:07:23 PDT
Disallowed the following built-in functions: 
  * async_work_group_copy
  * async_work_group_strided_copy
  * wait_group_events

Additional functions that we might want to remove include the following:
  * prefetch
  * vload*
  * vstore*

Closing this ticket for now, let's reopen if it turns out that we can reliably protect async_work_group_copy & friends, or that we can't reliably protect vload/vstore/prefetch.