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  1. #1
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    error using clCreateSubBuffer

    I was studing this example of clCreateSubBuffer from the book "OpenCL in Action" but when the program executes clCreateSubBuffer it gives the error code -37.

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <sys/types.h>

    #ifdef MAC
    #include <OpenCL/cl.h>
    #include <CL/cl.h>

    /* Find a GPU or CPU associated with the first available platform */
    cl_device_id create_device() {

    cl_platform_id platform;
    cl_device_id dev;
    int err;

    /* Identify a platform */
    err = clGetPlatformIDs(1, &platform, NULL);
    if(err < 0) {
    perror("Couldn't identify a platform");

    /* Access a device */
    err = clGetDeviceIDs(platform, CL_DEVICE_TYPE_GPU, 1, &dev, NULL);
    if(err == CL_DEVICE_NOT_FOUND) {
    err = clGetDeviceIDs(platform, CL_DEVICE_TYPE_CPU, 1, &dev, NULL);
    if(err < 0) {
    perror("Couldn't access any devices");

    return dev;

    int main() {

    /* Host/device data structures */
    cl_device_id device;
    cl_context context;
    cl_int err;

    /* Data and buffers */
    float main_data[100];
    cl_mem main_buffer, sub_buffer;
    void *main_buffer_mem = NULL, *sub_buffer_mem = NULL;
    size_t main_buffer_size, sub_buffer_size;
    cl_buffer_region region;

    /* Create device and context */
    device = create_device();
    context = clCreateContext(NULL, 1, &device, NULL, NULL, &err);
    if(err < 0) {
    perror("Couldn't create a context");

    /* Create a buffer to hold 100 floating-point values */
    main_buffer = clCreateBuffer(context, CL_MEM_READ_ONLY | CL_MEM_COPY_HOST_PTR, sizeof(main_data), main_data, &err);
    if(err < 0) {
    perror("Couldn't create a buffer");

    /* Create a sub-buffer containing values 30-49 */
    region.origin = 30*sizeof(float);
    region.size = 20*sizeof(float);
    sub_buffer = clCreateSubBuffer(main_buffer, CL_MEM_READ_ONLY | CL_MEM_COPY_HOST_PTR , CL_BUFFER_CREATE_TYPE_REGION, &region, &err);
    if(err < 0) {
    perror("Couldn't create a sub-buffer");

    /* Obtain size information about the buffers */
    clGetMemObjectInfo(main_buffer, CL_MEM_SIZE,
    sizeof(main_buffer_size), &main_buffer_size, NULL);
    clGetMemObjectInfo(sub_buffer, CL_MEM_SIZE,
    sizeof(sub_buffer_size), &sub_buffer_size, NULL);
    printf("Main buffer size: %lu\n", main_buffer_size);
    printf("Sub-buffer size: %lu\n", sub_buffer_size);

    /* Obtain the host pointers */
    clGetMemObjectInfo(main_buffer, CL_MEM_HOST_PTR, sizeof(main_buffer_mem),
    &main_buffer_mem, NULL);
    clGetMemObjectInfo(sub_buffer, CL_MEM_HOST_PTR, sizeof(sub_buffer_mem),
    &sub_buffer_mem, NULL);
    printf("Main buffer memory address: %p\n", main_buffer_mem);
    printf("Sub-buffer memory address: %p\n", sub_buffer_mem);

    /* Print the address of the main data */
    printf("Main array address: %p\n", main_data);

    /* Deallocate resources */

    return 0;

    Well, if someone has an idea of what is bad on this example please let me know. Unfortunately I have not been able to found more information on the author's webpage or through google... thanks!

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Re: error using clCreateSubBuffer

    From the OpenCL Specification document about clCreateSubBuffer:

    The CL_MEM_USE_HOST_PTR, CL_MEM_ALLOC_HOST_PTR and CL_MEM_COPY_HOST_PTR values cannot be specified in flags but are inherited from the corresponding memory access qualifiers associated with buffer.

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