Enumeration to identify memory ordering constraints.



The OpenCL C programming language implements a subset of the C11 atomics (refer to section 7.17 of the C11 specification) and synchronization operations. These operations play a special role in making assignments in one work-item visible to another. A synchronization operation on one or more memory locations is either an acquire operation, a release operation, or both an acquire and release operation. (The C11 consume operation is not supported.) A synchronization operation without an associated memory location is a fence and can be either an acquire fence, a release fence or both an acquire and release fence. In addition, there are relaxed atomic operations, which are not synchronization operations, and atomic read-modify-write operations which have special characteristics

The enumerated type memory_order specifies the detailed regular (non-atomic) memory synchronization operations as defined in section of the C11 specification and may provide for operation ordering. Its enumeration constants are as follows:


The memory_order can be used when performing atomic operations to global or local memory.



OpenCL Specification

Also see

Atomic Functions, memory_scope

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