Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 03:03:21 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: cl_khr_byte_addressable_store On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 12:45:56AM +0200, magnum wrote: > Then I'm afraid you lost me. Just how should I approach this? Should I > do two separate kernels or should I try some kind of bit-flipping > madness that just might work on both AMD and nvidia? I can't speak for Milen, but I guess that to write a byte you need to read a naturally aligned 4-byte word, mask out the original byte in it, OR in your new byte value, and write that word back. Of course, this is non-atomic, but you should not be accessing nearby bytes from another thread anyway. An obvious optimization would be to combine multiple byte writes together such that you read/write fewer words (such as one per 4 bytes). Alexander
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