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Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:29:41 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: Changes to common-opencl.c

On 01/13/2013 03:42 AM, magnum wrote:
> On 13 Jan, 2013, at 3:32 , Lukas Odzioba <> wrote:
>> 2013/1/13 Claudio André <>:
>>> - now it is possible to have --platform=1 --device=0 or --devices=1,2,3.
>>> But, in such a case there are three variables keeping the 'same information'
>>> inside formats. device_id, platform_id and ocl_gpu_id (the sequential
>>> number).
>> --devices=1,2,3 seems to be not implemented yet in your patch, or at
>> least I don't see it.
>> Maybe we could do something like --devices=all - I think that was magnum's idea.
> Simply change the existing --device option to --devices and with John's normal way of allowing abbreviations, --device will still work as well :-)
> Then of course there's some parsing to do. With VCL (which is awesome) in mind, I think support for all these forms will be appreciated:
> --device=3
> --devices=1,2,5
> --devices=3-5
> --devices=gpus
> --devices=cpus
> --devices=all

If you intend to include this 1.7.9-jumbo-8, keep in mind that I might
need to adjust john.bash-completion, once the new logic is fixed.
(It probably a trivial change, but may be you need to help me testing it.)


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