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Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 22:20:28 +0200
From: Lukas Odzioba <>
Subject: Re: AMD GCN ISA development

2013/5/10 Solar Designer <>:
> Daniel, Sayantan, all - have you figured out how we may generate a
> kernel binary from the .isa file (possibly after modifying it)?

Unfortunatelly no, and it seems that we won't be able to do that
without writing our own assembler.
If we decide to do so reading what realhel wrote on AMD forum should
be obligatory:
and this post might be a good motivation to follow this idea:

Not much related to the topic but still worth reading:

I've heard of LLVM backend for GCN:

Headers from
Offline Binary Kernel Generation
Using ObjCopy To Remove Unwanted Sections From The Binary Kernel
Loading A Generated Binary Kernel
- none of them solves our problem but since they're related to what we
already did I decided to share them.

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