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Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:14:46 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: nVidia Maxwell support (especially descrypt)?

On 2014-09-11 10:39, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 09:54:39AM +0200, magnum wrote:
>> For example, it fails
>> building under later AMD drivers due to excessive use of 'goto'. Some
>> other drivers commit suic^Wsegfault while trying to sort it out. I
>> believe using goto in an OpenCL kernel is really begging for problems.
> I'd say it's a compiler problem, but yes we may have to workaround it by
> stopping to use goto, even though this kernel's uses of goto are
> reasonable.

Claudio found this:

"Re: Error:E010:Irreducible ControlFlow Detected
That means you have some goto jumping into the middle of a loop. OpenCL 
compilers are not required to support this kind of unstructured code. 
Even on compiler that support it, it may hurt performance quite a bit."

(David Garcia is member of the OpenCL standard committee)

I can't see any place where we are jumping *into* a loop though, just 
out of loops. But that message is precisely what 14.6beta emits when it 
throws in the towel.


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