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What the error "HSAIL doesn't support OpenCL extension spir" means?

I am trying to use SPIR in Windows with the latest AMD Adrenalin 19.5.2, but since I upgraded to the latest version I'm getting this error in the call to clBuildProgramWithBinary

Error: HSAIL doesn't support OpenCL extension spir.
An invalid binary was detected.
Error: BRIG code generation failed.

However, clinfo still reports SPIR support:

Platform Name                                   AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
Number of devices 1
Device Name Baffin
Device Vendor Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Device Vendor ID 0x1002
Device Version OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (2841.5)
Driver Version 2841.5
Device OpenCL C Version OpenCL C 2.0
Device Type GPU
Device Board Name (AMD) Radeon(TM) RX 460 Graphics
Device Topology (AMD) PCI-E, 01:00.0
Device Profile FULL_PROFILE
Device Available Yes
Compiler Available Yes
Linker Available Yes
Max compute units 14
SIMD per compute unit (AMD) 4
SIMD width (AMD) 16
SIMD instruction width (AMD) 1
Max clock frequency 1212MHz
Graphics IP (AMD) 8.0
Device Partition (core)
Max number of sub-devices 14
Supported partition types None
Supported affinity domains (n/a)
Max work item dimensions 3
Max work item sizes 1024x1024x1024
Max work group size 256
Preferred work group size (AMD) 256
Max work group size (AMD) 1024
Preferred work group size multiple 64
Wavefront width (AMD) 64
Preferred / native vector sizes
char 4 / 4
short 2 / 2
int 1 / 1
long 1 / 1
half 1 / 1 (cl_khr_fp16)
float 1 / 1
double 1 / 1 (cl_khr_fp64)
Half-precision Floating-point support (cl_khr_fp16)
Denormals No
Infinity and NANs No
Round to nearest No
Round to zero No
Round to infinity No
IEEE754-2008 fused multiply-add No
Support is emulated in software No
Single-precision Floating-point support (core)
Denormals No
Infinity and NANs Yes
Round to nearest Yes
Round to zero Yes
Round to infinity Yes
IEEE754-2008 fused multiply-add Yes
Support is emulated in software No
Correctly-rounded divide and sqrt operations Yes
Double-precision Floating-point support (cl_khr_fp64)
Denormals Yes
Infinity and NANs Yes
Round to nearest Yes
Round to zero Yes
Round to infinity Yes
IEEE754-2008 fused multiply-add Yes
Support is emulated in software No
Address bits 64, Little-Endian
Global memory size 2147483648 (2GiB)
Global free memory (AMD) 2046441 (1.952GiB)
Global memory channels (AMD) 4
Global memory banks per channel (AMD) 16
Global memory bank width (AMD) 256 bytes
Error Correction support No
Max memory allocation 1597190963 (1.487GiB)
Unified memory for Host and Device No
Shared Virtual Memory (SVM) capabilities (core)
Coarse-grained buffer sharing Yes
Fine-grained buffer sharing Yes
Fine-grained system sharing No
Atomics No
Minimum alignment for any data type 128 bytes
Alignment of base address 2048 bits (256 bytes)
Preferred alignment for atomics
SVM 0 bytes
Global 0 bytes
Local 0 bytes
Max size for global variable 1437471744 (1.339GiB)
Preferred total size of global vars 2147483648 (2GiB)
Global Memory cache type Read/Write
Global Memory cache size 16384 (16KiB)
Global Memory cache line size 64 bytes
Image support Yes
Max number of samplers per kernel 16
Max size for 1D images from buffer 134217728 pixels
Max 1D or 2D image array size 2048 images
Base address alignment for 2D image buffers 256 bytes
Pitch alignment for 2D image buffers 256 pixels
Max 2D image size 16384x16384 pixels
Max 3D image size 2048x2048x2048 pixels
Max number of read image args 128
Max number of write image args 64
Max number of read/write image args 64
Max number of pipe args 16
Max active pipe reservations 16
Max pipe packet size 1597190963 (1.487GiB)
Local memory type Local
Local memory size 32768 (32KiB)
Local memory syze per CU (AMD) 65536 (64KiB)
Local memory banks (AMD) 32
Max number of constant args 8
Max constant buffer size 1597190963 (1.487GiB)
Preferred constant buffer size (AMD) 16384 (16KiB)
Max size of kernel argument 1024
Queue properties (on host)
Out-of-order execution No
Profiling Yes
Queue properties (on device)
Out-of-order execution Yes
Profiling Yes
Preferred size 262144 (256KiB)
Max size 8388608 (8MiB)
Max queues on device 1
Max events on device 1024
Prefer user sync for interop Yes
Profiling timer resolution 1ns
Profiling timer offset since Epoch (AMD) 1558603794939220600ns (Thu May 23 10:29:54 2019)
Execution capabilities
Run OpenCL kernels Yes
Run native kernels No
Thread trace supported (AMD) Yes
Number of async queues (AMD) 2
Max real-time compute queues (AMD) 2
Max real-time compute units (AMD) 4
SPIR versions 1.2
printf() buffer size 4194304 (4MiB)
Built-in kernels (n/a)
Device Extensions cl_khr_fp64 cl_amd_fp64 cl_khr_global_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_global_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_int64_base_atomics cl_khr_int64_extended_atomics cl_khr_3d_image_writes cl_khr_byte_addressable_store cl_khr_fp16 cl_khr_gl_sharing cl_khr_gl_depth_images cl_amd_device_attribute_query cl_amd_vec3 cl_amd_printf cl_amd_media_ops cl_amd_media_ops2 cl_amd_popcnt cl_khr_d3d10_sharing cl_khr_d3d11_sharing cl_khr_dx9_media_sharing cl_khr_image2d_from_buffer cl_khr_spir cl_khr_subgroups cl_khr_gl_event cl_khr_depth_images cl_khr_mipmap_image cl_khr_mipmap_image_writes cl_amd_liquid_flash cl_amd_planar_yuv

As one can see, SPIR Versions reports 1.2 and the cl_khr_spir is in the extension list.

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Re: What the error "HSAIL doesn't support OpenCL extension spir" means?

The error you are getting because SPIR is no longer supported by the HSAIL compiler tool-chain which is used for 2nd generation GCN and newer devices. 

Regarding the SPIR extension, it is a known issue. I agree that the extension should not be reported in this case. I already reported it to the concerned team but it still seems to be present there. I'll notify them again.

By the way, here is a related thread:  SPIR support in new drivers lost