passing local variable from one kernel to another kernel

Discussion created by rotor on Jul 3, 2010
Latest reply on Jul 10, 2010 by LeeHowes
passing local memory pointer

Hi all,

I am considering the possibility of passing local variable (i.e. local memory pointer and/or address) from one kernel to another. So is there anyone here can help a suggestion. The scenario is described below:

- I did the task f1 in kernel k1 and get some results store in a local memory variable (let says __local output_k1[1024]). Now I lunch a second kernel k2 and this kernel k2 wanna get the out put Output_k1 from kernel k1 as k2's input. Traditionally we may need to write back the Output_k1 to the host then the host pass those values located in host memory to the kernel k2. However it is really inefficient to do that, so I want to keep Output_k1 inside the device's local memory and just pass the pointer to that local memory location to kernel k2.

Thank you,