device=GPU compiler hangs

Discussion created by CaptGreg on Sep 6, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 6, 2011 by MicahVillmow
program compiles and runs with device=CPU, but opencl compiler hangs with device=GPU

A non trivial OpenCL 7000 line OpenCL program compiles and executes correctly using the CPU as a target.

 cl::Context context(CL_DEVICE_TYPE_CPU, ...
(everything OK, program builds and executes correctly)

The OpenCL compiler hangs when we try compiling the same code specificing the GPU as thte target device

cl::Context context(CL_DEVICE_TYPE_GPU, ...

The primary environment is

   Intel i7 980 CPU (Dell XPS 9100)
   Sapphire HD 6970
   either Ubuntu 10.04 LTS AMD64 or WIN7 VS 2008
   Catalyst 11_8
   AMD APP 2.5

The choice of OS makes no differnce:  device=CPU works but with device=GPU, the OpenCL compiler hangs.

We have tried Catalyst 11_5, 11_6, 11_7, 11_8 and APP 2.4 as well as 2.5 with identical results in both the Ubuntu and WIN7 environments.

We have tried using gnu gcc in C99 mode (-std=c99) to search for questionable or bad syntax.