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Oversized constant memory cause kernel dumb

Question asked by viscocoa on Feb 13, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2012 by viscocoa

I accidentally past a memory object to the kernel for the constant argument, whose size is over the 64k limit of Radeon HD 5870. That made the kernel totally ignored. I could not find it in the timeline in APP Profiler.


With previous APP SDK, the program compiles and runs with no problem. I guess the __constant memory is simply treated as __global.


Isn't it better to ignore the __constant, or complain that constant memory overflows, rather than to ignore the kernel silently?