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GLSL "#version 440" breaks std140 layout [Catalyst 15.7.1]

Question asked by valeriog_crytek on Aug 5, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2015 by valeriog_crytek

We have found a consistent issue with uniform buffer layout on our GLSL shaders on Catalyst drivers.

The GPU tested is a Radeon HD 7950 with Catalyst 15.7.1.


The effect is that a shader like this will have an unpredictable UBO layout for any member after the first one:


#version 440

out gl_PerVertex


  vec4 gl_Position;


layout(std140) uniform;

uniform a


  vec4 a0;

  vec4 a1;


void main()


  gl_Position  = vec4(0, 0, 0, 0);

  gl_Position  += a0;

  gl_Position  += a1;



Both shader reflection (GL_OFFSET) and my experiments show that the offset of 'a1' inside 'a' is not the expected 16, but rather a random value, usually between 1200 and 1400.


This incidentally does not happen if we replace the the first line with:

#version 430


Currently we use this as a workaround but it would be nice if the compiler did not have this kind of behavior with version 4.4 shaders, or at least issued an error on compilation.