Currently, binaries are built for all supported AMD architectures.
Is it possible to specify one particular architecture to build for? This would speed up build times.
you can specify for which device you want to build program in clBuildProgram() call function.
I'm not aware of any such option other than CL_CONTEXT_OFFLINE_DEVICES_AMD which builds offline binaries for all the supported devices. I'll check though.
Btw, I think, you referred offline compilation/build time by the statement: "This would speed up build times."
I'm not sure why time is a big factor for generating the offline binaries. In general, the offline binaries are generated once and at runtime, only device specific binaries are used for online builds.
Thanks, Dipak. True, I don't need to do an offline build that often, but it still takes quite a bit of time now to do the build, since the compiler is building
for around 20 different architectures. I have a lot of kernels to build, so this is an issue for me. If I could just target Ellesemere, for example,
that would help a lot. I am guessing it would not be a lot of work to only build for a subset of all architectures?
Thanks! I should RTFM !
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