[Openmp-commits] [PATCH] D64217: [OpenMP][NFCI] Cleanup the target state queue implementation

Alexey Bataev via Phabricator via Openmp-commits openmp-commits at lists.llvm.org
Fri Jul 5 18:33:31 PDT 2019

ABataev added inline comments.

Comment at: openmp/libomptarget/deviceRTLs/nvptx/src/state-queue.h:1
-//===--------- statequeue.h - NVPTX OpenMP GPU State Queue ------- CUDA -*-===//
+//===--- state-queue.h --- OpenMP target state queue ------------*- C++ -*-===//
hfinkel wrote:
> jdoerfert wrote:
> > ABataev wrote:
> > > jdoerfert wrote:
> > > > ABataev wrote:
> > > > > jdoerfert wrote:
> > > > > > ABataev wrote:
> > > > > > > jdoerfert wrote:
> > > > > > > > ABataev wrote:
> > > > > > > > > I think it is better to mark it as Cuda, not C/C++, since it contains some Cuda specific constructs.
> > > > > > > > I though I removed all of them, if I haven't we should. The idea is that this "core logic" code should _not_ be CUDA code but something else, e.g., C++ seems natural.
> > > > > > > Nope, `INLINE` macro is expanded into cuda specific attributes.
> > > > > > It is a macro and macros are not specific to CUDA. To what it expands if this file is included from the CUDA code right now is not relevant. This is a first step and we will have to move these files into the common folder (see the RFC). The macro definition will be in the device specific parts and they can then use whatever device (language) specific extensions they want without making these part specific to that device (language) extension. That is, after all, the main motivation behind these patches.
> > > > > But anyway, you need to compile it in cuda or hip mode, not pure c++. I think it is better for tbe developer to understand from the very beginning that this code requires cuda or hip compiler.
> > > > Given that this is "a header file", there is really no telling if "it is" C/C++/Cuda/Hip/OpenCL/Sycl/... 
> > > > 
> > > > All it should require is Clang (potentially in some mode). Given the new OpenMP standard, the mode could reasonably be "-fpoenmp -fopenmp-targets=...". 
> > > Not necessarily.currently, it can be compiled with nvcc too. It does not produce bc file, but can be linked and works. So, clang is not necessarily a requirement here.
> > > What I'm saying that it is better to inform the developer that this code requires cuda or hip compiler, not pure c++ compiler.
> > It does not require cuda or hip.
> I think that it's useful to think about this in the following way: We often write code that requires, at least given some configuration of the preprocessor, various extensions to standard C++. CUDA and HIP are C++ extensions. Code using __builtin_frame_address or `__attribute__((always_inline))` or vector intrinsics is code using C++ extensions. If the code can only be compiled with CUDA extensions enabled, then by all means, using .cu is appropriate. If it can be compiled without use of C++ extensions, or with a wide variety of C++ extensions, given different configurations of the preprocessor, then just calling it a "C++" source file seems reasonable.
Hal, I agree, but this code cannot be compiled without cuda correctly.  You need to generate the device code for these functions and because of this they must be marked as `__device__` functions. This is cuda specific modifier that tells the compiler that we don't need the host version of this code, just the device part. But if you think that this is not important, ok, mark it as c++.

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