[Openmp-dev] Location for omptarget

Hahnfeld, Jonas via Openmp-dev openmp-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Sep 30 04:42:50 PDT 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: C Bergström [mailto:cbergstrom at pathscale.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 1:35 PM
> To: Hahnfeld, Jonas
> Cc: Narayanaswamy, Ravi; LLVM-OpenMP (openmp-dev at lists.llvm.org)
> Subject: Re: [Openmp-dev] Location for omptarget
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Hahnfeld, Jonas <Hahnfeld at itc.rwth-
> aachen.de> wrote:
> >
> > We already have "liboffload", I don't think that’s a clever name... I'm fine
> with "libomptarget" but I don't really care too much about the name.
> Some semi-sarcastic questions if you don't mind
> ------------
> So are target regions offloaded? What does liboffload do if it doesn't help a
> target region get offloaded onto the device? (I realize that you can
> implement a target region as tasks, but why can't we leverage the existing
> task code to accomplish that then..

I think that's a misunderstanding: I'm only saying that there already is Intel's liboffload that does exactly this but that will not be compatible with Clang. See http://llvm.org/svn/llvm-project/openmp/trunk/offload/
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