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Module Management - module management functions of the low-level CUDA driver API

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Module Management - module management functions of the low-level CUDA driver API ( cuda.h)
 

Functions


CUresult cuLinkAddData (CUlinkState state, CUjitInputType type, void *data, size_t size, const char *name, unsigned int numOptions, CUjit_option *options, void **optionValues)
 
Add an input to a pending linker invocation. CUresult cuLinkAddFile (CUlinkState state, CUjitInputType type, const char *path, unsigned int numOptions, CUjit_option *options, void **optionValues)
 
Add a file input to a pending linker invocation. CUresult cuLinkComplete (CUlinkState state, void **cubinOut, size_t *sizeOut)
 
Complete a pending linker invocation. CUresult cuLinkCreate (unsigned int numOptions, CUjit_option *options, void **optionValues, CUlinkState *stateOut)
 
Creates a pending JIT linker invocation. CUresult cuLinkDestroy (CUlinkState state)
 
Destroys state for a JIT linker invocation. CUresult cuModuleGetFunction ( CUfunction *hfunc, CUmodule hmod, const char *name)
 
Returns a function handle. CUresult cuModuleGetGlobal (CUdeviceptr *dptr, size_t *bytes, CUmodule hmod, const char *name)
 
Returns a global pointer from a module. CUresult cuModuleGetSurfRef ( CUsurfref *pSurfRef, CUmodule hmod, const char *name)
 
Returns a handle to a surface reference. CUresult cuModuleGetTexRef ( CUtexref *pTexRef, CUmodule hmod, const char *name)
 
Returns a handle to a texture reference. CUresult cuModuleLoad ( CUmodule *module, const char *fname)
 
Loads a compute module. CUresult cuModuleLoadData (CUmodule *module, const void *image)
 
Load a module's data. CUresult cuModuleLoadDataEx (CUmodule *module, const void *image, unsigned int numOptions, CUjit_option *options, void **optionValues)
 
Load a module's data with options. CUresult cuModuleLoadFatBinary ( CUmodule *module, const void *fatCubin)
 
Load a module's data. CUresult cuModuleUnload (CUmodule hmod)
 
Unloads a module.

Detailed Description

This section describes the module management functions of the low-level CUDA driver application programming interface.

Function Documentation

CUresult cuLinkAddData (CUlinkState state, CUjitInputType type, void * data, size_t size, const char * name, unsigned int numOptions, CUjit_option * options, void ** optionValues)

Ownership of data is retained by the caller. No reference is retained to any inputs after this call returns.
This method accepts only compiler options, which are used if the data must be compiled from PTX, and does not accept any of CU_JIT_WALL_TIME, CU_JIT_INFO_LOG_BUFFER, CU_JIT_ERROR_LOG_BUFFER, CU_JIT_TARGET_FROM_CUCONTEXT, or CU_JIT_TARGET.
Parameters:
state A pending linker action.
 
type The type of the input data.
 
data The input data. PTX must be NULL-terminated.
 
size The length of the input data.
 
name An optional name for this input in log messages.
 
numOptions Size of options.
 
options Options to be applied only for this input (overrides options from cuLinkCreate).
 
optionValues Array of option values, each cast to void *.
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_IMAGE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_PTX, CUDA_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY, CUDA_ERROR_NO_BINARY_FOR_GPU
See also:
cuLinkCreate, cuLinkAddFile, cuLinkComplete, cuLinkDestroy

CUresult cuLinkAddFile (CUlinkState state, CUjitInputType type, const char * path, unsigned int numOptions, CUjit_option * options, void ** optionValues)

No reference is retained to any inputs after this call returns.
This method accepts only compiler options, which are used if the input must be compiled from PTX, and does not accept any of CU_JIT_WALL_TIME, CU_JIT_INFO_LOG_BUFFER, CU_JIT_ERROR_LOG_BUFFER, CU_JIT_TARGET_FROM_CUCONTEXT, or CU_JIT_TARGET.
This method is equivalent to invoking cuLinkAddData on the contents of the file.
Parameters:
state A pending linker action
 
type The type of the input data
 
path Path to the input file
 
numOptions Size of options
 
options Options to be applied only for this input (overrides options from cuLinkCreate)
 
optionValues Array of option values, each cast to void *
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_IMAGE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_PTX, CUDA_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY, CUDA_ERROR_NO_BINARY_FOR_GPU
See also:
cuLinkCreate, cuLinkAddData, cuLinkComplete, cuLinkDestroy

CUresult cuLinkComplete (CUlinkState state, void ** cubinOut, size_t * sizeOut)

Completes the pending linker action and returns the cubin image for the linked device code, which can be used with cuModuleLoadData. The cubin is owned by state, so it should be loaded before state is destroyed via cuLinkDestroy. This call does not destroy state.
Parameters:
state A pending linker invocation
 
cubinOut On success, this will point to the output image
 
sizeOut Optional parameter to receive the size of the generated image
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE, CUDA_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY
See also:
cuLinkCreate, cuLinkAddData, cuLinkAddFile, cuLinkDestroy, cuModuleLoadData

CUresult cuLinkCreate (unsigned int numOptions, CUjit_option * options, void ** optionValues, CUlinkState * stateOut)

If the call is successful, the caller owns the returned CUlinkState, which should eventually be destroyed with cuLinkDestroy. The device code machine size (32 or 64 bit) will match the calling application.
Both linker and compiler options may be specified. Compiler options will be applied to inputs to this linker action which must be compiled from PTX. The options CU_JIT_WALL_TIME, CU_JIT_INFO_LOG_BUFFER_SIZE_BYTES, and CU_JIT_ERROR_LOG_BUFFER_SIZE_BYTES will accumulate data until the CUlinkState is destroyed.
optionValues must remain valid for the life of the CUlinkState if output options are used. No other references to inputs are maintained after this call returns.
Parameters:
numOptions Size of options arrays
 
options Array of linker and compiler options
 
optionValues Array of option values, each cast to void *
 
stateOut On success, this will contain a CUlinkState to specify and complete this action
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuLinkAddData, cuLinkAddFile, cuLinkComplete, cuLinkDestroy

CUresult cuLinkDestroy (CUlinkState state)

Parameters:
state State object for the linker invocation
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE
See also:
cuLinkCreate

CUresult cuModuleGetFunction ( CUfunction * hfunc, CUmodule hmod, const char * name)

Returns in *hfunc the handle of the function of name name located in module hmod. If no function of that name exists, cuModuleGetFunction() returns CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND.
Parameters:
hfunc - Returned function handle
 
hmod - Module to retrieve function from
 
name - Name of function to retrieve
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuModuleGetGlobal, cuModuleGetTexRef, cuModuleLoad, cuModuleLoadData, cuModuleLoadDataEx, cuModuleLoadFatBinary, cuModuleUnload

CUresult cuModuleGetGlobal ( CUdeviceptr * dptr, size_t * bytes, CUmodule hmod, const char * name)

Returns in *dptr and *bytes the base pointer and size of the global of name name located in module hmod. If no variable of that name exists, cuModuleGetGlobal() returns CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND. Both parameters dptr and bytes are optional. If one of them is NULL, it is ignored.
Parameters:
dptr - Returned global device pointer
 
bytes - Returned global size in bytes
 
hmod - Module to retrieve global from
 
name - Name of global to retrieve
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuModuleGetFunction, cuModuleGetTexRef, cuModuleLoad, cuModuleLoadData, cuModuleLoadDataEx, cuModuleLoadFatBinary, cuModuleUnload

CUresult cuModuleGetSurfRef ( CUsurfref * pSurfRef, CUmodule hmod, const char * name)

Returns in *pSurfRef the handle of the surface reference of name name in the module hmod. If no surface reference of that name exists, cuModuleGetSurfRef() returns CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND.
Parameters:
pSurfRef - Returned surface reference
 
hmod - Module to retrieve surface reference from
 
name - Name of surface reference to retrieve
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuModuleGetFunction, cuModuleGetGlobal, cuModuleGetTexRef, cuModuleLoad, cuModuleLoadData, cuModuleLoadDataEx, cuModuleLoadFatBinary, cuModuleUnload

CUresult cuModuleGetTexRef ( CUtexref * pTexRef, CUmodule hmod, const char * name)

Returns in *pTexRef the handle of the texture reference of name name in the module hmod. If no texture reference of that name exists, cuModuleGetTexRef() returns CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND. This texture reference handle should not be destroyed, since it will be destroyed when the module is unloaded.
Parameters:
pTexRef - Returned texture reference
 
hmod - Module to retrieve texture reference from
 
name - Name of texture reference to retrieve
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuModuleGetFunction, cuModuleGetGlobal, cuModuleGetSurfRef, cuModuleLoad, cuModuleLoadData, cuModuleLoadDataEx, cuModuleLoadFatBinary, cuModuleUnload

CUresult cuModuleLoad ( CUmodule * module, const char * fname)

Takes a filename fname and loads the corresponding module module into the current context. The CUDA driver API does not attempt to lazily allocate the resources needed by a module; if the memory for functions and data (constant and global) needed by the module cannot be allocated, cuModuleLoad() fails. The file should be a cubin file as output by nvcc, or a PTX file either as output by nvcc or handwritten, or a fatbin file as output by nvcc from toolchain 4.0 or later.
Parameters:
module - Returned module
 
fname - Filename of module to load
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_PTX, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND, CUDA_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY, CUDA_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND, CUDA_ERROR_NO_BINARY_FOR_GPU, CUDA_ERROR_SHARED_OBJECT_SYMBOL_NOT_FOUND, CUDA_ERROR_SHARED_OBJECT_INIT_FAILED
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuModuleGetFunction, cuModuleGetGlobal, cuModuleGetTexRef, cuModuleLoadData, cuModuleLoadDataEx, cuModuleLoadFatBinary, cuModuleUnload

CUresult cuModuleLoadData ( CUmodule * module, const void * image)

Takes a pointer image and loads the corresponding module module into the current context. The pointer may be obtained by mapping a cubin or PTX or fatbin file, passing a cubin or PTX or fatbin file as a NULL-terminated text string, or incorporating a cubin or fatbin object into the executable resources and using operating system calls such as Windows FindResource() to obtain the pointer.
Parameters:
module - Returned module
 
image - Module data to load
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_PTX, CUDA_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY, CUDA_ERROR_NO_BINARY_FOR_GPU, CUDA_ERROR_SHARED_OBJECT_SYMBOL_NOT_FOUND, CUDA_ERROR_SHARED_OBJECT_INIT_FAILED
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuModuleGetFunction, cuModuleGetGlobal, cuModuleGetTexRef, cuModuleLoad, cuModuleLoadDataEx, cuModuleLoadFatBinary, cuModuleUnload

CUresult cuModuleLoadDataEx ( CUmodule * module, const void * image, unsigned int numOptions, CUjit_option * options, void ** optionValues)

Takes a pointer image and loads the corresponding module module into the current context. The pointer may be obtained by mapping a cubin or PTX or fatbin file, passing a cubin or PTX or fatbin file as a NULL-terminated text string, or incorporating a cubin or fatbin object into the executable resources and using operating system calls such as Windows FindResource() to obtain the pointer. Options are passed as an array via options and any corresponding parameters are passed in optionValues. The number of total options is supplied via numOptions. Any outputs will be returned via optionValues.
Parameters:
module - Returned module
 
image - Module data to load
 
numOptions - Number of options
 
options - Options for JIT
 
optionValues - Option values for JIT
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_PTX, CUDA_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY, CUDA_ERROR_NO_BINARY_FOR_GPU, CUDA_ERROR_SHARED_OBJECT_SYMBOL_NOT_FOUND, CUDA_ERROR_SHARED_OBJECT_INIT_FAILED
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuModuleGetFunction, cuModuleGetGlobal, cuModuleGetTexRef, cuModuleLoad, cuModuleLoadData, cuModuleLoadFatBinary, cuModuleUnload

CUresult cuModuleLoadFatBinary ( CUmodule * module, const void * fatCubin)

Takes a pointer fatCubin and loads the corresponding module module into the current context. The pointer represents a fat binary object, which is a collection of different cubin and/or PTX files, all representing the same device code, but compiled and optimized for different architectures.
Prior to CUDA 4.0, there was no documented API for constructing and using fat binary objects by programmers. Starting with CUDA 4.0, fat binary objects can be constructed by providing the -fatbin option to nvcc. More information can be found in the nvcc document.
Parameters:
module - Returned module
 
fatCubin - Fat binary to load
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_PTX, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_FOUND, CUDA_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY, CUDA_ERROR_NO_BINARY_FOR_GPU, CUDA_ERROR_SHARED_OBJECT_SYMBOL_NOT_FOUND, CUDA_ERROR_SHARED_OBJECT_INIT_FAILED
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuModuleGetFunction, cuModuleGetGlobal, cuModuleGetTexRef, cuModuleLoad, cuModuleLoadData, cuModuleLoadDataEx, cuModuleUnload

CUresult cuModuleUnload ( CUmodule hmod)

Unloads a module hmod from the current context.
Parameters:
hmod - Module to unload
Returns:
CUDA_SUCCESS, CUDA_ERROR_DEINITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT, CUDA_ERROR_INVALID_VALUE
Note:
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cuModuleGetFunction, cuModuleGetGlobal, cuModuleGetTexRef, cuModuleLoad, cuModuleLoadData, cuModuleLoadDataEx, cuModuleLoadFatBinary

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