E.1 OpenCL 1.2 compiler options
OpenCL 1.2 adds options for offline and online compilation.
The following options are added in OpenCL 1.2:
- Online compilation
- In OpenCL 1.2, you can compile and link separate OpenCL files during online compilation. Any
compiler flags you specify for compilation are used for frontend and
middle-level optimizations. These flags are discarded during backend compilation
and linking. You can also specify a limited list of compiler flags during the
linking phase. These flags are forwarded to the compiler backend after
- You can supply different flags during the compilation of different modules because they only
affect the frontend and mid-level transformation of separate modules. Later in
the build process, the commonly linked module overrides these flags with the
flags passed during the linking phase, to the overall linking program. It is
safe to mix modules that are compiled separately with different various options,
because only a limited set of linking flags are applied to the overall program.
- The full set of flags can only affect early compilation steps. For example, if
-cl-opt-disable is passed, it only disables the early
optimization phases. During the linking phase, the
-cl-opt-disable option is ignored and the backend optimizes
-cl-opt-disable is ignored because it is not a
permitted link-time option.
- Offline compilation
- For customers with access to the
compiler, in OpenCL 1.2, the compilation and linking steps are not available
separately on the command line. Compilation and linking occur in one stage, with
the source files you specify on the command line.
- You can specify several build options together with the source files. These
flags are applied to all files and all compilation phases from the frontend to
the backend, to produce the final binary.
- For example:
mali_clcc -cl-opt-disable file1.cl file2.cl -o prog.bin