Creates a program object for a context, and loads the information related to the built-in kernels into a program object.

cl_program clCreateProgramWithBuiltInKernels ( cl_context context,
  cl_uint num_devices,
  const cl_device_id *device_list,
  const char *kernel_names,
  cl_int *errcode_ret)



Must be a valid OpenCL context.


The number of devices listed in device_list.


A pointer to a list of devices that are in context. device_list must be a non-NULL value. The built-in kernels are loaded for devices specified in this list.

The devices associated with the program object will be the list of devices specified by device_list. The list of devices specified by device_list must be devices associated with context.


A semi-colon separated list of built-in kernel names.


Returns a valid non-zero program object and errcode_ret is set to CL_SUCCESS if the program object is created successfully. Otherwise, it returns a NULL value with one of the following error values returned in errcode_ret:

  • CL_INVALID_CONTEXT if context is not a valid context.
  • CL_INVALID_VALUE if device_list is NULL or num_devices is zero;
  • CL_INVALID_VALUE if kernel_names is NULL or kernel_names contains a kernel name that is not supported by any of the devices in device_list.
  • CL_INVALID_DEVICE if devices listed in device_list are not in the list of devices associated with context.
  • CL_OUT_OF_RESOURCES if there is a failure to allocate resources required by the OpenCL implementation on the device.
  • CL_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY if there is a failure to allocate resources required by the OpenCL implementation on the host.


OpenCL Specification

Also see

clCreateProgramWithSource, clReleaseProgram, clRetainProgram, Cardinality Diagram

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