Enqueues a command to do a memcpy operation.

cl_int clEnqueueSVMMemcpy ( cl_command_queue command_queue,
  cl_bool  blocking_copy ,
  void  *dst_ptr ,
  const void  *src_ptr ,
  size_t  size ,
  cl_uint num_events_in_wait_list,
  const cl_event *event_wait_list,
  cl_event *event)



Refers to the host command-queue in which the read / write command will be queued. command_queue and buffer must be created with the same OpenCL context.


Indicates if the copy operation is blocking or non-blocking.

If blocking_copy is CL_TRUE i.e. the copy command is blocking, clEnqueueSVMMemcpy does not return until the buffer data has been copied into memory pointed to by dst_ptr.

If blocking_copy is CL_FALSE i.e. the copy command is non-blocking, clEnqueueSVMMemcpy queues a non-blocking copy command and returns. The contents of the buffer that dst_ptr point to cannot be used until the copy command has completed. The event argument returns an event object which can be used to query the execution status of the read command. When the copy command has completed, the contents of the buffer that dst_ptr points to can be used by the application.


The size in bytes of data being copied.


The pointer to a memory region where data is copied to.


The pointer to a memory region where data is copied from.

If dst_ptr and/or src_ptr are allocated using clSVMAlloc then they must be allocated from the same context from which command_queue was created. Otherwise the behavior is undefined.

event_wait_list and num_events_in_wait_list

Specify events that need to complete before clEnqueueSVMMemcpy can be executed. If event_wait_list is NULL, then clEnqueueSVMMemcpy does not wait on any event to complete. If event_wait_list is NULL, num_events_in_wait_list must be 0. If event_wait_list is not NULL, the list of events pointed to by event_wait_list must be valid and num_events_in_wait_list must be greater than 0. The events specified in event_wait_list act as synchronization points. The context associated with events in event_wait_list and command_queue must be the same. The memory associated with event_wait_list can be reused or freed after the function returns.


Returns an event object that identifies this particular command and can be used to query or queue a wait for this particular command to complete. event can be NULL in which case it will not be possible for the application to query the status of this command or queue a wait for this command to complete. If the event_wait_list and the event arguments are not NULL, the event argument should not refer to an element of the event_wait_list array.


Returns CL_SUCCESS if the function is executed successfully. Otherwise, it returns one of the following errors:

  • CL_INVALID_COMMAND_QUEUE if command_queue is not a valid host command-queue.
  • CL_INVALID_CONTEXT if the context associated with command_queue and events in event_wait_list are not the same.
  • CL_INVALID_EVENT_WAIT_LIST if event_wait_list is NULL and num_events_in_wait_list > 0, or event_wait_list is not NULL and num_events_in_wait_list is 0, or if event objects in event_wait_list are not valid events.
  • CL_EXEC_STATUS_ERROR_FOR_EVENTS_IN_WAIT_LIST if the copy operation is blocking and the execution status of any of the events in event_wait_list is a negative integer value.
  • CL_INVALID_VALUE if dst_ptr or src_ptr are NULL.
  • CL_INVALID_VALUE if size is 0.
  • CL_MEM_COPY_OVERLAP if the values specified for dst_ptr, src_ptr and size result in an overlapping copy.
  • 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

Shared Virtual Memory Functions

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