C Specification

To release a context, call the function:

cl_int clReleaseContext(
    cl_context context);

Parameters

  • context specifies the OpenCL context to release.

Description

clReleaseContext decrements the context reference count. After the reference count becomes zero and all the objects attached to context (such as memory objects, command-queues) are released, the context is deleted. Using this function to release a reference that was not obtained by creating the object or by calling clRetainContext causes undefined behavior.

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

  • CL_INVALID_CONTEXT if context is not a valid OpenCL 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.

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the OpenCL Specification

This page is extracted from the OpenCL Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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