Error HandlingΒΆ

C++ exception handling is the basis for handling error conditions in the programming model. Some restrictions on exceptions are in place due to the asynchronous nature of host and device execution. For example, it is not possible to throw an exception in kernel scope and catch it (in the traditional sense) in application scope. Instead, there are a set of restrictions and expectations in place when performing error handling. These include:

  • At application scope, the full C++ exception handling mechanisms and capability are valid as long as there is no expectation that exceptions can cross to kernel scope.

  • At the command group scope, exceptions are asynchronous with respect to the application scope. During command group construction, an async_handler can be declared to handle any exceptions occurring during execution in the command group.

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