cudaError_t cudaMalloc3D ( struct cudaPitchedPtr pitchedDevPtr,
struct cudaExtent  extent 

Allocates at least width * height * depth bytes of linear memory on the device and returns a cudaPitchedPtr in which ptr is a pointer to the allocated memory. The function may pad the allocation to ensure hardware alignment requirements are met. The pitch returned in the pitch field of pitchedDevPtr is the width in bytes of the allocation.

The returned cudaPitchedPtr contains additional fields xsize and ysize, the logical width and height of the allocation, which are equivalent to the width and height extent parameters provided by the programmer during allocation.

For allocations of 2D and 3D objects, it is highly recommended that programmers perform allocations using cudaMalloc3D() or cudaMallocPitch(). Due to alignment restrictions in the hardware, this is especially true if the application will be performing memory copies involving 2D or 3D objects (whether linear memory or CUDA arrays).

pitchedDevPtr - Pointer to allocated pitched device memory
extent - Requested allocation size (width field in bytes)
cudaSuccess, cudaErrorMemoryAllocation
Note that this function may also return error codes from previous, asynchronous launches.
See also:
cudaMallocPitch, cudaFree, cudaMemcpy3D, cudaMemset3D, cudaMalloc3DArray, cudaMallocArray, cudaFreeArray, cudaMallocHost (C API), cudaFreeHost, cudaHostAlloc, make_cudaPitchedPtr, make_cudaExtent

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