Seti@Home OpenCL program starts then returns: "CL file build failure"
Submitted by thi..@..il.com
Assigned to mes..@..op.org
Running Messa 17.4 Podaka PPA under Ubuntu 17.10 using AMD/ATI video card (RX 480) and an AMD Ryzen 1700. (Though I'm sure its a graphics driver/system related issue, not a CPU issue)
This is an OpenCL error.
Seti@home, via BOINC, using proprietary AMDGPU-Pro drivers for OpenCL, works as expected so it is likely that there is either a bug, or something unfinished, in the Open Source OpenCL driver that is failing.
As a side note, in 2015 this issue hit the nVidia side of things generating this issue: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77133#1665089
This might give you an idea of what may be occurring in the AMD driver side of things.
I am reporting the bug to help improve the open source driver stack.