View Full Version : Extremely slow linking of minimal compute shader

10-07-2015, 10:18 AM
Hi guys. The following compute shader takes over 40 seconds to link. Halving the tempStorage size reduces it to around 8 seconds (still unacceptable), hinting that the linking time somehow relates to the specified SSBO size.

#version 430

layout (local_size_x = 1, local_size_y = 1) in;

layout (binding = 0, std430) buffer values
uint tempStorage[480 * 1080];

void main()

Using an unsized buffer causes the linking to be almost instant. Is this behavior correct? I mean, it's not a huge error, I can work around it. However, the SSBO minimum size requirement was not exceeded at all.

Might be a driver bug. Here's my specs:
Toshiba laptop
Core i7
GPUs: Intel HD4600 (on chip) + NVIDIA GT 740M
Fully updated Windows 10 64bit
Nvidia driver version 358.50 (most recent)

#pragma optimize(off) has no effect, not even changing work group size. Any ideas?