Defined in header <Kokkos_Core.hpp>

#if defined(NDEBUG) and not defined(KOKKOS_ENABLE_DEBUG)
#  define KOKKOS_ASSERT(condition) ((void)0)
#  define KOKKOS_ASSERT(condition) if (!bool(condition)) /*call Kokkos::abort()*/

The definition of the macro KOKKOS_ASSERT depends on other macros, NDEBUG and KOKKOS_ENABLE_DEBUG.

If NDEBUG is defined and KOKKOS_ENABLE_DEBUG is not defined at the point in the source code where <Kokkos_Assert.hpp> or <Kokkos_Core.hpp> is included, then assert does nothing.

If NDEBUG is not defined or KOKKOS_ENABLE_DEBUG is defined, then KOKKOS_ASSERT checks if its argument converted to bool evaluates to false. If it does, KOKKOS_ASSERT calls Kokkos::abort with diagnostic information that includes the text of expression, as well as the values of the predefined macros __FILE__ and __LINE__.


int main(int argc, char* argv[]) {
    Kokkos::initialize(argc, argv);
    KOKKOS_ASSERT(Kokkos::is_initialized());  // callable from the host

    Kokkos::parallel_for(1, KOKKOS_LAMBDA(int i) {
      KOKKOS_ASSERT(i == 0);  // also callable from the device side

    assert(Kokkos::is_finalized());  // exclusively callable on the host


  • Since version 4.2, KOKKOS_ASSERT is also available from <Kokkos_Assert.hpp>.

  • In contrast to assert from the C++ standard library, it is legal to call KOKKOS_ASSERT from a KOKKOS_FUNCTION.

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