nvcc error : 'ptxas' died due to signal 24

This can arise when the ptxas part of the CUDA C/C++ compiler fails, eg due to exceeding CPU limits.

Also seen ptxas failure reported with signal 11 (Invalid memory reference)

Work Around

Possibly associated with buggy CUDA code. E.g. missing i++ in for loop header. Work around is then to fix the buggy code before recompiling.

Possible alternatives:

W.B.Langdon 1 September 2013 (Last update 2nd Sep)