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[DX11] InterlockedMin works wrong?

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hello,

[size=2]code snippet from Compute Shader 5.0[/size]:
[CODE]
groupshared int3 sMin;
...
InterlockedMin(sMin.x, asint(viewPosition.x));
...
[/CODE]
In code snippet above there is groupshared variable that holds minimum position value across the thread group. I noticed the case that the [i]InterlockedMin[/i] works wrong when [i]sMin.x == 0[/i] and [i]viewPosition == some_negaive_sign_value[/i]. After the operation [i]sMin.x == 0[/i].

Question: why negative value doesn't take as minimal value? In documentation mentioned that [i]uint[/i] and [i]int[/i] [i]types [/i]are supported by [i]InterlockedMin[/i], so the sine should takes in account in case of [i]int[/i] type.

I use nSight to profiler via network to debug shaders. The graphics adapter on target PC is GeForce GTX 460.

Any help would be appreciated.. Edited by user88
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I found work around simply inverting sign bit. For those who are interested:
[CODE]
groupshared uint3 sMin;
...
uint3 InvertSignBit(uint3 value)
{
return ((~value) & uint3(0x80000000, 0x80000000, 0x80000000)) | (value & uint3(0x7FFFFFFF, 0x7FFFFFFF, 0x7FFFFFFF));
}
...
InterlockedMin(sMin.x, InvertSignBit(asint(viewPosition).x);
...
GroupMemoryBarrierWithGroupSync();
uint3 signedSMin = InvertSignBit(sMin);
float3 minViewPosition = asfloat(signedSMin);
[/CODE]

Edit:
No.. Unfortunately this is not a solution. Min for values with negative sing is wrong. Edited by user88
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InterlockedMin takes a uint parameter, hence it only works with unsigned integers. If you pass it an int, it will treat it as an unsigned integer which will cause negative numbers to be treated as [i]greater[/i] than positive numbers.
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Ok, thanks for answer MJP. Strange why Microsoft didn't noticed it in MSDN?..

For those who are interested in work around, i use two functions for signed values (this time the code is working <_<) :
[CODE]
uint IntToUIntInRange(uint value)
{
if ((value & 0x80000000) == 0)
{
return 0x80000000 | value;
}
else
{
return ~value;
}
}
uint UIntToIntInRange(uint value)
{
if ((value & 0x80000000) != 0)
{
return 0x7FFFFFFF & value;
}
else
{
return ~value;
}
}
[/CODE]
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The MSDN [url="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff471483%28v=vs.85%29.aspx"]documentation[/url] says that it takes a uint.
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