OpenCV Cuda: No Kernel Image is Available

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I am trying to do basic GPU manipulation with the camera stream on a Jetson Xavier NX, whenever I try to run the linked code I get the following error:

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'cv::Exception' what(): OpenCV(4.2.0) /home/hacksmith/opencv_contrib/modules/cudawarping/src/cuda/ error: (-217:Gpu API call) no kernel image is available for execution on the device in function 'call_resize_linear_glob' Aborted

I am running Stock Jetpack, Opencv 4.2, Cuda 10.2, and CUDNN 7.6.5

I am unsure where to proceed from here, thanks for any suggestions!


Usually, this indicates that your OpenCV doesn’t build with correct GPU architecture.
For XavierNX, you should build it with sm_72 support.

It’s recommended to fallback your cuDNN into v8.0.
And build the OpenCV from source with this script:



I ran build script and it appeared to work, but is is normal for all the files to build in their own module folders? Using a slightly modified script by JetsonHacks it all built in one folder. I am using cmake to build my application and it can’t seen to find where the files are. Is there something that I am missing? Thanks!

There is a comment for the make install at the end of the script

#sudo make install


As foobar.warren mentioned, you can run the sudo make install after compiling.
I comment this since some user may want to have multiple OpenCV version on their environment.


Thanks guys, I just skimmed the script and just missed that.

After sudo make install, I tried to run python and found that python2 import cv2 works, but python3 didn’t work.

nvidia@jetsonnx:~/Projects$ python3
Python 3.6.9 (default, Nov 7 2019, 10:44:02)
[GCC 8.3.0] on linux
Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information.

import cv2
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 1, in
File “/home/nvidia/Projects/opencv/opencv-4.3.0/release/python_loader/cv2/”, line 96, in
File “/home/nvidia/Projects/opencv/opencv-4.3.0/release/python_loader/cv2/”, line 62, in bootstrap
], True)
File “/home/nvidia/Projects/opencv/opencv-4.3.0/release/python_loader/cv2/”, line 56, in load_first_config
raise ImportError(‘OpenCV loader: missing configuration file: {}. Check OpenCV installation.’.format(fnames))
ImportError: OpenCV loader: missing configuration file: [‘’, ‘’]. Check OpenCV installation.

system@jetson:~$ python3
Python 3.6.9 (default, Apr 18 2020, 01:56:04)
[GCC 8.4.0] on linux
Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information.

import cv2

General configuration for OpenCV 4.3.0 =====================================
Version control: unknown

Extra modules:
Location (extra): /home/system/workspace/opencv/opencv_contrib-4.3.0/modules
Version control (extra): unknown

Timestamp: 2020-06-30T05:17:56Z
Host: Linux 4.9.140-tegra aarch64
CMake: 3.10.2
CMake generator: Unix Makefiles
CMake build tool: /usr/bin/make
Configuration: RELEASE

CPU/HW features:
Baseline: NEON FP16
required: NEON
disabled: VFPV3

Built as dynamic libs?: YES
C++ standard: 11
C++ Compiler: /usr/bin/c++ (ver 7.5.0)
C++ flags (Release): -fsigned-char -W -Wall -Werror=return-type -Werror=non-virtual-dtor -Werror=address -Werror=sequence-point -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wmissing-declarations -Wundef -Winit-self -Wpointer-arith -Wshadow -Wsign-promo -Wuninitialized -Winit-self -Wsuggest-override -Wno-delete-non-virtual-dtor -Wno-comment -Wimplicit-fallthrough=3 -Wno-strict-overflow -fdiagnostics-show-option -pthread -fomit-frame-pointer -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fvisibility=hidden -fvisibility-inlines-hidden -O3 -DNDEBUG -DNDEBUG
C++ flags (Debug): -fsigned-char -W -Wall -Werror=return-type -Werror=non-virtual-dtor -Werror=address -Werror=sequence-point -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wmissing-declarations -Wundef -Winit-self -Wpointer-arith -Wshadow -Wsign-promo -Wuninitialized -Winit-self -Wsuggest-override -Wno-delete-non-virtual-dtor -Wno-comment -Wimplicit-fallthrough=3 -Wno-strict-overflow -fdiagnostics-show-option -pthread -fomit-frame-pointer -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fvisibility=hidden -fvisibility-inlines-hidden -g -O0 -DDEBUG -D_DEBUG
C Compiler: /usr/bin/cc
C flags (Release): -fsigned-char -W -Wall -Werror=return-type -Werror=address -Werror=sequence-point -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wmissing-declarations -Wmissing-prototypes -Wstrict-prototypes -Wundef -Winit-self -Wpointer-arith -Wshadow -Wuninitialized -Winit-self -Wno-comment -Wimplicit-fallthrough=3 -Wno-strict-overflow -fdiagnostics-show-option -pthread -fomit-frame-pointer -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fvisibility=hidden -O3 -DNDEBUG -DNDEBUG
C flags (Debug): -fsigned-char -W -Wall -Werror=return-type -Werror=address -Werror=sequence-point -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wmissing-declarations -Wmissing-prototypes -Wstrict-prototypes -Wundef -Winit-self -Wpointer-arith -Wshadow -Wuninitialized -Winit-self -Wno-comment -Wimplicit-fallthrough=3 -Wno-strict-overflow -fdiagnostics-show-option -pthread -fomit-frame-pointer -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fvisibility=hidden -g -O0 -DDEBUG -D_DEBUG
Linker flags (Release): -Wl,–gc-sections -Wl,–as-needed
Linker flags (Debug): -Wl,–gc-sections -Wl,–as-needed
ccache: NO
Precompiled headers: NO
Extra dependencies: m pthread cudart_static -lpthread dl rt nppc nppial nppicc nppicom nppidei nppif nppig nppim nppist nppisu nppitc npps cublas cudnn cufft -L/usr/local/cuda/lib64 -L/usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu
3rdparty dependencies:

OpenCV modules:
To be built: alphamat aruco bgsegm bioinspired calib3d ccalib core cudaarithm cudabgsegm cudacodec cudafeatures2d cudafilters cudaimgproc cudalegacy cudaobjdetect cudaoptflow cudastereo cudawarping cudev datasets dnn dnn_objdetect dnn_superres dpm face features2d flann freetype fuzzy gapi hfs highgui img_hash imgcodecs imgproc intensity_transform line_descriptor ml objdetect optflow phase_unwrapping photo plot python2 python3 quality rapid reg rgbd saliency shape stereo stitching structured_light superres surface_matching text tracking video videoio videostab xfeatures2d ximgproc xobjdetect xphoto
Disabled: world
Disabled by dependency: -
Unavailable: cnn_3dobj cvv hdf java js matlab ovis sfm ts viz
Applications: apps
Documentation: NO
Non-free algorithms: NO

GTK+: YES (ver 2.24.32)
GThread : YES (ver 2.56.4)
GtkGlExt: NO
VTK support: NO

Media I/O:
ZLib: /usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/ (ver 1.2.11)
JPEG: /usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/ (ver 80)
WEBP: build (ver encoder: 0x020f)
PNG: /usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/ (ver 1.6.34)
TIFF: /usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/ (ver 42 / 4.0.9)
JPEG 2000: build Jasper (ver 1.900.1)
OpenEXR: build (ver 2.3.0)

Video I/O:
DC1394: YES (2.2.5)
avcodec: YES (57.107.100)
avformat: YES (57.83.100)
avutil: YES (55.78.100)
swscale: YES (4.8.100)
avresample: NO
GStreamer: YES (1.14.5)
v4l/v4l2: YES (linux/videodev2.h)

Parallel framework: pthreads

Trace: YES (with Intel ITT)

Other third-party libraries:
Lapack: NO
Eigen: YES (ver 3.3.4)
Custom HAL: YES (carotene (ver 0.0.1))
Protobuf: build (3.5.1)

NVIDIA GPU arch: 53 62 72

cuDNN: YES (ver 8.0.0)

OpenCL: YES (no extra features)
Include path: /home/system/workspace/opencv/opencv-4.3.0/3rdparty/include/opencl/1.2
Link libraries: Dynamic load

Python 2:
Interpreter: /usr/bin/python2.7 (ver 2.7.17)
Libraries: /usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/ (ver 2.7.17)
numpy: /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include (ver 1.13.3)
install path: lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cv2/python-2.7

Python 3:
Interpreter: /usr/bin/python3 (ver 3.6.9)
Libraries: /usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/ (ver 3.6.9)
numpy: /home/system/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/numpy/core/include (ver 1.19.0)
install path: lib/python3.6/dist-packages/cv2/python-3.6

Python (for build): /usr/bin/python2.7

ant: NO
Java wrappers: NO
Java tests: NO

Install to: /usr/local

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