structs containing pointers

Hi there,

I have code similar to this one

float *d_C;
int size = 10;

struct variable_struct
		float *var_ENTHALPY_device;
		float *var_U_VELOCITY_device; 
		float *only_device; 

variable_struct *variables_device;

__global__ void VecAdd(float* d_C, struct variable_struct *variables_device);

void main()
	float *host_array = new float[10]; 
	float *host_array_debug = new float[10]; 
	float *host_array_debug2 = new float[10]; 
	float *ENTHALPY_host = new float[10];
	float *U_VELOCITY_host = new float[10];



    for(int i=0; i<10;i++)
		host_array[i] = 1;
		ENTHALPY_host[i] = 2;
		U_VELOCITY_host[i] = 3;
		debug_non_point[i] = 4;

    cudaMalloc((void**)&d_C, size*sizeof(float));
    cudaMemcpy(d_C, host_array, size*sizeof(float), cudaMemcpyHostToDevice);

	struct variable_struct variables_host;
	struct variable_struct *variables_host_debug;

	//copy into host structure
	cudaMalloc( (void**)&(variables_host.var_ENTHALPY_device), size*sizeof(float));
	cudaMemcpy( variables_host.var_ENTHALPY_device, ENTHALPY_host, size*sizeof(float), cudaMemcpyHostToDevice );

	cudaMalloc( (void**)&(variables_host.var_U_VELOCITY_device), size*sizeof(float));
	cudaMemcpy( variables_host.var_U_VELOCITY_device,  U_VELOCITY_host, size*sizeof(float), cudaMemcpyHostToDevice );
	cudaMalloc( (void**)&(variables_host.only_device), size*sizeof(float));

	//copy host structure into device structure
	cudaMalloc((void**)&(variables_device), sizeof(variable_struct));
	cudaMemcpy( variables_device, &variables_host, sizeof(variable_struct), cudaMemcpyHostToDevice );

// Invoke kernel 
    VecAdd<<<1, 10>>>(d_C, variables_device);
    // Copy result from device memory to host memory
    cudaMemcpy(host_array_debug, d_C, size*sizeof(float), cudaMemcpyDeviceToHost);
	cudaMemcpy(host_array_debug2, variables_device->var_U_VELOCITY_device, size*sizeof(float), cudaMemcpyDeviceToHost);


__global__ void VecAdd(float* d_C, struct variable_struct *variables_device)
	int tx = threadIdx.x;

	variables_device->only_device[tx] = variables_device->var_ENTHALPY_device[tx];

	d_C[tx] = variables_device->only_device[tx];

I can use my struct on the GPU the only thing that I can’t get my head around is this line

cudaMemcpy(host_array_debug2, variables_device->var_U_VELOCITY_device, size*sizeof(float), cudaMemcpyDeviceToHost);

how can I directly access the data from the array from within the struct without copying it to an intermediate array?

thanks in advance

Ok I found the solution

As you have to use the _host data to copy the pointers to the device you have to use the _host data again to copy it back.

cudaMemcpy(host_array_debug2, variables_host.var_U_VELOCITY_device, size*sizeof(float), cudaMemcpyDeviceToHost);