undeclared variable in template crashes compiler

An undeclared variable in a template function results in a crash of the compiler.

C:\CUDA\bin>nvcc --version

nvcc: NVIDIA ® Cuda compiler driver

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Built on Wed_Jul_16_12:57:50_PDT_2008

Cuda compilation tools, release 2.0, V0.2.1221

1>bug.cu(20): internal error: assertion failed: gen_expr: bad expr node kind (D:/Bld/rel/gpgpu/toolkit/r2.0/compiler/edg/EDG_3.9/src/cp_gen_be.c, line 9509)

1>1 catastrophic error detected in the compilation of “c:\tmp\junk/tmpxft_00000d2c_00000000-6_bug.cpp1.ii”.

1>Compilation aborted.

1>This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.

1>Please contact the application’s support team for more information.

#include    <cutil.h>

#include    <cuda.h>

template <typename ElementType>

class CudaDoubleBuffer {


   ElementType                 *DeviceBuffer2;



    ElementType                 *




        if (!DeviceBuffer2) {

          cudaMalloc((void **)&DeviceBuffer2,



       return DeviceBuffer2;



Note that changing:

template <typename ElementType>


typedef void *ElementType;

results in the correct warning for an undeclared identifier. Adding the missing declaration allows compilation to complete.

nvm. but try this: template

This results in the same crash in situ.