Class ARBMapBufferRange


  • public class ARBMapBufferRange
    extends java.lang.Object
    Native bindings to the ARB_map_buffer_range extension.

    ARB_map_buffer_range expands the buffer object API to allow greater performance when a client application only needs to write to a sub-range of a buffer object. To that end, this extension introduces two new buffer object features: non-serialized buffer modification and explicit sub-range flushing for mapped buffer objects.

    OpenGL requires that commands occur in a FIFO manner meaning that any changes to buffer objects either block until the data has been processed by the OpenGL pipeline or else create extra copies to avoid such a block. By providing a method to asynchronously modify buffer object data, an application is then able to manage the synchronization points themselves and modify ranges of data contained by a buffer object even though OpenGL might still be using other parts of it.

    This extension also provides a method for explicitly flushing ranges of a mapped buffer object so OpenGL does not have to assume that the entire range may have been modified. Further, it allows the application to more precisely specify its intent with respect to reading, writing, and whether the previous contents of a mapped range of interest need be preserved prior to modification.

    Requires OpenGL 2.1. Promoted to core in OpenGL 3.0.