Class KHRVariablePointers


  • public final class KHRVariablePointers
    extends java.lang.Object
    The VK_KHR_variable_pointers extension allows implementations to indicate their level of support for the SPV_KHR_variable_pointers SPIR-V extension. The SPIR-V extension allows shader modules to use invocation-private pointers into uniform and/or storage buffers, where the pointer values can be dynamic and non-uniform.

    The SPV_KHR_variable_pointers extension introduces two capabilities. The first, VariablePointersStorageBuffer, must be supported by all implementations of this extension. The second, VariablePointers, is optional.

    Promotion to Vulkan 1.1

    All functionality in this extension is included in core Vulkan 1.1, with the KHR suffix omitted, however support for the variablePointersStorageBuffer feature is made optional. The original type, enum and command names are still available as aliases of the core functionality.

    Name String
    VK_KHR_variable_pointers
    Extension Type
    Device extension
    Registered Extension Number
    121
    Revision
    1
    Extension and Version Dependencies
    Deprecation state
    Contact
    Last Modified Date
    2017-09-05
    IP Status
    No known IP claims.
    Interactions and External Dependencies
    Contributors
    • John Kessenich, Google
    • Neil Henning, Codeplay
    • David Neto, Google
    • Daniel Koch, Nvidia
    • Graeme Leese, Broadcom
    • Weifeng Zhang, Qualcomm
    • Stephen Clarke, Imagination Technologies
    • Jason Ekstrand, Intel
    • Jesse Hall, Google
    • Field Detail

      • VK_KHR_VARIABLE_POINTERS_SPEC_VERSION

        public static final int VK_KHR_VARIABLE_POINTERS_SPEC_VERSION
        The extension specification version.
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      • VK_KHR_VARIABLE_POINTERS_EXTENSION_NAME

        public static final java.lang.String VK_KHR_VARIABLE_POINTERS_EXTENSION_NAME
        The extension name.
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      • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_VARIABLE_POINTER_FEATURES_KHR

        public static final int VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_VARIABLE_POINTER_FEATURES_KHR
        Extends VkStructureType.
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