C Specification

When submitting work that operates on memory imported from a Direct3D 11 resource to a queue, the keyed mutex mechanism may be used in addition to Vulkan semaphores to synchronize the work. Keyed mutexes are a property of a properly created shareable Direct3D 11 resource. They can only be used if the imported resource was created with the D3D11_RESOURCE_MISC_SHARED_KEYEDMUTEX flag.

To acquire keyed mutexes before submitted work and/or release them after, add a VkWin32KeyedMutexAcquireReleaseInfoNV structure to the pNext chain of the VkSubmitInfo structure.

The VkWin32KeyedMutexAcquireReleaseInfoNV structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkWin32KeyedMutexAcquireReleaseInfoNV {
    VkStructureType          sType;
    const void*              pNext;
    uint32_t                 acquireCount;
    const VkDeviceMemory*    pAcquireSyncs;
    const uint64_t*          pAcquireKeys;
    const uint32_t*          pAcquireTimeoutMilliseconds;
    uint32_t                 releaseCount;
    const VkDeviceMemory*    pReleaseSyncs;
    const uint64_t*          pReleaseKeys;
} VkWin32KeyedMutexAcquireReleaseInfoNV;

Members

  • acquireCount is the number of entries in the pAcquireSyncs, pAcquireKeys, and pAcquireTimeoutMilliseconds arrays.

  • pAcquireSyncs is a pointer to an array of VkDeviceMemory objects which were imported from Direct3D 11 resources.

  • pAcquireKeys is a pointer to an array of mutex key values to wait for prior to beginning the submitted work. Entries refer to the keyed mutex associated with the corresponding entries in pAcquireSyncs.

  • pAcquireTimeoutMilliseconds is an array of timeout values, in millisecond units, for each acquire specified in pAcquireKeys.

  • releaseCount is the number of entries in the pReleaseSyncs and pReleaseKeys arrays.

  • pReleaseSyncs is a pointer to an array of VkDeviceMemory objects which were imported from Direct3D 11 resources.

  • pReleaseKeys is a pointer to an array of mutex key values to set when the submitted work has completed. Entries refer to the keyed mutex associated with the corresponding entries in pReleaseSyncs.

Description

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_WIN32_KEYED_MUTEX_ACQUIRE_RELEASE_INFO_NV

  • If acquireCount is not 0, pAcquireSyncs must be a valid pointer to an array of acquireCount valid VkDeviceMemory handles

  • If acquireCount is not 0, pAcquireKeys must be a valid pointer to an array of acquireCount uint64_t values

  • If acquireCount is not 0, pAcquireTimeoutMilliseconds must be a valid pointer to an array of acquireCount uint32_t values

  • If releaseCount is not 0, pReleaseSyncs must be a valid pointer to an array of releaseCount valid VkDeviceMemory handles

  • If releaseCount is not 0, pReleaseKeys must be a valid pointer to an array of releaseCount uint64_t values

  • Both of the elements of pAcquireSyncs, and the elements of pReleaseSyncs that are valid handles must have been created, allocated, or retrieved from the same VkDevice

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification at URL

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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