C Specification

To determine the correct parameters to use when importing host pointers, call:

VkResult vkGetMemoryHostPointerPropertiesEXT(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits          handleType,
    const void*                                 pHostPointer,
    VkMemoryHostPointerPropertiesEXT*           pMemoryHostPointerProperties);


  • device is the logical device that will be importing pHostPointer.

  • handleType is the type of the handle pHostPointer.

  • pHostPointer is the host pointer to import from.

  • pMemoryHostPointerProperties is a pointer to a VkMemoryHostPointerPropertiesEXT structure in which the host pointer properties are returned.


Valid Usage

  • pHostPointer must be a pointer aligned to an integer multiple of VkPhysicalDeviceExternalMemoryHostPropertiesEXT::minImportedHostPointerAlignment

  • If handleType is VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_HOST_ALLOCATION_BIT_EXT, pHostPointer must be a pointer to host memory

  • If handleType is VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_HOST_MAPPED_FOREIGN_MEMORY_BIT_EXT, pHostPointer must be a pointer to host mapped foreign memory

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • device must be a valid VkDevice handle

  • handleType must be a valid VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits value

  • pMemoryHostPointerProperties must be a valid pointer to a VkMemoryHostPointerPropertiesEXT structure

Return Codes
On success, this command returns

On failure, this command returns

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

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

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