C Specification

To export a POSIX file descriptor representing the underlying resources of a Vulkan device memory object, call:

VkResult vkGetMemoryFdKHR(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkMemoryGetFdInfoKHR*                 pGetFdInfo,
    int*                                        pFd);

Parameters

  • device is the logical device that created the device memory being exported.

  • pGetFdInfo is a pointer to a VkMemoryGetFdInfoKHR structure containing parameters of the export operation.

  • pFd will return a file descriptor representing the underlying resources of the device memory object.

Description

Each call to vkGetMemoryFdKHR must create a new file descriptor and transfer ownership of it to the application. To avoid leaking resources, the application must release ownership of the file descriptor using the close system call when it is no longer needed, or by importing a Vulkan memory object from it. Where supported by the operating system, the implementation must set the file descriptor to be closed automatically when an execve system call is made.

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

  • pGetFdInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkMemoryGetFdInfoKHR structure

  • pFd must be a valid pointer to an int value

Return Codes
On success, this command returns
  • VK_SUCCESS

On failure, this command returns
  • VK_ERROR_TOO_MANY_OBJECTS

  • VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY

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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