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C Specification

When allocating memory that may be exported to another process or Vulkan instance, add a VkExportMemoryAllocateInfo structure to the pNext chain of the VkMemoryAllocateInfo structure, specifying the handle types that may be exported.

The VkExportMemoryAllocateInfo structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkExportMemoryAllocateInfo {
    VkStructureType                    sType;
    const void*                        pNext;
    VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlags    handleTypes;
} VkExportMemoryAllocateInfo;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExportMemoryAllocateInfo VkExportMemoryAllocateInfoKHR;


  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • handleTypes is a bitmask of VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits specifying one or more memory handle types the application can export from the resulting allocation. The application can request multiple handle types for the same allocation.


Valid Usage
Valid Usage (Implicit)

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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