C Specification

The VkSparseImageMemoryRequirements structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
typedef struct VkSparseImageMemoryRequirements {
    VkSparseImageFormatProperties    formatProperties;
    uint32_t                         imageMipTailFirstLod;
    VkDeviceSize                     imageMipTailSize;
    VkDeviceSize                     imageMipTailOffset;
    VkDeviceSize                     imageMipTailStride;
} VkSparseImageMemoryRequirements;


  • formatProperties.aspectMask is the set of aspects of the image that this sparse memory requirement applies to. This will usually have a single aspect specified. However, depth/stencil images may have depth and stencil data interleaved in the same sparse block, in which case both VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_DEPTH_BIT and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_STENCIL_BIT would be present.

  • formatProperties.imageGranularity describes the dimensions of a single bindable sparse image block in texel units. For aspect VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_METADATA_BIT, all dimensions will be zero. All metadata is located in the mip tail region.

  • formatProperties.flags is a bitmask of VkSparseImageFormatFlagBits:

    • If VK_SPARSE_IMAGE_FORMAT_SINGLE_MIPTAIL_BIT is set the image uses a single mip tail region for all array layers.

    • If VK_SPARSE_IMAGE_FORMAT_ALIGNED_MIP_SIZE_BIT is set the dimensions of mip levels must be integer multiples of the corresponding dimensions of the sparse image block for levels not located in the mip tail.

    • If VK_SPARSE_IMAGE_FORMAT_NONSTANDARD_BLOCK_SIZE_BIT is set the image uses non-standard sparse image block dimensions. The formatProperties.imageGranularity values do not match the standard sparse image block dimension corresponding to the image’s format.

  • imageMipTailFirstLod is the first mip level at which image subresources are included in the mip tail region.

  • imageMipTailSize is the memory size (in bytes) of the mip tail region. If formatProperties.flags contains VK_SPARSE_IMAGE_FORMAT_SINGLE_MIPTAIL_BIT, this is the size of the whole mip tail, otherwise this is the size of the mip tail of a single array layer. This value is guaranteed to be a multiple of the sparse block size in bytes.

  • imageMipTailOffset is the opaque memory offset used with VkSparseImageOpaqueMemoryBindInfo to bind the mip tail region(s).

  • imageMipTailStride is the offset stride between each array-layer’s mip tail, if formatProperties.flags does not contain VK_SPARSE_IMAGE_FORMAT_SINGLE_MIPTAIL_BIT (otherwise the value is undefined).


See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

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