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C Specification

The VkSparseMemoryBind structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
typedef struct VkSparseMemoryBind {
    VkDeviceSize               resourceOffset;
    VkDeviceSize               size;
    VkDeviceMemory             memory;
    VkDeviceSize               memoryOffset;
    VkSparseMemoryBindFlags    flags;
} VkSparseMemoryBind;


  • resourceOffset is the offset into the resource.

  • size is the size of the memory region to be bound.

  • memory is the VkDeviceMemory object that the range of the resource is bound to. If memory is VK_NULL_HANDLE, the range is unbound.

  • memoryOffset is the offset into the VkDeviceMemory object to bind the resource range to. If memory is VK_NULL_HANDLE, this value is ignored.

  • flags is a bitmask of VkSparseMemoryBindFlagBits specifying usage of the binding operation.


The binding range [resourceOffset, resourceOffset + size) has different constraints based on flags. If flags contains VK_SPARSE_MEMORY_BIND_METADATA_BIT, the binding range must be within the mip tail region of the metadata aspect. This metadata region is defined by:

metadataRegion = [base, base + imageMipTailSize)

base = imageMipTailOffset + imageMipTailStride × n

and imageMipTailOffset, imageMipTailSize, and imageMipTailStride values are from the VkSparseImageMemoryRequirements corresponding to the metadata aspect of the image, and n is a valid array layer index for the image,

imageMipTailStride is considered to be zero for aspects where VkSparseImageMemoryRequirements::formatProperties.flags contains VK_SPARSE_IMAGE_FORMAT_SINGLE_MIPTAIL_BIT.

If flags does not contain VK_SPARSE_MEMORY_BIND_METADATA_BIT, the binding range must be within the range [0,VkMemoryRequirements::size).

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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