C Specification

The VkSubpassDescription2 structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_2
typedef struct VkSubpassDescription2 {
    VkStructureType                  sType;
    const void*                      pNext;
    VkSubpassDescriptionFlags        flags;
    VkPipelineBindPoint              pipelineBindPoint;
    uint32_t                         viewMask;
    uint32_t                         inputAttachmentCount;
    const VkAttachmentReference2*    pInputAttachments;
    uint32_t                         colorAttachmentCount;
    const VkAttachmentReference2*    pColorAttachments;
    const VkAttachmentReference2*    pResolveAttachments;
    const VkAttachmentReference2*    pDepthStencilAttachment;
    uint32_t                         preserveAttachmentCount;
    const uint32_t*                  pPreserveAttachments;
} VkSubpassDescription2;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_KHR_create_renderpass2
typedef VkSubpassDescription2 VkSubpassDescription2KHR;

Members

  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to a structure extending this structure.

  • flags is a bitmask of VkSubpassDescriptionFlagBits specifying usage of the subpass.

  • pipelineBindPoint is a VkPipelineBindPoint value specifying the pipeline type supported for this subpass.

  • viewMask is a bitfield of view indices describing which views rendering is broadcast to in this subpass, when multiview is enabled.

  • inputAttachmentCount is the number of input attachments.

  • pInputAttachments is a pointer to an array of VkAttachmentReference2 structures defining the input attachments for this subpass and their layouts.

  • colorAttachmentCount is the number of color attachments.

  • pColorAttachments is a pointer to an array of VkAttachmentReference2 structures defining the color attachments for this subpass and their layouts.

  • pResolveAttachments is an optional array of colorAttachmentCount VkAttachmentReference2 structures defining the resolve attachments for this subpass and their layouts.

  • pDepthStencilAttachment is a pointer to a VkAttachmentReference2 structure specifying the depth/stencil attachment for this subpass and its layout.

  • preserveAttachmentCount is the number of preserved attachments.

  • pPreserveAttachments is a pointer to an array of preserveAttachmentCount render pass attachment indices identifying attachments that are not used by this subpass, but whose contents must be preserved throughout the subpass.

Description

Parameters defined by this structure with the same name as those in VkSubpassDescription have the identical effect to those parameters.

viewMask has the same effect for the described subpass as VkRenderPassMultiviewCreateInfo::pViewMasks has on each corresponding subpass.

If an instance of VkFragmentShadingRateAttachmentInfoKHR is included in the pNext chain, pFragmentShadingRateAttachment is not NULL, and its attachment member is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED, the identified attachment defines a fragment shading rate attachment for that subpass.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pipelineBindPoint-03062
    pipelineBindPoint must be VK_PIPELINE_BIND_POINT_GRAPHICS

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-colorAttachmentCount-03063
    colorAttachmentCount must be less than or equal to VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxColorAttachments

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-loadOp-03064
    If the first use of an attachment in this render pass is as an input attachment, and the attachment is not also used as a color or depth/stencil attachment in the same subpass, then loadOp must not be VK_ATTACHMENT_LOAD_OP_CLEAR

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pResolveAttachments-03065
    If pResolveAttachments is not NULL, for each resolve attachment that does not have the value VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED, the corresponding color attachment must not have the value VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pResolveAttachments-03066
    If pResolveAttachments is not NULL, for each resolve attachment that is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED, the corresponding color attachment must not have a sample count of VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pResolveAttachments-03067
    If pResolveAttachments is not NULL, each resolve attachment that is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED must have a sample count of VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pResolveAttachments-03068
    Any given element of pResolveAttachments must have the same VkFormat as its corresponding color attachment

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pColorAttachments-03069
    All attachments in pColorAttachments that are not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED must have the same sample count

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pInputAttachments-02897
    All attachments in pInputAttachments that are not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED must have image formats whose potential format features contain at least VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT or VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pColorAttachments-02898
    All attachments in pColorAttachments that are not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED must have image formats whose potential format features contain VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pResolveAttachments-02899
    All attachments in pResolveAttachments that are not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED must have image formats whose potential format features contain VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pDepthStencilAttachment-02900
    If pDepthStencilAttachment is not NULL and the attachment is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED then it must have a image format whose potential format features contain VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pColorAttachments-03070
    If the VK_AMD_mixed_attachment_samples extension is enabled, all attachments in pColorAttachments that are not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED must have a sample count that is smaller than or equal to the sample count of pDepthStencilAttachment if it is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pDepthStencilAttachment-03071
    If neither the VK_AMD_mixed_attachment_samples nor the VK_NV_framebuffer_mixed_samples extensions are enabled, and if pDepthStencilAttachment is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED and any attachments in pColorAttachments are not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED, they must have the same sample count

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-attachment-03073
    The attachment member of any element of pPreserveAttachments must not be VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pPreserveAttachments-03074
    Any given element of pPreserveAttachments must not also be an element of any other member of the subpass description

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-layout-02528
    If any attachment is used by more than one VkAttachmentReference member, then each use must use the same layout

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-None-04439
    Attachments must follow the image layout requirements based on the type of attachment it is being used as

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-flags-03076
    If flags includes VK_SUBPASS_DESCRIPTION_PER_VIEW_POSITION_X_ONLY_BIT_NVX, it must also include VK_SUBPASS_DESCRIPTION_PER_VIEW_ATTRIBUTES_BIT_NVX

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-attachment-02799
    If the attachment member of any element of pInputAttachments is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED, then the aspectMask member must be a valid combination of VkImageAspectFlagBits

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-attachment-02800
    If the attachment member of any element of pInputAttachments is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED, then the aspectMask member must not be 0

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-attachment-02801
    If the attachment member of any element of pInputAttachments is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED, then the aspectMask member must not include VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_METADATA_BIT

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pDepthStencilAttachment-04440
    An attachment must not be used in both pDepthStencilAttachment and pColorAttachments

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pFragmentShadingRateAttachment-04522
    If the pFragmentShadingRateAttachment member of a VkFragmentShadingRateAttachmentInfoKHR structure included in the pNext chain is not NULL, and its attachment member is not VK_ATTACHMENT_UNUSED, that attachment must not be used as any other attachment in this subpass

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-sType-sType
    sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_SUBPASS_DESCRIPTION_2

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-flags-parameter
    flags must be a valid combination of VkSubpassDescriptionFlagBits values

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pipelineBindPoint-parameter
    pipelineBindPoint must be a valid VkPipelineBindPoint value

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pInputAttachments-parameter
    If inputAttachmentCount is not 0, pInputAttachments must be a valid pointer to an array of inputAttachmentCount valid VkAttachmentReference2 structures

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pColorAttachments-parameter
    If colorAttachmentCount is not 0, pColorAttachments must be a valid pointer to an array of colorAttachmentCount valid VkAttachmentReference2 structures

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pResolveAttachments-parameter
    If colorAttachmentCount is not 0, and pResolveAttachments is not NULL, pResolveAttachments must be a valid pointer to an array of colorAttachmentCount valid VkAttachmentReference2 structures

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pDepthStencilAttachment-parameter
    If pDepthStencilAttachment is not NULL, pDepthStencilAttachment must be a valid pointer to a valid VkAttachmentReference2 structure

  • VUID-VkSubpassDescription2-pPreserveAttachments-parameter
    If preserveAttachmentCount is not 0, pPreserveAttachments must be a valid pointer to an array of preserveAttachmentCount uint32_t values

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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