C Specification

To create validation cache objects, call:

VkResult vkCreateValidationCacheEXT(
VkDevice                                    device,
const VkValidationCacheCreateInfoEXT*       pCreateInfo,
const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
VkValidationCacheEXT*                       pValidationCache);

Parameters

• device is the logical device that creates the validation cache object.

• pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkValidationCacheCreateInfoEXT structure containing the initial parameters for the validation cache object.

• pAllocator controls host memory allocation as described in the Memory Allocation chapter.

• pValidationCache is a pointer to a VkValidationCacheEXT handle in which the resulting validation cache object is returned.

Description

 Note Applications can track and manage the total host memory size of a validation cache object using the pAllocator. Applications can limit the amount of data retrieved from a validation cache object in vkGetValidationCacheDataEXT. Implementations should not internally limit the total number of entries added to a validation cache object or the total host memory consumed.

Once created, a validation cache can be passed to the vkCreateShaderModule command by adding this object to the VkShaderModuleCreateInfo structure’s pNext chain. If a VkShaderModuleValidationCacheCreateInfoEXT object is included in the VkShaderModuleCreateInfo::pNext chain, and its validationCache field is not VK_NULL_HANDLE, the implementation will query it for possible reuse opportunities and update it with new content. The use of the validation cache object in these commands is internally synchronized, and the same validation cache object can be used in multiple threads simultaneously.

 Note Implementations should make every effort to limit any critical sections to the actual accesses to the cache, which is expected to be significantly shorter than the duration of the vkCreateShaderModule command.
Valid Usage (Implicit)
Return Codes
On success, this command returns
• VK_SUCCESS

On failure, this command returns
• VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY