To export a POSIX file descriptor representing the underlying resources of a Vulkan device memory object, call:
// Provided by VK_KHR_external_memory_fd VkResult vkGetMemoryFdKHR( VkDevice device, const VkMemoryGetFdInfoKHR* pGetFdInfo, int* pFd);
deviceis the logical device that created the device memory being exported.
pGetFdInfois a pointer to a VkMemoryGetFdInfoKHR structure containing parameters of the export operation.
pFdwill return a file descriptor representing the underlying resources of the device memory object.
Each call to
vkGetMemoryFdKHR must create a new file descriptor and
transfer ownership of it to the application.
To avoid leaking resources, the application must release ownership of the
file descriptor using the
close system call when it is no longer
needed, or by importing a Vulkan memory object from it.
Where supported by the operating system, the implementation must set the
file descriptor to be closed automatically when an
execve system call
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.