C Specification

If the device encounters an error during execution, the implementation will return a VK_ERROR_DEVICE_LOST error to the application at a certain point during host execution. When this happens, the application can call vkGetQueueCheckpointDataNV to retrieve information on the most recent diagnostic checkpoints that were executed by the device.

void vkGetQueueCheckpointDataNV(
    VkQueue                                     queue,
    uint32_t*                                   pCheckpointDataCount,
    VkCheckpointDataNV*                         pCheckpointData);


  • queue is the VkQueue object the caller would like to retrieve checkpoint data for

  • pCheckpointDataCount is a pointer to an integer related to the number of checkpoint markers available or queried, as described below.

  • pCheckpointData is either NULL or a pointer to an array of VkCheckpointDataNV structures.


If pCheckpointData is NULL, then the number of checkpoint markers available is returned in pCheckpointDataCount.

Otherwise, pCheckpointDataCount must point to a variable set by the user to the number of elements in the pCheckpointData array, and on return the variable is overwritten with the number of structures actually written to pCheckpointData.

If pCheckpointDataCount is less than the number of checkpoint markers available, at most pCheckpointDataCount structures will be written.

Valid Usage
  • The device that queue belongs to must be in the lost state

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • queue must be a valid VkQueue handle

  • pCheckpointDataCount must be a valid pointer to a uint32_t value

  • If the value referenced by pCheckpointDataCount is not 0, and pCheckpointData is not NULL, pCheckpointData must be a valid pointer to an array of pCheckpointDataCount VkCheckpointDataNV structures

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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