Registered Extension Number

326

Revision

1

Extension and Version Dependencies

Deprecation state

Contact

Other Extension Metadata

Last Modified Date

2020-11-18

Interactions and External Dependencies
  • Promoted to Vulkan 1.3 Core

IP Status

No known IP claims.

Contributors
  • Alan Baker, Google

  • Jeff Bolz, Nvidia

  • Jason Ekstrand, Intel

Description

This extension allows the use of a null constant initializer on shader Workgroup memory variables, allowing implementations to expose any special hardware or instructions they may have. Zero initialization is commonly used by applications running untrusted content (e.g. web browsers) as way of defeating memory-scraping attacks.

New Structures

New Enum Constants

  • VK_KHR_ZERO_INITIALIZE_WORKGROUP_MEMORY_EXTENSION_NAME

  • VK_KHR_ZERO_INITIALIZE_WORKGROUP_MEMORY_SPEC_VERSION

  • Extending VkStructureType:

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_ZERO_INITIALIZE_WORKGROUP_MEMORY_FEATURES_KHR

Promotion to Vulkan 1.3

Functionality in this extension is included in core Vulkan 1.3, with the KHR suffix omitted. The original type, enum and command names are still available as aliases of the core functionality.

Version History

  • Revision 1, 2020-11-18 (Alan Baker)

    • Internal draft version

See Also

Document Notes

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