C Specification

The VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryProperties structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_1
typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryProperties {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           protectedNoFault;
} VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryProperties;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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


  • protectedNoFault specifies how an implementation behaves when an application attempts to write to unprotected memory in a protected queue operation, read from protected memory in an unprotected queue operation, or perform a query in a protected queue operation. If this limit is VK_TRUE, such writes will be discarded or have undefined values written, reads and queries will return undefined values. If this limit is VK_FALSE, applications must not perform these operations. See https://registry.khronos.org/vulkansc/specs/1.0-extensions/html/vkspec.html#memory-protected-access-rules for more information.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryProperties structure is included in the pNext chain of the VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2 structure passed to vkGetPhysicalDeviceProperties2, it is filled in with each corresponding implementation-dependent property.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryProperties-sType-sType

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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