C Specification

The VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo {
    VkStructureType          sType;
    const void*              pNext;
    VkSemaphore              semaphore;
    uint64_t                 value;
    VkPipelineStageFlags2    stageMask;
    uint32_t                 deviceIndex;
} VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_KHR_synchronization2
typedef VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo VkSemaphoreSubmitInfoKHR;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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

  • semaphore is a VkSemaphore affected by this operation.

  • value is ignored.

  • stageMask is a VkPipelineStageFlags2 mask of pipeline stages which limit the first synchronization scope of a semaphore signal operation, or second synchronization scope of a semaphore wait operation as described in the semaphore wait operation and semaphore signal operation sections of the synchronization chapter.

  • deviceIndex is the index of the device within a device group that executes the semaphore wait or signal operation.


Whether this structure defines a semaphore wait or signal operation is defined by how it is used.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo-stageMask-03929
    If the geometryShader feature is not enabled, stageMask must not contain VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_2_GEOMETRY_SHADER_BIT

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo-stageMask-03930
    If the tessellationShader feature is not enabled, stageMask must not contain VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_2_TESSELLATION_CONTROL_SHADER_BIT or VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_2_TESSELLATION_EVALUATION_SHADER_BIT

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo-stageMask-07317
    If the attachmentFragmentShadingRate feature is not enabled, stageMask must not contain VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_2_FRAGMENT_SHADING_RATE_ATTACHMENT_BIT_KHR

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo-device-03888
    If the device that semaphore was created on is not a device group, deviceIndex must be 0

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo-device-03889
    If the device that semaphore was created on is a device group, deviceIndex must be a valid device index

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreSubmitInfoKHR-semaphore-05094
    If semaphore has a payload of NvSciSyncObj, value must be calculated by application via NvSciSync APIs.

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

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo-pNext-pNext
    pNext must be NULL

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo-semaphore-parameter
    semaphore must be a valid VkSemaphore handle

  • VUID-VkSemaphoreSubmitInfo-stageMask-parameter
    stageMask must be a valid combination of VkPipelineStageFlagBits2 values

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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