C Specification

To record and submit a command buffer containing a performance query pool the profiling lock must be held. The profiling lock must be acquired prior to any call to vkBeginCommandBuffer that will be using a performance query pool. The profiling lock must be held while any command buffer containing a performance query pool is in the recording, executable, or pending state. To acquire the profiling lock, call:

// Provided by VK_KHR_performance_query
VkResult vkAcquireProfilingLockKHR(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkAcquireProfilingLockInfoKHR*        pInfo);


  • device is the logical device to profile.

  • pInfo is a pointer to a VkAcquireProfilingLockInfoKHR structure containing information about how the profiling is to be acquired.


Implementations may allow multiple actors to hold the profiling lock concurrently.

If VkPhysicalDeviceVulkanSC10Properties::deviceNoDynamicHostAllocations is VK_TRUE, vkAcquireProfilingLockKHR must not return VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkAcquireProfilingLockKHR-device-parameter
    device must be a valid VkDevice handle

  • VUID-vkAcquireProfilingLockKHR-pInfo-parameter
    pInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkAcquireProfilingLockInfoKHR structure

Return Codes
On success, this command returns

On failure, this command returns


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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