C Specification

To update the current device mask of a command buffer, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_1
void vkCmdSetDeviceMask(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    uint32_t                                    deviceMask);


  • commandBuffer is command buffer whose current device mask is modified.

  • deviceMask is the new value of the current device mask.


deviceMask is used to filter out subsequent commands from executing on all physical devices whose bit indices are not set in the mask, except commands beginning a render pass instance, commands transitioning to the next subpass in the render pass instance, and commands ending a render pass instance, which always execute on the set of physical devices whose bit indices are included in the deviceMask member of the VkDeviceGroupRenderPassBeginInfo structure passed to the command beginning the corresponding render pass instance.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCmdSetDeviceMask-deviceMask-00108
    deviceMask must be a valid device mask value

  • VUID-vkCmdSetDeviceMask-deviceMask-00109
    deviceMask must not be zero

  • VUID-vkCmdSetDeviceMask-deviceMask-00110
    deviceMask must not include any set bits that were not in the VkDeviceGroupCommandBufferBeginInfo::deviceMask value when the command buffer began recording

  • VUID-vkCmdSetDeviceMask-deviceMask-00111
    If vkCmdSetDeviceMask is called inside a render pass instance, deviceMask must not include any set bits that were not in the VkDeviceGroupRenderPassBeginInfo::deviceMask value when the render pass instance began recording

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCmdSetDeviceMask-commandBuffer-parameter
    commandBuffer must be a valid VkCommandBuffer handle

  • VUID-vkCmdSetDeviceMask-commandBuffer-recording
    commandBuffer must be in the recording state

  • VUID-vkCmdSetDeviceMask-commandBuffer-cmdpool
    The VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must support graphics, compute, or transfer operations

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to commandBuffer must be externally synchronized

  • Host access to the VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must be externally synchronized

Command Properties
Command Buffer Levels Render Pass Scope Supported Queue Types Command Type





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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