C Specification

Peer memory is memory that is allocated for a given physical device and then bound to a resource and accessed by a different physical device, in a logical device that represents multiple physical devices. Some ways of reading and writing peer memory may not be supported by a device.

To determine how peer memory can be accessed, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_1
void vkGetDeviceGroupPeerMemoryFeatures(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    uint32_t                                    heapIndex,
    uint32_t                                    localDeviceIndex,
    uint32_t                                    remoteDeviceIndex,
    VkPeerMemoryFeatureFlags*                   pPeerMemoryFeatures);


  • device is the logical device that owns the memory.

  • heapIndex is the index of the memory heap from which the memory is allocated.

  • localDeviceIndex is the device index of the physical device that performs the memory access.

  • remoteDeviceIndex is the device index of the physical device that the memory is allocated for.

  • pPeerMemoryFeatures is a pointer to a VkPeerMemoryFeatureFlags bitmask indicating which types of memory accesses are supported for the combination of heap, local, and remote devices.


Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkGetDeviceGroupPeerMemoryFeatures-heapIndex-00691
    heapIndex must be less than memoryHeapCount

  • VUID-vkGetDeviceGroupPeerMemoryFeatures-localDeviceIndex-00692
    localDeviceIndex must be a valid device index

  • VUID-vkGetDeviceGroupPeerMemoryFeatures-remoteDeviceIndex-00693
    remoteDeviceIndex must be a valid device index

  • VUID-vkGetDeviceGroupPeerMemoryFeatures-localDeviceIndex-00694
    localDeviceIndex must not equal remoteDeviceIndex

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

  • VUID-vkGetDeviceGroupPeerMemoryFeatures-pPeerMemoryFeatures-parameter
    pPeerMemoryFeatures must be a valid pointer to a VkPeerMemoryFeatureFlags value

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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