C Specification

To reset a command pool, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkResetCommandPool(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    VkCommandPool                               commandPool,
    VkCommandPoolResetFlags                     flags);


  • device is the logical device that owns the command pool.

  • commandPool is the command pool to reset.

  • flags is a bitmask of VkCommandPoolResetFlagBits controlling the reset operation.


Resetting a command pool recycles all of the resources from all of the command buffers allocated from the command pool back to the command pool. All command buffers that have been allocated from the command pool are put in the initial state.

Any primary command buffer allocated from another VkCommandPool that is in the recording or executable state and has a secondary command buffer allocated from commandPool recorded into it, becomes invalid.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkResetCommandPool-commandPool-00040
    All VkCommandBuffer objects allocated from commandPool must not be in the pending state

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

  • VUID-vkResetCommandPool-commandPool-parameter
    commandPool must be a valid VkCommandPool handle

  • VUID-vkResetCommandPool-flags-zerobitmask
    flags must be 0

  • VUID-vkResetCommandPool-commandPool-parent
    commandPool must have been created, allocated, or retrieved from device

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to commandPool must be externally synchronized

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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