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  • Yiwei Zhang, Google


This device extension allows applications to query the global queue priorities supported by a queue family. It allows implementations to report which global priority levels are treated differently by the implementation, instead of silently mapping multiple requested global priority levels to the same internal priority, or using device creation failure to signal that a requested priority is not supported. It is intended primarily for use by system integration along with certain platform-specific priority enforcement rules.

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  • Extending VkStructureType:




1) Can we additionally query whether a caller is permitted to acquire a specific global queue priority in this extension?

RESOLVED: No. Whether a caller has enough privilege goes with the OS, and the Vulkan driver cannot really guarantee that the privilege will not change in between this query and the actual queue creation call.

2) If more than 1 queue using global priority is requested, is there a good way to know which queue is failing the device creation?

RESOLVED: No. There is not a good way at this moment, and it is also not quite actionable for the applications to know that because the information may not be accurate. Queue creation can fail because of runtime constraints like insufficient privilege or lack of resource, and the failure is not necessarily tied to that particular queue configuration requested.

Version History

  • Revision 1, 2021-03-29 (Yiwei Zhang)

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