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Mukund Keshava, NVIDIA
Daniel Koch, NVIDIA
Mark Bellamy, Arm
Vulkan SC requires offline compilation of pipelines. In order to support this, the pipeline state is represented in a JSON schema that is read by an offline tool for compilation.
One method of developing a Vulkan SC application is to author a Vulkan
application and use a layer to record and serialize the pipeline state and
shaders for offline compilation.
Each pipeline is represented by a separate JSON file, and can be identified
Once the pipelines have been compiled by the offline pipeline cache
compiler, the Vulkan SC application can then use this
pipelineIdentifier for identifying the pipeline via Vulkan SC’s
This extension allows the Vulkan application to query the
pipelineIdentifier associated with each pipeline so that the
application can store this with its pipeline metadata and the Vulkan SC
application will then use to map the same state to an entry in the Vulkan SC
It is expected that this extension will initially be implemented in the json generation layer, although we can envision that there might be future uses for it in native Vulkan drivers as well.
(1) This extension does not make sense on a strict Vulkan SC implementation. It may however be of potential use in a non-strict Vulkan SC implementation. Should this extension be enabled as part of Vulkan SC as well?
RESOLVED: No. This extension will not be enabled for Vulkan SC.
(2) This is intended to be a general pipeline properties query, but is currently only retrieving the pipeline identifier. Should the pipeline identifier query be mandatory for this extension and for all queries using this entry point?
(3) Should there be a feature structure? Should it be required?
RESOLVED: Add a feature structure, and a feature for querying pipeline identifier, but allow it to be optional so that this extension can be used as the basis for other pipeline property queries without requiring the pipeline identifier to be supported.
For more information, see the Vulkan Specification
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