C Specification

The VkPhysicalDevicePipelineRobustnessFeaturesEXT structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_EXT_pipeline_robustness
typedef struct VkPhysicalDevicePipelineRobustnessFeaturesEXT {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           pipelineRobustness;
} VkPhysicalDevicePipelineRobustnessFeaturesEXT;


This structure describes the following feature:


  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to a structure extending this structure.

  • pipelineRobustness indicates that robustness can be requested on a per-pipeline-stage granularity.


Enabling pipelineRobustness may, on some platforms, incur a minor performance cost when robustBufferAccess is disabled, even for pipelines which do not make use of any robustness features. If robustness is not needed, pipelineRobustness should not be enabled by an application.

If the VkPhysicalDevicePipelineRobustnessFeaturesEXT structure is included in the pNext chain of the VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 structure passed to vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2, it is filled in to indicate whether each corresponding feature is supported. VkPhysicalDevicePipelineRobustnessFeaturesEXT can also be used in the pNext chain of VkDeviceCreateInfo to selectively enable these features.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkPhysicalDevicePipelineRobustnessFeaturesEXT-sType-sType

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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