C Specification

The VkPipelineShaderStageNodeCreateInfoAMDX structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_AMDX_shader_enqueue
typedef struct VkPipelineShaderStageNodeCreateInfoAMDX {
      VkStructureType    sType;
    const void*          pNext;
    const char*          pName;
    uint32_t             index;
} VkPipelineShaderStageNodeCreateInfoAMDX;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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

  • pName is the shader name to use when creating a node in an execution graph. If pName is NULL, the name of the entry point specified in SPIR-V is used as the shader name.

  • index is the shader index to use when creating a node in an execution graph. If index is VK_SHADER_INDEX_UNUSED_AMDX then the original index is used, either as specified by the ShaderIndexAMDX execution mode, or 0 if that too is not specified.


When included in the pNext chain of a VkPipelineShaderStageCreateInfo structure, this structure specifies the shader name and shader index of a node when creating an execution graph pipeline. If this structure is omitted, the shader name is set to the name of the entry point in SPIR-V and the shader index is set to 0.

When dispatching a node from another shader, the name is fixed at pipeline creation, but the index can be set dynamically. By associating multiple shaders with the same name but different indexes, applications can dynamically select different nodes to execute. Applications must ensure each node has a unique name and index.

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

  • VUID-VkPipelineShaderStageNodeCreateInfoAMDX-pName-parameter
    If pName is not NULL, pName must be a null-terminated UTF-8 string

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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