C Specification

To query the status of a fence from the host, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkGetFenceStatus(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    VkFence                                     fence);


  • device is the logical device that owns the fence.

  • fence is the handle of the fence to query.


Upon success, vkGetFenceStatus returns the status of the fence object, with the following return codes:

Table 1. Fence Object Status Codes
Status Meaning


The fence specified by fence is signaled.


The fence specified by fence is unsignaled.


The device has been lost. See Lost Device.

If a queue submission command is pending execution, then the value returned by this command may immediately be out of date.

If the device has been lost (see Lost Device), vkGetFenceStatus may return any of the above status codes. If the device has been lost and vkGetFenceStatus is called repeatedly, it will eventually return either VK_SUCCESS or VK_ERROR_DEVICE_LOST.

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

  • VUID-vkGetFenceStatus-fence-parameter
    fence must be a valid VkFence handle

  • VUID-vkGetFenceStatus-fence-parent
    fence must have been created, allocated, or retrieved from device

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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