C Specification

Each pipeline executable may have a set of statistics associated with it that are generated by the pipeline compilation process. These statistics may include things such as instruction counts, amount of spilling (if any), maximum number of simultaneous threads, or anything else which may aid developers in evaluating the expected performance of a shader. To query the compile time statistics associated with a pipeline executable, call:

// Provided by VK_KHR_pipeline_executable_properties
VkResult vkGetPipelineExecutableStatisticsKHR(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkPipelineExecutableInfoKHR*          pExecutableInfo,
    uint32_t*                                   pStatisticCount,
    VkPipelineExecutableStatisticKHR*           pStatistics);


  • device is the device that created the pipeline.

  • pExecutableInfo describes the pipeline executable being queried.

  • pStatisticCount is a pointer to an integer related to the number of statistics available or queried, as described below.

  • pStatistics is either NULL or a pointer to an array of VkPipelineExecutableStatisticKHR structures.


If pStatistics is NULL, then the number of statistics associated with the pipeline executable is returned in pStatisticCount. Otherwise, pStatisticCount must point to a variable set by the user to the number of elements in the pStatistics array, and on return the variable is overwritten with the number of structures actually written to pStatistics. If pStatisticCount is less than the number of statistics associated with the pipeline executable, at most pStatisticCount structures will be written, and VK_INCOMPLETE will be returned instead of VK_SUCCESS, to indicate that not all the available statistics were returned.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkGetPipelineExecutableStatisticsKHR-pipelineExecutableInfo-03272
    The pipelineExecutableInfo feature must be enabled

  • VUID-vkGetPipelineExecutableStatisticsKHR-pipeline-03273
    The pipeline member of pExecutableInfo must have been created with device

  • VUID-vkGetPipelineExecutableStatisticsKHR-pipeline-03274
    The pipeline member of pExecutableInfo must have been created with VK_PIPELINE_CREATE_CAPTURE_STATISTICS_BIT_KHR

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

  • VUID-vkGetPipelineExecutableStatisticsKHR-pExecutableInfo-parameter
    pExecutableInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkPipelineExecutableInfoKHR structure

  • VUID-vkGetPipelineExecutableStatisticsKHR-pStatisticCount-parameter
    pStatisticCount must be a valid pointer to a uint32_t value

  • VUID-vkGetPipelineExecutableStatisticsKHR-pStatistics-parameter
    If the value referenced by pStatisticCount is not 0, and pStatistics is not NULL, pStatistics must be a valid pointer to an array of pStatisticCount VkPipelineExecutableStatisticKHR structures

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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