Intel ANV Lands New Vulkan 1.0.61 Extensions, Android Prep Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 18 September 2017 at 09:14 PM EDT. Add A Comment
Intel's "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver has landed support today for some new extensions as well as prepping Android support for this open-source Vulkan driver.

Landing today within Mesa 17.3 Git in the Intel ANV driver is support for the VK_KHR_bind_memory2 and VK_KHR_image_format_list extensions as introduced in Vulkan 1.0.61. These are two of the four extensions added with last week's v1.0.61 update.

The VK_KHR_bind_memory2 extension is about supporting multiple bindings to be supported at once for vkBindBufferMemory/vkBindImageMemory while also improving the API to be more extensible. The VK_KHR_image_format_list extension provides a listing of all formats that can be used with a Vulkan image when it's created.

Also hitting Mesa Git today by former Intel developer turned Googler Chad Versace was prep work in allowing the ANV Vulkan driver to work on Android. This Android support for the Intel Vulkan driver is being primarily geared for the use case of Intel-powered Chromebooks looking to run Android Vulkan applications using the ARC++ runtime.
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