## C Specification

Bits which can be set in VkBufferCreateInfo::flags, specifying additional parameters of a buffer, are:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
typedef enum VkBufferCreateFlagBits {
VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT = 0x00000001,
VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT = 0x00000002,
VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_ALIASED_BIT = 0x00000004,
// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_1
VK_BUFFER_CREATE_PROTECTED_BIT = 0x00000008,
// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_2
} VkBufferCreateFlagBits;

## Description

• VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT specifies that the buffer will be backed using sparse memory binding.

• VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT specifies that the buffer can be partially backed using sparse memory binding. Buffers created with this flag must also be created with the VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT flag.

• VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_ALIASED_BIT specifies that the buffer will be backed using sparse memory binding with memory ranges that might also simultaneously be backing another buffer (or another portion of the same buffer). Buffers created with this flag must also be created with the VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT flag.

• VK_BUFFER_CREATE_PROTECTED_BIT specifies that the buffer is a protected buffer.

• VK_BUFFER_CREATE_DEVICE_ADDRESS_CAPTURE_REPLAY_BIT specifies that the buffer’s address can be saved and reused on a subsequent run (e.g. for trace capture and replay), see VkBufferOpaqueCaptureAddressCreateInfo for more detail.

See Sparse Resource Features and Physical Device Features for details of the sparse memory features supported on a device.

## Document Notes

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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