What trace tools are available with the LunarG Vulkan SDK?

You can capture a trace file of the Vulkan API calls and replay them using the trace tools. Commonly, application developers share application workloads with third parties, such as IHVs (Independent Hardware Vendors), who don’t have access to their application.

  • The trace tool (vktrace) captures the Vulkan API activity in an application and stores it in a file.
  • The replay tool (vkreplay) plays back the trace file, independent of the application.

As an example, this capability is useful for reporting a rendering problem to an IHV. The trace file reduces the need for the IHV to set up an environment to reproduce the problem.

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