Vulkan: Add support for layer extensions.

This commit generalizes the way layers are handled to be more like
extensions, and adds support for gathering and enabling layer
extensions.

This is in preparation for using the VK_EXT_validation_features
extension to enable barrier validation.

Also adds logic to use the Fuchsia swapchain layer when it is available.
It seems to have been removed by mistake some time ago.

Bug: dawn:635

Change-Id: I8e5776d546ddd7940238465c7b0f187d8dd3c5bc
Reviewed-on: https://dawn-review.googlesource.com/c/dawn/+/38104
Commit-Queue: Corentin Wallez <cwallez@chromium.org>
Auto-Submit: Corentin Wallez <cwallez@chromium.org>
Reviewed-by: Austin Eng <enga@chromium.org>
5 files changed
tree: 0cc6c21088d819de21f93a17012e190a3c650ef3
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README.md

Dawn, a WebGPU implementation

Dawn is an open-source and cross-platform implementation of the work-in-progress WebGPU standard. More precisely it implements webgpu.h that is a one-to-one mapping with the WebGPU IDL. Dawn is meant to be integrated as part of a larger system and is the underlying implementation of WebGPU in Chromium.

Dawn provides several WebGPU building blocks:

  • WebGPU C/C++ headers that applications and other building blocks use.
    • The webgpu.h version that Dawn implements.
    • A C++ wrapper for the webgpu.h.
  • A “native” implementation of WebGPU using platforms' GPU APIs:
    • D3D12 on Windows 10
    • Metal on macOS and iOS
    • Vulkan on Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, Android and Fuchsia
    • OpenGL as best effort where available
  • A client-server implementation of WebGPU for applications that are in a sandbox without access to native drivers

Helpful links:

Documentation table of content

Developer documentation:

User documentation: (TODO, figure out what overlaps with the webgpu.h docs)

Status

(TODO)

License

Apache 2.0 Public License, please see LICENSE.

Disclaimer

This is not an officially supported Google product.