Implement GPUBufferDescriptor.mappedAtCreation.

This CL:

 - Adds mappedAtCreation to dawn.json
 - Changes dawn_native to implement CreateBufferMapped in terms of
 - Duplicates all the CreateBufferMappedTests to mappedAtCreation tests
   (both validation and end2end).
 - Implements dawn_wire's mappedAtCreation in terms of
   CreateBufferMapped. The reversal in dawn_wire will be done in a
   follow-up CL.

Bug: dawn:445

Change-Id: I70b9fa729b1402524a6b993c3f288987eb65c6c4
Commit-Queue: Corentin Wallez <>
Reviewed-by: Kai Ninomiya <>
20 files changed
tree: 5083e9f4a6c943378032f5e9d6bbadbcb1075762
  1. .clang-format
  2. .gitattributes
  3. .gitignore
  4. .gn
  7. CMakeLists.txt
  9. DEPS
  11. OWNERS
  13. README.chromium
  15. build_overrides/
  16. codereview.settings
  17. dawn.json
  18. dawn_wire.json
  19. docs/
  20. examples/
  21. generator/
  22. infra/
  23. scripts/
  24. src/
  25. third_party/
  26. tools/

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 webgpu.h docs)




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