Vulkan: Reduce the onBufferRead/onBufferWrite API verbosity a bit

This adds helper functions to handle common use case for onBufferRead
and onBufferWrite to reduce the API verbosity a little bit. Also fix the
transform feedback bug that we are passing in wrong access/stage flags
when it is emulated by vertex shader.

Bug: b/155122200
Change-Id: Id2549ca00cad184a90c6230dc3665aaff44dda08
Commit-Queue: Charlie Lao <>
Reviewed-by: Shahbaz Youssefi <>
8 files changed
tree: 2c52c0f12c699d7292f4c54f68aa84c778b4abf1
  1. android/
  2. build_overrides/
  3. doc/
  4. extensions/
  5. gni/
  6. include/
  7. infra/
  8. samples/
  9. scripts/
  10. src/
  11. third_party/
  12. tools/
  13. util/
  14. .clang-format
  15. .gitattributes
  16. .gitignore
  17. .gn
  18. .style.yapf
  19. .yapfignore
  20. additional_readme_paths.json
  23. codereview.settings
  25. DEPS
  26. dotfile_settings.gni
  28. OWNERS
  30. README.chromium

ANGLE - Almost Native Graphics Layer Engine

The goal of ANGLE is to allow users of multiple operating systems to seamlessly run WebGL and other OpenGL ES content by translating OpenGL ES API calls to one of the hardware-supported APIs available for that platform. ANGLE currently provides translation from OpenGL ES 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 to Vulkan, desktop OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Direct3D 9, and Direct3D 11. Future plans include ES 3.2, translation to Metal and MacOS, Chrome OS, and Fuchsia support.

Level of OpenGL ES support via backing renderers

Direct3D 9Direct3D 11Desktop GLGL ESVulkanMetal
OpenGL ES 2.0completecompletecompletecompletecompletein progress
OpenGL ES 3.0completecompletecompletecomplete
OpenGL ES 3.1in progresscompletecompletein progress
OpenGL ES 3.2in progressin progressin progress

Platform support via backing renderers

Direct3D 9Direct3D 11Desktop GLGL ESVulkanMetal
Mac OS Xcompletein progress
Chrome OScompleteplanned
Fuchsiain progress

ANGLE v1.0.772 was certified compliant by passing the ES 2.0.3 conformance tests in October 2011. With the Vulkan backend, ANGLE 2.1.0.d46e2fb1e341 was certified compliant to ES 2.0 in Nov 2019, and ANGLE 2.1.0.f18ff947360d to ES 3.0 in Feb 2020. ANGLE also provides an implementation of the EGL 1.4 specification.

ANGLE is used as the default WebGL backend for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Windows platforms. Chrome uses ANGLE for all graphics rendering on Windows, including the accelerated Canvas2D implementation and the Native Client sandbox environment.

Portions of the ANGLE shader compiler are used as a shader validator and translator by WebGL implementations across multiple platforms. It is used on Mac OS X, Linux, and in mobile variants of the browsers. Having one shader validator helps to ensure that a consistent set of GLSL ES shaders are accepted across browsers and platforms. The shader translator can be used to translate shaders to other shading languages, and to optionally apply shader modifications to work around bugs or quirks in the native graphics drivers. The translator targets Desktop GLSL, Vulkan GLSL, Direct3D HLSL, and even ESSL for native GLES2 platforms.


ANGLE repository is hosted by Chromium project and can be browsed online or cloned with

git clone


View the Dev setup instructions.