[Intel-gfx] RFC: i915 arch changes to better support new chipsets
jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Wed Mar 28 12:46:16 PDT 2012
On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:35:53 -0700
Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:41:21 -0700, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:13:47 -0700
> > Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> > > > > I'm open to suggestions on how to fix i915_reg.h; it's becoming quite a
> > > > > beast. Our goal to be to make it easy to add new definitions while
> > > > > also making it easy to not accidentally use old an incorrect
> > > > > definitions on a new platform.
> > > >
> > > > Close your eyes and just keep on adding gunk. Imo i915_reg.h is pretty
> > > > much a write-once file, and cscope can still keep up with the definitions.
> > > > So not a pain point for me.
> > Oh I forgot the most important thing here: how many f*cking places do
> > we need to add PCI IDs??!!
> > I'd really really like to see i915_reg.h shared to libdrm and used
> > directly by intel-gpu-tools and Mesa if at all possible, whether we
> > split it or not. The IS_* and HAS_* macros should be in there as well,
> > with the PCI IDs, then we can just add this stuff in one place...
> So, I was thinking about this, but the problem I see is that if we
> settle on the PCI ID/gen-number identifier being in libdrm, then some
> distro pulls a new libdrm with hsw bits, and ships the rest of old
> userland that happily initializes and spits ivb packets at it.
> I guess we could have the gen-number stuff be a union of
> IS_IVB()/IS_HSW()/IS_VLV(), and switch chipset probing to using each of
> those instead of just gen >= 4.
> Does this sound sane?
Yeah that might be better anyway, at least for the kernel where the
IS_GEN stuff is getting more and more overloaded and I'd like to move
away from it in some places.
So if you're ok with it, that sounds like a good approach.
Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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