Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Apr 4 10:43:37 UTC 2017


On 4 April 2017 at 11:27, Christopher James Halse Rogers
<chris at cooperteam.net> wrote:
> On 4 April 2017 6:31:12 pm AEST, Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch> wrote:
>>This seems like an awful specific special case. Why can't you do the
>>entire dance upfront, i.e. import buffer, addfb2? None of that has any
>>visible effect, and it will also allow you to check runtime constraints
>>which can't be covered with this here.
> No, because addfb2 doesn't (or, rather, didn't) actually check any runtime constraints.
> The problem only appeared when the buffer is actually *used* in a modeset - otherwise I could do a (reasonably) cheap import/addfb/render on exporter/read out on importer dance to detect it.
> To be clear - this is trying to solve the problem “how can I tell if it's safe to addfb/pageflip rather than do a GL copy to a GPU-local buffer and flip from that?”.
> If I could guarantee that I'd only ever run on 4.13-or-later kernels (I think that's when the previous patches will land?), then this would indeed be mostly unnecessary. It would save me a bunch of addfb calls that would predictably fail, but they're cheap.

Yeah, the ABI is that AddFB2 should fail hard on something which can
never be used as a framebuffer. The fact it didn't is a bug rather
than a behavioural change per se ...


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