[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: check to see if SIMD registers are available before using SIMD

Christoph Hellwig hch at infradead.org
Fri May 1 18:07:31 UTC 2020

On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 04:10:16PM -0600, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Sometimes it's not okay to use SIMD registers, the conditions for which
> have changed subtly from kernel release to kernel release. Usually the
> pattern is to check for may_use_simd() and then fallback to using
> something slower in the unlikely case SIMD registers aren't available.
> So, this patch fixes up i915's accelerated memcpy routines to fallback
> to boring memcpy if may_use_simd() is false.

Err, why does i915 implements its own uncached memcpy instead of relying
on core functionality to start with?

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