Mesa (7.10): docs: replace llvmpipe/README with docs/llvmpipe.html

Jose Fonseca jrfonseca at kemper.freedesktop.org
Wed Apr 20 02:31:28 PDT 2011


Module: Mesa
Branch: 7.10
Commit: 2c83c2860886ad881490bbb7708bb974792d2f0a
URL:    http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/commit/?id=2c83c2860886ad881490bbb7708bb974792d2f0a

Author: Brian Paul <brianp at vmware.com>
Date:   Thu Apr  7 13:56:45 2011 -0600

docs: replace llvmpipe/README with docs/llvmpipe.html

---

 docs/contents.html                                 |    1 +
 .../drivers/llvmpipe/README => docs/llvmpipe.html  |  134 +++++++++++++++-----
 2 files changed, 101 insertions(+), 34 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/contents.html b/docs/contents.html
index cf1661e..8fc2ac0 100644
--- a/docs/contents.html
+++ b/docs/contents.html
@@ -62,6 +62,7 @@ a:visited {
 <LI><A HREF="perf.html" target="MainFrame">Performance Tips</A>
 <LI><A HREF="extensions.html" target="MainFrame">Mesa Extensions</A>
 <LI><A HREF="mangling.html" target="MainFrame">Function Name Mangling</A>
+<LI><A href="llvmpipe.html" target="MainFrame">Gallium llvmpipe driver</A>
 </ul>
 
 <b>Developer Topics</b>
diff --git a/src/gallium/drivers/llvmpipe/README b/docs/llvmpipe.html
similarity index 67%
rename from src/gallium/drivers/llvmpipe/README
rename to docs/llvmpipe.html
index cd0e476..28d7411 100644
--- a/src/gallium/drivers/llvmpipe/README
+++ b/docs/llvmpipe.html
@@ -1,65 +1,116 @@
-LLVMPIPE -- a fork of softpipe that employs LLVM for code generation.
+<HTML>
 
+<TITLE>llvmpipe</TITLE>
 
-Requirements
-============
+<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="mesa.css"></head>
 
- - A x86 or amd64 processor.  64bit mode is preferred.
- 
+<BODY>
+
+<H1>Introduction</H1>
+
+<p>
+The Gallium llvmpipe driver is a software rasterizer that uses LLVM to
+do runtime code generation.
+Shaders, point/line/triangle rasterization and vertex processing are
+implemented with LLVM IR which is translated to x86 or x86-64 machine
+code.
+Also, the driver is multithreaded to take advantage of multiple CPU cores
+(up to 8 at this time).
+It's the fastest software rasterizer for Mesa.
+</p>
+
+
+<h1>Requirements</h1>
+
+<dl>
+<dt>An x86 or amd64 processor.  64-bit mode is preferred.</dt>
+<dd>
+   <p>
    Support for sse2 is strongly encouraged.  Support for ssse3, and sse4.1 will
    yield the most efficient code.  The less features the CPU has the more
    likely is that you ran into underperforming, buggy, or incomplete code.  
-   
+   </p>
+   <p>
    See /proc/cpuinfo to know what your CPU supports.
- 
- - LLVM. Version 2.8 recommended. 2.6 or later required.
-
-   NOTE: LLVM 2.8 and earlier will not work on systems that support the
+   </p>
+</dd>
+<dt>LLVM. Version 2.8 recommended. 2.6 or later required.</dt>
+<dd>
+   <p>
+   <b>NOTE</b>: LLVM 2.8 and earlier will not work on systems that support the
    Intel AVX extensions (e.g. Sandybridge).  LLVM's code generator will
    fail when trying to emit AVX instructions.  This was fixed in LLVM 2.9.
- 
+   </p>
+   <p>
    For Linux, on a recent Debian based distribution do:
- 
+   </p>
+<pre>
      aptitude install llvm-dev
-
+</pre>
+   For a RPM-based distribution do:
+   </p>
+<pre>
+     yum install llvm-devel
+</pre>
+
+   <p>
    For Windows download pre-built MSVC 9.0 or MinGW binaries from
    http://people.freedesktop.org/~jrfonseca/llvm/ and set the LLVM environment
    variable to the extracted path.
+   </p>
 
+   <p>
    For MSVC there are two set of binaries: llvm-x.x-msvc32mt.7z and
    llvm-x.x-msvc32mtd.7z .
+   </p>
 
+   <p>
    You have to set the LLVM=/path/to/llvm-x.x-msvc32mtd env var when passing
    debug=yes to scons, and LLVM=/path/to/llvm-x.x-msvc32mt when building with
    debug=no. This is necessary as LLVM builds as static library so the chosen
    MS CRT must match.
+   </p>
+</dd>
 
- - scons (optional)
+<dt>scons (optional)</dt>
+</dl>
 
 
-Building
-========
+
+<h1>Building</h1>
 
 To build everything on Linux invoke scons as:
 
+<pre>
   scons build=debug libgl-xlib
+</pre>
 
 Alternatively, you can build it with GNU make, if you prefer, by invoking it as
 
+<pre>
   make linux-llvm
+</pre>
 
 but the rest of these instructions assume that scons is used.
 
 For windows is everything the except except the winsys:
 
+<pre>
   scons build=debug libgl-gdi
+</pre>
+
 
-Using
-=====
+<h1>Using</h1>
 
 On Linux, building will create a drop-in alternative for libGL.so into
 
+<pre>
   build/foo/gallium/targets/libgl-xlib/libGL.so
+</pre>
+or
+<pre>
+  lib/gallium/libGL.so
+</pre>
 
 To use it set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable accordingly.
 
@@ -72,19 +123,20 @@ replacing the native ICD driver, but it's quite an advanced usage, so if you
 need to ask, don't even try it.
 
 
-Profiling
-=========
+<h1>Profiling</h1>
 
 To profile llvmpipe you should pass the options
 
+<pre>
   scons build=profile <same-as-before>
+</pre>
 
 This will ensure that frame pointers are used both in C and JIT functions, and
 that no tail call optimizations are done by gcc.
 
-
 To better profile JIT code you'll need to build LLVM with oprofile integration.
 
+<pre>
   ./configure \
       --prefix=$install_dir \
       --enable-optimized \
@@ -96,43 +148,57 @@ To better profile JIT code you'll need to build LLVM with oprofile integration.
   make -C "$build_dir" install
 
   find "$install_dir/lib" -iname '*.a' -print0 | xargs -0 strip --strip-debug
+</pre>
 
 The you should define
 
+<pre>
   export LLVM=/path/to/llvm-2.6-profile
+</pre>
 
 and rebuild.
 
 
-Unit testing
-============
+<h1>Unit testing</h1>
 
+<p>
 Building will also create several unit tests in
 build/linux-???-debug/gallium/drivers/llvmpipe:
+</p>
 
- - lp_test_blend: blending
- - lp_test_conv: SIMD vector conversion
- - lp_test_format: pixel unpacking/packing
+</ul>
+<li> lp_test_blend: blending
+<li> lp_test_conv: SIMD vector conversion
+<li> lp_test_format: pixel unpacking/packing
+</ul>
 
+<p>
 Some of this tests can output results and benchmarks to a tab-separated-file
 for posterior analysis, e.g.:
-
+</p>
+<pre>
   build/linux-x86_64-debug/gallium/drivers/llvmpipe/lp_test_blend -o blend.tsv
+</pre>
 
 
-Development Notes
-=================
+<h1>Development Notes</h1>
 
-- When looking to this code by the first time start in lp_state_fs.c, and 
+<ul>
+<li>
+  When looking to this code by the first time start in lp_state_fs.c, and 
   then skim through the lp_bld_* functions called in there, and the comments
   at the top of the lp_bld_*.c functions.  
-
-- The driver-independent parts of the LLVM / Gallium code are found in
+</li>
+<li>
+  The driver-independent parts of the LLVM / Gallium code are found in
   src/gallium/auxiliary/gallivm/.  The filenames and function prefixes
   need to be renamed from "lp_bld_" to something else though.
-
-- We use LLVM-C bindings for now. They are not documented, but follow the C++
+</li>
+<li>
+  We use LLVM-C bindings for now. They are not documented, but follow the C++
   interfaces very closely, and appear to be complete enough for code
   generation. See 
   http://npcontemplation.blogspot.com/2008/06/secret-of-llvm-c-bindings.html
   for a stand-alone example.  See the llvm-c/Core.h file for reference.
+</li>
+</ul>



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