[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] softpipe: allocate tile data on demand

Brian Paul brianp at vmware.com
Fri Sep 24 07:30:46 PDT 2010

On 09/24/2010 07:20 AM, Luca Barbieri wrote:
> Currently softpipe ends up allocating more than 200 MB of memory
> for each context due to the tile caches.
> Even worse, this memory is all explicitly cleared, which means that the
> kernel must actually back it with physical RAM right away.
> This change allocates tile memory on demand.

The patch didn't apply cleanly to my tree so I hand-applied it.

In any case, this change causes a ton of conformance failures. 
Several piglit tests in the "general" category also fail.


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