[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 1/3] i965: Emit the BLEND_STATE pointer directly rather than via atoms.

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Tue Jun 11 14:39:54 PDT 2013

Kenneth Graunke <kenneth at whitecape.org> writes:

> Previously, we would:
> 1. Emit the new indirect state.
> 3. Rely on later state atoms to notice CACHE_NEW_BLEND_STATE and emit a
>    pointer to the new indirect state.
> This is rather cumbersome: it requires two state atoms instead of one,
> and there's a strict ordering dependency in the list.  Plus, the code
> gets spread across two functions (or even files in the case of Gen7+).
> Gen7+ has a packet to update just the blend state pointer, so it makes a
> lot of sense to simply emit that right away.  Gen6 has a combined packet
> which updates blending, the color calculator, and depth/stencil state;
> however, each can still be modified independently.
> This drops the Gen6 micro-optimization where we tried to only emit one
> packet that changed all three states.  State updates are pretty cheap.
> CACHE_NEW_BLEND_STATE is no longer necessary, so drop it.

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Reviewed-by: Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net>
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