[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] nicer-no-wrap-patch

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Tue Nov 12 14:19:10 PST 2013

"Rogovin, Kevin" <kevin.rogovin at intel.com> writes:

> Hi all, I will later submit a patch taking into account comments, however one comment I will address *now*.
> Eric Anholt [eric at anholt.net] writes:
>>Kevin Rogovin <kevin.rogovin at intel.com> writes:
>>> This patch adds a function interface for enabling no wrap on batch commands,
>>>adds to it assert enforcement that the number bytes added to the
>>> batch buffer does not exceed a passed value and finally this is used
>>> in brw_try_draw_prims() to help make sure that estimated_max_prim_size
>>> is a good value.
>>I don't like adding overhead to every batch operation.  You can just do
>>an assert like I did in 185b5a54c94ce11487146042c8eec24909187ed6
> That approach used in brw_blorp_exec.cpp will not work here because the estimate
> is (and should be) computed in brw_try_draw_prims() and the assert needs to be done
> whenever commands or state are added to the batch buffer. Additionally it is literally an
> overhead or exactly writing one boolean and two integers _per_ draw call. This overhead
> is literally insignificant next to the overhead of the call stack to reach brw_try_draw_primis().

You added code to intel_batchbuffer_require_space, which is called from

You should simply verify at the end of the brw_try_draw_prims that we
didn't exceed the space we estimated, same as the strategy in blorp.  It
doesn't help to know which particular BEGIN_BATCH pushed you over the
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