[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 0/8] nouveau: add support for vaapi

Ilia Mirkin imirkin at alum.mit.edu
Thu Aug 27 10:35:07 PDT 2015

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 1:11 PM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> HI Julien,
> On 27 August 2015 at 15:15, Julien Isorce <j.isorce at samsung.com> wrote:
>> Currently nouveau does not support chunk decoding
>> which is required to support st/va
>> The following patches refactor nouveau_vp3_bsp
>> and nvc0_decoder_bsp in order to implement
>> pipe_video_codec::begin_frame/decode_bitstream/end_frame.
>> So that decode_bitstream can be call multiple times
>> between each begin/end.
>> TODO: apply same logic for nv98 but I do not have the
>> material to test it.
>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89969
>> Julien Isorce (8):
>>   nouveau: extract memcpy loop from nouveau_vp3_bsp
>>   nouveau: remove nouveau_vp3_bsp to use begin/next/end
>>   nouveau: split nvc0_decoder_bsp in begin/next/end
>>   nouveau: preserve content buffer when calling nvc0_decoder_bsp_next
>>   nouveau: remove nvc0_decoder_bsp and use begin/next/end instead
>>   nvc0: implement pipe_video_codec::begin_frame/end_frame
>>   nouveau: fix chunk decoding by updating number of slices
>>   build: enable st/va with nouveau driver
> Glad to hear that you've got vaapi working. Did you check that vdpau
> did not regress ?
> I'm wondering if it's going to be better if you gradually re-factor
> the existing code. The current "1. add 'new' implementation (incl.
> variables we don't want/need until halfway through), 2. remove 'old'
> implementation" approach does not seem too appealing imho.
> Others might disagree with my suggestion, though :)

I wholeheartedly agree... the current patch series makes it very
difficult to verify that you're doing stuff "right" since I have to
look at the "add" and "remove" patches at once. Also your "preserve
content buffer" thing should probably be folded into the previous
patch, since that's integral to what those functions do. I realize
that in the end it'll end up creating just one or two mega-patches,
but I'd rather have that than the functionality scattered all over.

You don't have to worry about nv98_video if you don't want to, I can
take care of fixing that up afterwards, but do try to leave as much
functionality in nouveau_vp3 as possible. (Perhaps you've done that, I
haven't looked in great detail yet.)


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