[Mesa-dev] [Mesa-stable] [PATCH] configure.ac: fix test for SSE4.1 assembler support
oded.gabbay at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 05:32:49 PST 2015
On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 2:34 PM, Jonathan Gray <jsg at jsg.id.au> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 09, 2015 at 01:39:30PM +0200, Oded Gabbay wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 1:09 PM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On 9 December 2015 at 05:37, Jonathan Gray <jsg at jsg.id.au> wrote:
>> >> Change the __m128i variables to be volatile so gcc 4.9 won't optimise
>> >> all of them out with -O1 or greater. The _mm_set1_epi32/pinsrd calls
>> >> still get optimised out but now there is at least one SSE4.1 instruction
>> >> generated via _mm_max_epu32/pmaxud. When all of the sse4.1 instructions
>> >> got optimised out the configure test would incorrectly pass when the
>> >> compiler supported the intrinsics and the assembler didn't support the
>> >> instructions.
>> > Must admit that I was not expecting that one. Looks like pixman (the
>> > inspiration for this check) is missing volatile as well. Does that one
>> > build/run fine on OpenBSD ?
>> >> Bugzilla: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91806
>> >> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Gray <jsg at jsg.id.au>
>> >> Cc: "11.0 11.1" <mesa-stable at lists.freedesktop.org>
>> > Reviewed-by: Emil Velikov <emil.velikov at collabora.com>
>> > I'll pick this in a couple of days (barring any objections).
>> > Thanks
>> > Emil
>> Adding pixman ML.
>> I must admit ignorance on this one.
>> I looked at configure.ac of pixman and I don't see any SSE4.1
>> reference, and AFAIK, we don't use those instructions (only SSE2 and
>> Is the above patch relevant for those as well ? because the tests in
>> configure.ac does *not* contain volatile.
> It looks like this is indeed a problem in pixman as well with at least
> gcc 4.2 and 4.9. Running the pixman sse2 test on amd64 I only
> see xmm register use and movdqa in the generated assembly with -O0.
> The pixman configure tests passes on OpenBSD but the toolchain
> recognises sse2 instructions just not sse 4.1.
> Introducing volatile to the pixman test stops the xmm/movdqa
> use from being optimised out.
I adapted the patch to pixman's configure.ac and sent it to the ML.
Jonathan, thanks for the patch.
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