[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] nv50: limit the maximum number of samplers to 16

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 11:44:21 PDT 2015

On 13 July 2015 at 19:30, Ilia Mirkin <imirkin at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 2:28 PM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 13 July 2015 at 17:32, samuel.pitoiset <samuel.pitoiset at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 13/07/2015 18:08, Emil Velikov wrote:
>>>> Is there some widely know issue with it ? mesa & envytools does not
>>>> mention anything (based of a quick scan).
>>> There is no know issue with NV50_3D_BIND_TSC2, but Ilia doesn't seem to want
>>> to use it. :-)
>>> That's why I followed his suggestion by reducing the max. number of samplers
>>> to 16 like for nvc0.
>> Ack, thanks for the confirmation. Currently it reads like a warning
>> sign "stay away from XXX" - so if you want to you can soften if a bit.
> "stay away from BIND_TSC2" is right. It's very much not to be used for
> regular applications from what I can tell.
I guess I'm having a dull moment and cannot justify the "hostility"
towards it. Is it solely based upon "the blob does not use it so we
shouldn't either" or is there something else ? Perhaps they cannot be
bothered to hook it up. Should that be a discouragement towards using
it in nouveau ?


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