[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 5/6] i965: Upload binding tables in hw-generated binding table format.

Abdiel Janulgue abdiel.janulgue at linux.intel.com
Fri Jun 26 03:59:17 PDT 2015

On 06/26/2015 10:55 AM, Chris Wilson wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 08:52:01AM +0300, Abdiel Janulgue wrote:
>> When hardware-generated binding tables are enabled, use the hw-generated
>> binding table format when uploading binding table state.
>> Normally, the CS will will just consume the binding table pointer commands
>> as pipelined state. When the RS is enabled however, the RS flushes whatever
>> edited surface state entries of our on-chip binding table to the binding
>> table pool before passing the command on to the CS.
>> Note that the the binding table pointer offset is relative to the binding table
>> pool base address when resource streamer instead of the surface state base address.
>> v2: Fix possible buffer overflow when allocating a chunk out of the
>>     hw-binding table pool (Ken).
> If I am reading this correctly, the binding table store offsets relative
> to the surface-state base address. It would seem that separating the
> surfaces into their own state bo would cut down on the amount of RS
> traffic (you would not need to reload the binding table bo every batch,
> nor change the entries as often). Right?

We tried this approach already around a couple of years ago*. Yes, it
did cut down the traffic but didn't offer any performance improvements.


[*] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-dev/2013-October/046362.html

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