[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 0/5] R600, GCN: Guard Band support

Marek Olšák maraeo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 13:58:43 UTC 2016

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 2:41 PM, Roland Scheidegger <sroland at vmware.com> wrote:
> Am 11.04.2016 um 00:34 schrieb Marek Olšák:
>> Hi,
>> This patch series adds Guard Band support into r600g and radeonsi.
>> It first implements the Guard Band in radeonsi, then it moves all radeonsi scissor & viewport code into gallium/radeon, and then r600g is switched to it and its original scissor & viewport code is deleted.
>> The differences between the R600 and GCN code are almost none.
>> This should improve performance if clipping is the bottleneck.
>> Grigori Goronzy started this originally.
>> Please review.
>> Marek
> If this changes rendering of (large) points, you should probably mention
> this. But I wouldn't know if it actually does (it's just what I'd expect).

Since points are either trivially accepted or trivially discarded, the
guard band has no effect on them. The guard band only affects
primitives that cross the viewport boundary and must be clipped.

> (I'm not entirely sure if some other cases wouldn't be affected by this
> too, like fill mode line.)

Yes, but the OpenGL definition is pretty bad already. See the
GL_ARB_viewport_array spec and check out the paragraph containing the
word "shitty". (and have fun)


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