[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] drirc: add option to disable ARB_draw_indirect

Rob Clark robdclark at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 22:52:55 UTC 2017

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 3:31 PM, Ian Romanick <idr at freedesktop.org> wrote:
> On 12/05/2017 08:25 AM, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 8:18 AM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Rob,
>>> On 5 December 2017 at 12:54, Rob Clark <robdclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> This is a bit sad/annoying.  But with current GPU firmware (at least on
>>>> a5xx) we can support both draw-indirect and base-instance.  But we can't
>>>> support draw-indirect with a non-zero base-instance specified.  So add a
>>>> driconf option to hide the extension from games that are known to use
>>>> both.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Rob Clark <robdclark at gmail.com>
>>>> ---
>>>> Tbh, I'm also not really sure what to do when/if we got updated firmware
>>>> which handled draw-indirect with base-instance, since we'd need to make
>>>> this option conditional on fw version.  For STK that probably isn't a
>>>> big deal since it doesn't use draw-indirect in a particularly useful way
>>>> (the indirect buffer is generated on CPU).
>>> Couldn't freedreno just return 0 for PIPE_CAP_DRAW_INDIRECT (aka
>>> disable the extension) as it detects buggy FW?
>>> This is what radeons have been doing as they encounter iffy firmware or LLVM.
>>> AFAICT freedreno doesn't do GL 4.0 or GLES 3.1 so one should be safe.
>> Rob is this -><- close to ES 3.1, so that's not a great option.
> And I don't suppose there's a way to get updated firmware?  i965 has
> similar sorts of cases where higher versions are disabled due to missing
> kernel features.

I can ask.. I guess the odds are lower compared to a open src driver
effort supported by the hw vendor..

For now I've disabled exposing base-instance since that isn't needed
until later than draw-indirect..


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