[Mesa-dev] [RFC] spec: MESA_program_binary
tarceri at itsqueeze.com
Thu Feb 16 08:11:43 UTC 2017
On 16/02/17 18:58, Timothy Arceri wrote:
> On 16/02/17 17:55, Tapani Pälli wrote:
>> On 02/16/2017 04:52 AM, Timothy Arceri wrote:
>>> In order add functionality to ARB_get_program_binary we need
>>> binary format enums.
>> I've understood that this is a driver internal enumeration. When
>> application gets the binary it also receives enum (integer value) what
>> format we gave. Then when loading application needs to query what
>> formats are supported by the implementation and load the correct binary.
>> We just need to internally make agreement on format list and return
>> correct one matching the current driver in use?
> Not that it's actually likely to happen but if we were to only have a
> single MESA enum an application could only distribute a single binary.
> e.g either for AMD, INTEL or NVIDIA but not one for each. That is unless
> we were to compile and pack all gpu vendor binarys at the same time
> which seems overly complicated and expensive.
> I could see an intenal id being used for gpu generations from hardware
Or are you saying we don't need to define the enums? If so I don't think
that is correct. The ARB_get_program_binary extension says:
"A vendor extension must also be present in order
to define one or more binary formats, thereby populating the list of
PROGRAM_BINARY_FORMATS. The <binaryFormat> returned by
GetProgramBinary is always one of the binary formats in this list.
The beauty of this extension, however, is that an application does
to be aware of the vendor extension on any given implementation.
needs to retrieve a program binary with an anonymous <binaryFormat> and
resupply that same <binaryFormat> when loading the program binary."
>>> Techland games such as Dead Island and Dying Light make use of
>>> GetProgramBinary(). My current guess is the Dead Island crash
>>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85564 is caused
>>> due to buggy handling of this feature not being available.
>>> Anyway I'm not sure how we go about getting Khronos to assign
>>> enums for the binary formats but thought I'd send this to the
>>> list for discussion.
>>> docs/specs/MESA_program_binary.txt | 78
>>> 1 file changed, 78 insertions(+)
>>> create mode 100644 docs/specs/MESA_program_binary.txt
>>> diff --git a/docs/specs/MESA_program_binary.txt
>>> new file mode 100644
>>> index 0000000..b34e42e
>>> --- /dev/null
>>> +++ b/docs/specs/MESA_program_binary.txt
>>> @@ -0,0 +1,78 @@
>>> + MESA_program_binary
>>> +Name Strings
>>> + GL_MESA_program_binary
>>> + Timothy Arceri (tarceri 'at' itsqueeze.com)
>>> + Complete.
>>> + Last Modified Date: February 16, 2017
>>> + Revision: #1
>>> + ???
>>> + OpenGL ES 2.0 is required.
>>> + Written based on the wording of the OpenGL ES 2.0 specification.
>>> + This extension interacts with OES_get_program_binary.
>>> + MESA provides drivers for multiple hardware vendors. This extension
>>> + provides binary formats in order to avoid conflicts between
>>> drivers when
>>> + loading precompiled binaries.
>>> +New Procedures and Functions
>>> + None.
>>> +New Tokens
>>> + Accepted by the <binaryFormat> parameter of ShaderBinary:
>>> + MESA_PROGRAM_BINARY_AMD ????
>>> + MESA_PROGRAM_BINARY_NV ????
>>> + MESA_PROGRAM_BINARY_INTEL ????
>>> + MESA_PROGRAM_BINARY_BCOM ????
>>> + MESA_PROGRAM_BINARY_QCOM ????
>>> +Additions to Chapter 2 of the OpenGL ES 2.0 Specification (OpenGL
>>> + Add the following paragraph to the end of section 2.10.2:
>>> + "Depending on the hardware in use the apropriate <binaryFormat> is
>>> + returned when querying the list of SHADER_BINARY_FORMATS.
>>> + Pre-compiled shader binaries in this format may be loaded via
>>> + When a binary fails to load, an INVALID_VALUE error is generated
>>> and a
>>> + more detailed error message is appended to the shader's info log."
>>> + INVALID_VALUE is generated if the <binary> parameter to
>>> ShaderBinary was
>>> + produced with an incompatible version of the MESA shader compiler.
>>> +New State
>>> + None.
>>> +Revision History
>>> + #01 02/16/2010 Timothy Arceri First draft.
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