[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 03/13] i965: Print subreg in units of type-size on ternary instructions

Matt Turner mattst88 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 17:37:43 UTC 2017

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 5:03 PM, Scott D Phillips
<scott.d.phillips at intel.com> wrote:
> Matt Turner <mattst88 at gmail.com> writes:
>> The instruction word contains SubRegNum[4:2] so it's in units of dwords
>> (hence the * 4 to get it in terms of bytes). Before this patch, the
>> subreg would have been wrong for DF arguments.
> Trying to grok the subregnum stuff here, in brw_eu_emit.c I see:
> static int
> get_3src_subreg_nr(struct brw_reg reg)
> {
>    /* Normally, SubRegNum is in bytes (0..31).  However, 3-src
>     * instructions use 32-bit units (components 0..7).  Since they
>     * only support F/D/UD types, this doesn't lose any
>     * flexibility, but uses fewer bits.
>     */
>    return reg.subnr / 4;
> }
> Does the code above need updated for DF registers too? Or is that
> already accounted for somehow?

Nope, it does not, but that's a good question nonetheless.

Align1 mode has SubRegNum[4:0], which means it can represent
subregister numbers from 0-31. Regular (1 and 2 source) align16
instructions only have SubRegNum[4], which means it can represent
subregister numbers of only 0 and 16.

3-source instructions, which until CNL are only available in align16
mode, use a different instruction format in order to fit the extra
source. In order to do that, they lose some flexibility available to
1-2 source instructions like the full range of datatypes. Only F, D,
UD, and DF datatypes are supported, so there's no need for subregister
bits for offsets lower than four bytes, but they do offer a bit for
replication (called RepCtrl) that picks a single value and replicates
it to all channels. For that you want more than just the SubRegNum[4]
offered by regular align16 instructions, so they made it
SubRegNum[4:2], which is capable of representing any four-byte aligned

With doubles, you'd just never use bit 2.

The code in get_3src_subreg_nr() is just an easy hack chop off the low
two bits from reg.subnr in order to go to the SubRegNum[4:2] form.

> I'm probably just missing something. With an explanation Patches 1-3 are:
> Reviewed-by: Scott D Phillips <scott.d.phillips at intel.com>


More information about the mesa-dev mailing list