[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 05/18] egl/wayland: Add format enums to visual map

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 13:50:55 UTC 2018

On 9 February 2018 at 16:02, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> Hi Emil,
> On 8 February 2018 at 21:56, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 8 February 2018 at 14:05, Daniel Stone <daniels at collabora.com> wrote:
>>> Extend the visual map from only containing names and bitmasks, to also
>>> carrying the three format enums we need. These are the DRIImage format
>>> tokens for internal allocation, FourCC codes for wl_drm and dmabuf
>>> protocol, and wl_shm codes for swrast drivers.
>>> We will later use these formats to eliminate a bunch of open-coded
>>> conversions.
>> At some point i was drawing some plans about making the (2?) odd
>> wl_shm format like their WL_DRM/DRI_IMAGE/drm_fourcc brethren.
>> Until (if even since it's fiddly) that happens having all the bits in
>> one place is a great step.
> That would be a protocol break for all software-rendered clients, so
> even though it would be really great, I just don't see it happening.
> Oh well.
I think it shouldn't break if we do something like the following:
 - wl_shm v2, introduces .format2 (deprecates .format)
 - update mesa to wl_registry_bind wl_shm v2 or later (as we do for dmabuf)
 - ???
 - profit

To avoid the crazy/partial DRM/SHM/DMABUF format enums, one could even:
 - throw a single formats enum, keeping some compat. defines
 - which the extensions to the new format - a no-op


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