[Mesa-dev] [PATCH rfc 0/3] Be able to disable EGL/GLX_EXT_buffer_age

Qiang Yu yuq825 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 14:40:22 UTC 2018

Hi Emil,

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 9:54 PM Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5 July 2018 at 14:31, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Qiang Yu
> >
> > On 5 July 2018 at 03:31, Qiang Yu <yuq825 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> For GPU like ARM mali Utgard EGL/GLX_EXT_buffer_age will make
> >> performace worse. But mesa has no way to disable it.
> >>
> >> This patch series make driver be able to disable it and add a
> >> gallium pipe cap for gallium driver usage. Due to currently
> >> only out of tree lima driver need it, and not sure if this is
> >> the right way to disable it, so I send this RFC before lima be
> >> able to upstream.
> >>
> > Pretty sure we already have a way to handle that. Look for
> > glx_disable_ext_buffer_age - it was introduced for the VMWare driver.
> > Although we should:
> > a) tweak the name - kind of split if we need to
> > b) add glx/dri2 and egl support
> >
> Looking at the implementation - it uses a driver query, meaning that
> one could enable it at a later stage.
> No need to worry if the user has old drirc/etc as with current solution.

Yes, use drirc to disable buffer age means it can be enabled by changing
the config (driver has to support it). But GPU like mali just don't want to
support it at all (need extra code do bad things).


> Having two ways of doing the same thing is a bad idea.
> Perhaps we can remove the drirc implementation and use this instead?
> Thomas, what do you think?
> Thanks
> Emil

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