[Pixman] [PATCH 3/3] Add an iterator that can fetch bilinearly scaled images

Søren Sandmann sandmann at cs.au.dk
Sat Aug 3 11:32:00 PDT 2013

Søren Sandmann <sandmann at cs.au.dk> writes:

>> Here the new C code appears to be slower for all scaling ratios.
>> I suspect that a possible reason is the use of 64-bit arithmetic
>> operations on a 32-bit processor.
>> The performance of C code is generally more important for less
>> common CPU architectures, because they are usually lacking special
>> optimizations.
> Yeah, a slowdown like that is not really acceptable considering that x86
> will rarely benefit from this code. I'll try to make a version with 32
> bit arithmetic.

Okay, new version to follow - compared to the earlier one sent to the
list, this one uses only 32 bit arithmetic when sizeof (long) <=
4. Compared to the version discussed on IRC, this version is somewhat
faster because by storing the cached source lines in AGBR format (rather
than ARGB), it avoids a bit of shift/mask activity.

The 64 bit version of this new version is now faster than the old C code
at all scaling ratio. Various data is available here:



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