[Pixman] Basic infrastructure for MIPS32r2 and DSPr1 optimizations

Nemanja Lukic nemanja.lukic at rt-rk.com
Tue Jul 23 08:42:11 PDT 2013

Some of the optimizations introduced in previous DSPr2 commits were not DSPr2
specific. Some of the fast-paths didn't used DSPr2 instructions at all, and
rather utilized more generic MIPS32r2 instruction set or previous version of
DSP instruction set (DSPr1) for optimizations.
Since Pixman's run-time CPU detection only added DSPr2 fast-paths on 74K MIPS
cores, these optimizations couldn't be used on cores that don't support DSPr2,
but do support MIPS32r2 or DSPr1 instructions (these are almost all newer MIPS
CPU cores like 4K, 24K, 34K, 1004K, etc).
These patches extract those MIPS32r2 and DSPr1 specific optimizations into new
fast-path sets, with appropriate build and run time infrastructure. With these
pathes no new optimizations are introduced, only refactoring of previous DSPr2
optimizations into MIPS32r2-specific and DSPr1-specific.
Future commits will add more MIPS32r2 and DSPr1 specific fast paths.
For testing, lowlevel-blt benchmark is used and two different MIPS cores:
 - 24Kc - for MIPS32r2
 - 1004Kc - for DSPr1
Any comments for these pathes are welcome.

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