[PATCH xf86-video-ati 1/2] EXA/6xx/7xx: fast solid pixmap support

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Tue May 31 06:25:42 UTC 2016

On 27.05.2016 18:02, tan.hu at zte.com.cn wrote:
> Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net> wrote on 2016-05-24 16:52:23:
>> Hi Tan,
>> unfortunately, your mailer seems to have mangled your patches, so they
>> can't be applied. Can you re-send the patches with git send-email, or
>> maybe provide access to a Git tree containing the changes?
> I have resend the patch with git, please check it.

They apply fine now, thanks. I'm afraid I can't really review them
beyond cosmetic issues though; Grigori, can you take a look?

>> On 17.05.2016 19:17, tan.hu at zte.com.cn wrote:
>>> r6xx still be used on some machine, 
>> Doesn't glamor work well on those machines with a current version of
>> xserver? If not, what specific issues are there?
> Glamor works well on those machines. Those machines are base on MIPS 
> architecture, they have a poorer CPU performance and bus bandwidth than 
> common x86 machines. When we want to optimise the graphics performace 
> further, Maybe exa is a better choice.

Why do you think so?

At this point, glamor is on par with EXA in general, but there are cases
where it's significantly faster (many of which because EXA can't
accelerate them at all). Also, while glamor and Mesa are still being
actively developed, the xserver EXA code hasn't seen any significant
activity in years, i.e. it's basically dead or at least on life support.

Earthling Michel Dänzer               |               http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast             |             Mesa and X developer

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