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  • liam
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    Originally posted by glisse View Post
    Gallium is not a single shoe for all. Gallium is a middle layer to allow a common abstraction of high level API such as OpenGL or other. Things like GPU scheduling doesn't beling in gallium and is specific to each GPU, this are deep down in the driver possibly with very little expose to the userspace.
    That was kind of my question. I was wondering if this command ring scheduling was general enough to be in the gallium model.
    Thanks for the response.

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  • jonwil
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    Is this going to be using the dedicated hardware video decoding logic on the cards? And if so, how far back is the support for this dedicated hardware likely to go? Or is the older hardware too tied into DRM crap for the video decoding hardware to be supported by the OSS drivers?

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  • agd5f
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    Originally posted by grigi View Post
    Is this for only the cayman series cards (VLIW-4 instead of VLIW-5) ?
    Or also for the older ones?
    Only cayman has multiple command rings, but older asics will utilize it for UVD if/when the time comes.

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  • grigi
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    Is this for only the cayman series cards (VLIW-4 instead of VLIW-5) ?
    Or also for the older ones?

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  • glisse
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    Originally posted by liam View Post
    I thought it had something to do with scheduling and dispatch, so thanks for this!
    One quick question, if you don't mind, do you know if this is a standard feature of drivers or is this handled differently in each card? To be clear, is this something that can be generalized enough, through the gallium3d card model, that it need not be rewritten for each card?

    Thanks/Liam
    Gallium is not a single shoe for all. Gallium is a middle layer to allow a common abstraction of high level API such as OpenGL or other. Things like GPU scheduling doesn't beling in gallium and is specific to each GPU, this are deep down in the driver possibly with very little expose to the userspace.

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  • amphigory
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    Hopefully UVD is at least partially opened up. The NVIDIA blob with VDPAU works nicely but I'd like to use the OSS stack if possible.

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  • liam
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    Originally posted by glisse View Post
    This has nothing to do with privilege, though some ring are more restricted it's mostly btw being able to do 3d rendering versus only compute stuff or video stuff. Multiple ring is more like scheduler, having multiple GPU workload at the same time running on the GPU each through different ring. Each ring can keep different part of the gpu busy, one ring can keep busy the video decoder, the other the 3d rendering and another one use a fraction of the gpu for compute or dma or whatever else ...
    I thought it had something to do with scheduling and dispatch, so thanks for this!
    One quick question, if you don't mind, do you know if this is a standard feature of drivers or is this handled differently in each card? To be clear, is this something that can be generalized enough, through the gallium3d card model, that it need not be rewritten for each card?

    Thanks/Liam

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  • DarkFoss
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    I know it's a (long)ways off but one small step closer to being able to gpu folding with FAH.

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  • glisse
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    Very simple; you've got multiple layers of hardware security embedded in processing units. For example kernels space is lowest ring (or circle) (if not one above virtualization) that can only do a certain amount of stuff that it is allowed acces to. Apps run in userspace, which is a higher ring.

    Apps can't acces certain stuff so it asks the kernel to do it through an API.
    This has nothing to do with privilege, though some ring are more restricted it's mostly btw being able to do 3d rendering versus only compute stuff or video stuff. Multiple ring is more like scheduler, having multiple GPU workload at the same time running on the GPU each through different ring. Each ring can keep different part of the gpu busy, one ring can keep busy the video decoder, the other the 3d rendering and another one use a fraction of the gpu for compute or dma or whatever else ...

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  • AnonymousCoward
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    What are you referring to when you say "there's only two of them now anyways" ? Self referential links ?
    The links. Since truth tends to take a backseat to the almighty pageviews here, as a cynic I don't expect the article to be corrected, if that means removing one of two links.

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