Intel's Recent Noteworthy Vulkan Patches Hit Mainline Mesa

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 23 November 2016 at 12:00 AM EST. 4 Comments
It's been a busy week for Intel's open-source developers working on their Vulkan "ANV" Linux driver with a number of the recent patch series having been merged a short time ago into mainline Mesa Git.

As a quick update to More Intel ANV Vulkan Code Hits Mesa Git, Other Patches Pending and Intel Vulkan Linux Driver Now Has Patches For Fast Clears, that work is now in mainline Mesa.

Landing Tuesday was all of the input attachment patches followed by support for fast clears with "Gen9" Skylake followed by adding Gen7 and Gen8 fast clears support too. See the Mesa Git log for all the details.

Can't wait to run some fresh Intel Vulkan Linux benchmarks in the days ahead, assuming nothing else major lands in Mesa Git in the next 24 hours to make me stave off again on pulling from there to fire up some fresh OpenGL and Vulkan benchmarks.
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