Intel Vulkan Driver Halves The Time Required For Startup

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 14 June 2024 at 08:31 AM EDT. 6 Comments
Intel's open-source Vulkan Linux driver "ANV" has reduced the driver start-up time by about half.

Intel's Lionel Landwerlin has seen his patch series under review for the past month land into Mesa 24.2. This reduces the time by about 50% that it takes for vkCreateDevice(), the call for creating a new device instance with the Vulkan API.

This significant speed-up to the Intel ANV start-up time comes from making more of the device initialization asynchronous. Plus other code optimizations during the initialization process leads to this ~50% reduction in start-up time.

Intel ANV faster startup

Details for those interested via this merge request that is now in Mesa Git for the Mesa 24.2 release due out in August.
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