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Mesa's Gallium HUD Gets A Simple Option

The Gallium3D Heads-Up Display (HUD) has matured into quite a useful option for Mesa users over the past several years. There is now a Gallium HUD "simple" option.

14 April 2018 - GALLIUM_HUD=simple - 11 Comments
NIR Compile Times Are Being Lowered Thanks To Latest Mesa Patches

The latest driver optimization work by Timothy Arceri on Valve's Linux GPU driver team has been working on function inlining within NIR rather than within the GLSL IR optimizations. The net result is faster NIR compile times that benefit the Intel OpenGL driver and also help with RadeonSI Gallium3D.

10 April 2018 - NIR IR - Add A Comment
Etnaviv Performance Counter Support Merged Into Mesa 18.1

Landing in Linux 4.15 was performance counters support in the Etnaviv DRM driver as the low-level bits for exposing the hardware counters with this reverse-engineered, open-source Vivante graphics driver. The user-space/Mesa side code has now landed too.

8 April 2018 - Perf Counters - Add A Comment
Panfrost Project Getting "Half-Way Driver" To Gallium3D

Alyssa Rosenzweig who has been leading the charge recently on the open-source Mali T700 GPU driver that was called "Chai" but has been renamed to "Panfrost" is now pursuing a "half-way driver" approach to testing their knowledge of the hardware's command stream.

5 April 2018 - Mali 3D - Add A Comment
Mesa 17.3.8 Is Being Prepared With Another Dozen Fixes

While Mesa 17.3 started out very buggy, the developers have slowly been getting it into shape. If you are waiting to upgrade to the newly-released Mesa 18.0 until it further stabilizes with some point releases, Mesa 17.3.8 will be released in the days ahead as the latest and greatest off last quarter's driver code-base.

29 March 2018 - Mesa 17.3.8 - 6 Comments
AMD Vega 12 GPU Support Lands In Mesa 18.1-devel

With support for the unreleased "Vega 12" AMD GPU seeing its kernel-side support coming with Linux 4.17, AMD's Marek Olšák has landed support for this scarcely detailed GPU now in their user-space OpenGL driver.

28 March 2018 - Mesa 18.1 + Unreleased Vega 12 - 2 Comments
Etnaviv Gallium3D Wires In Performance Monitor Support

With the latest Etnaviv DRM code there is now performance counters support for being able to read the hardware counters via perfmon domains. The patches have now been published for making use of these Vivante performance counters from user-space.

26 March 2018 - Via AMD Extension - 1 Comment
Advanced DRI Configurator Now Supports PRIME GPU Setups

As a more modern and feature alternative to the DriConf configuration program for tweaking Mesa driver settings, a few months back we featured ADRICONF as the Advanced DRI Configuration. Recently this GUI program has picked up a few more features.

24 March 2018 - ADRICONF - 8 Comments
Mesa 17.3.7 Released With A Bunch Of Fixes

While Mesa 18.0 should finally be out on Friday as the major quarterly update to the Mesa 3D drivers, Mesa 17.3.7 is out today and it's a rather big update for being just another point release to last month's 17.3 series.

21 March 2018 - Mesa 17.3.7 - Add A Comment

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