Re: [PATCH v2 0/4] Add support for Arm Framebuffer Compression(AFBC)
From: Ville Syrjälä
Date: Mon Sep 10 2018 - 08:27:15 EST
On Sun, Sep 09, 2018 at 02:03:57PM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 08, 2018 at 03:58:53PM +0200, Neil Armstrong wrote:
> > Hi Ayan,
> > On 10/07/2018 15:18, Ayan Kumar Halder wrote:
> > > In the current series of patches, we are trying to add support for AFBC
> > > modifiers in malidp. AFBC modifiers adds some constraints to framebuffer
> > > size, alignment, pitch, formats, etc. Here we are trying to add support
> > > for one combination of AFBC modifier ie AFBC_FORMAT_MOD_BLOCK_SIZE_16x16 |
> > > AFBC_FORMAT_MOD_SPARSE | AFBC_FORMAT_MOD_YTR.
> > > In future, we intend to add support for more combination of AFBC modifiers.
> > > Currently, we are trying to enable a basic support of AFBC in malidp.
> > Thanks for pushing AFBC support, this will help supporting it on other SoCs implementing support
> > like Amlogic, Rockchip or Samsung.
> > I have one question, is there a way to generate such AFBC buffers without the Mali GPU ?
> > I mean, is there a way to generate some sample buffers with some of the modifier features
> > to validate it without having the complete Mali GPU -> DRM chain ?
> An igt would be perfect. We've done that for i915 compressed buffers. Note
> that it just needs to be an afbc buffer, not actually compressed. Setting
> all the bits to indicate "uncompressed" for each block is what we did for
> the i915 test.
Actually no. The i915 test does try to put some compressed data into the
I have also a pending patch series  that allows us to render to
compressed buffers with cairo by compressing the results using the