Re: [RFC 0/6] drm/fences: add in-fences to DRM

From: Daniel Vetter
Date: Thu Mar 31 2016 - 06:04:49 EST

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 10:35:11AM +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Well, it has to be one or the other: mixing explicit and implicit,
> defeats the purpose of using explicit fencing. So, when explicit
> fencing is in use, implicit fences must be ignored.

You can mix it, if you're careful. CrOS wants that to better mesh android
with Ozone, and we'll be discussing what needs to be added to be able to
make it work implicit and explicit fencing work together, in both
directions. Of course this should only be used for shared buffers, e.g.
explicit syncing in an android client running on top of implicitly synced
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation