Re: [PATCH] drm/fb-helper: Don't call dirty callback for untouched clips

From: Chris Wilson
Date: Fri Oct 21 2016 - 16:02:48 EST

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 08:19:03PM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 01:57:28PM +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
> > I think of a use for sending an empty clip: where you don't want to
> > push any new pixel data, but you do want to be sure that the pipeline
> > has been flushed.
> What exactly should an empty rectangle flush out? It's a bit unclear, but
> for speed I guess drivers should be allowed to make dirty async ...

No idea! I'm just speculating that I can see a use for a dirtyfb barrier
even with an empty cliprect. Empty clips are a useful distinction
elsewhere that I would suggest not forbidding them outright but defining
their behaviour.

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre