[OpenGL and Vulkan Interoperability on Linux] Part 3: Using OpenGL to display Vulkan allocated textures.

This is the third post of the OpenGL and Vulkan interoperability series, where I explain some EXT_external_objects and EXT_external_objects_fd use cases with examples taken by the Piglit tests I’ve written to test the extensions as part of my work for Igalia‘s graphics team.

We are going to see a slightly more complex case of Vulkan/GL interoperability where an image is allocated and filled using Vulkan and then it is displayed using OpenGL. This case is implemented in Piglit’s vk-image-display test for a 2D RGBA texture (which is one of the most commonly used texture types).

Remember that the code for the test and the Vulkan helper/framework functions as well as the interoperability functions is in tests/spec/ext_external_objects/ Piglit directory.

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[OpenGL and Vulkan Interoperability on Linux]: The XDC 2020 presentation

XDC 2020 (co-sponsored by Igalia) was virtual this year due to covid-19. Several presentations were coming from Igalians (see my XDC post) and I’ve given a talk about OpenGL and Vulkan interoperability and our work to support EXT_external_objects and EXT_external_objects_fd on different Mesa3D drivers.

These are my slides and pages 9-12 contain short descriptions of all the Piglit EXT_external_objects use cases I plan to describe in the upcoming OpenGL and Vulkan Interoperability blog posts:

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[OpenGL and Vulkan Interoperability on Linux] Part 2: Using OpenGL to draw on Vulkan textures.

This is the second post of the OpenGL and Vulkan interoperability series, where I explain some EXT_external_objects and EXT_external_objects_fd use cases with examples taken by the Piglit tests I’ve written to test the extensions as part of my work for Igalia‘s graphics team.

We are going to see a very simple case of Vulkan/GL interoperability where an image is allocated using Vulkan and filled using OpenGL. This case is implemented in Piglit’s vk-image-overwrite test for images of different formats.

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[OpenGL and Vulkan Interoperability on Linux] Part 1: Introduction

It’s been a while that Igalia’s graphics team had been working on the OpenGL extensions that provide the mechanisms for OpenGL and Vulkan interoperability in the Intel iris (gallium3d) driver that is part of mesa.

As there were no conformance tests (CTS) for this extension, and we needed to test it, we have written (and we are still writing) small tests for piglit that allow the exchange and the synchronization of the exchange of resources such as buffers, textures, and depth or stencil buffers.

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Vkrunner allows specifying the required Vulkan version

The required Vulkan implementation version for a Vkrunner shader test can now be specified in its [require] section. Tests that are targeting Vulkan versions that aren’t supported by the device driver will be skipped.

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i965: Improved support for the ETC/EAC formats on Intel Gen 7 and previous GPUs

This post is about a recent contribution I’ve done to the i965 mesa driver to improve the emulation of the ETC/EAC texture formats on the Intel Gen 7 and older GPUs, as part of my work for the Igalia‘s graphics team.

Demo:

The video mostly shows the behavior of some GL calls and operations with and without the patches that improve the emulation of the ETC/EAC formats on Gen7 GPUs. The same programs run first with the previous ETC/EAC emulation (upper terminal) and then with the new one (lower terminal).

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A short OpenGL / SPIRV example.

It’s been a while since Igalia is working on bringing SPIR-V to mesa OpenGL. Alejandro Piñeiro has already given a talk on the status of the ARB_gl_spirv extension development that was very well received at FOSDEM 2018 . Anyone interested in technical information can watch the video recording here: https://youtu.be/wXr8-C51qeU.

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Debugging graphics code using replacement shaders (Linux, Mesa)

Sometimes, when working with the mesa drivers, modifying or replacing a shader might be extremely useful for debugging. Mesa allows users to replace their shaders at runtime without having to change the original code by providing these environment variables:

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