Re: [PATCH 4/10] atyfb: set FBINFO_READS_FAST

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Jan 23 2014 - 14:45:34 EST

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Both mach64 and matrox have a hardware bitter that is faster than
> rewriting the console - that's why FBINFO_READS_FAST improves performance
> for them.

My point is that I'd expect *anything* that has a hardware blitter to
be faster than rewriting the screen.

FBINFO_READS_FAST is documented to be about "soft-copy" being faster
than re-rendering. Which I take to be about actually doing copying in

In particular, updatescrollmode() seems to do this right. It sets
p->scrollmode based on whether there's an accelerated copyarea. But
ignoring any hw-accelerated copy-area, and I don't quite see why..

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