Package Details: mesa-minimal-git 21.2.0_devel.138224.f601fd635bb-1

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Package Base: mesa-minimal-git
Description: an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification, stripped down git version
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: libva-mesa-driver, mesa, mesa-vdpau, opencl-mesa, vulkan-intel, vulkan-mesa-layer, vulkan-radeon, vulkan-swrast
Provides: libva-mesa-driver, mesa, opencl-driver, opencl-mesa, opengl-driver, vulkan-driver, vulkan-intel, vulkan-mesa-layer, vulkan-radeon, vulkan-swrast
Submitter: shoober420
Maintainer: Lone_Wolf
Last Packager: Lone_Wolf
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.103989
First Submitted: 2020-12-10 00:38
Last Updated: 2021-04-15 14:02

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Lone_Wolf commented on 2021-01-22 18:36

Why does this package hard depend on llvm-minimal-git ?

  • performance

archlinux repo packages are build with -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic which works on lots of machines but makes limited use of modern processor capabilities. For many packages this has little impact, but with llvm my experience is different.

My local builds for llvm / mesa are done with -march=native and this has a noticeable effect on their performance.

How big the benefit of this is depends heavily on the exact hardware you use. Worse, the software setup also impacts this. The only way to find out if it benefits your system/software setup is to try it out yourself.

  • easier maintenance and troubleshooting

Since i started my first mesa trunk package late in 2010 I have maintained versions without any llvm, one llvm implementation, split versions, singular versions, versions supporting multiple llvm implementations , switch from libgl hacks libglvnd to allow mesa & nvidia to cooperate etc.

Depending on one llvm variant in a non-splitted singular version results in a simple PKGBUILD that is easy to maintain.

Troubleshooting is also much easier if maintainer uses the same llvm variant as users.

If people feel those reasons are not good enough to hard depend on llvm-minimal-git , maybe I should transfer ownership .

Lone_Wolf commented on 2021-01-09 15:02

Why does this exist ?

Basically mesa/mesa-git build almost everything they can build.

This package tries to build just enough so everyone can use it, but disables older and/or unused components.

Check for a discussion about this package.

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xenu commented on 2021-07-10 06:37

I had an issue with opengl games freezing after a short time and causing a GPU reset (Radeon 6900XT). Same game run with zink worked fine. Downgrading llvm/clang to version 12 and rebuilding this package resolved the issue. Anyone else run into this?

Lone_Wolf commented on 2021-07-05 13:35

Depends on which functionality you need.

  • libunwind is for debugging

  • lmsensors adds graphics related sensors to lmsensors database

  • gallium-opencl enables opencl through libclc, but mainly works on polaris (like RX 580) and earlier cards.

If you feel you don't need / want that functionality, you can disable them and simplify dependencies a bit .

amoka commented on 2021-07-04 19:59

Oops! you're right. I cloned that one instead!

Thanks for maintaining this really! Now I want to go more minimal with only AMD stuff, should I only edit the vulkan-drivers and gallium-drivers or are there extra stuff to modify in PKGBUILD as well?

Lone_Wolf commented on 2021-07-04 09:41

This package has a makedepend on llvm-minimal-git , which conflicts & provides clang, compiler-rt and llvm .

It should refuse to build if any other llvm/clang version is present .

Are you use you were using this package and not ?

(there's a + in its pkgname)

amoka commented on 2021-07-04 00:55

I think clang should be added to makedepends. I had compilation error without it.

xenu commented on 2021-03-03 08:38

The recently added patch '0002-fix-ac_build_atomic_rmw-with-LLVM-13.patch' can be removed again as it was merged upstream (and results in an error during prepare).

phush0 commented on 2021-02-22 13:52

Thank you for instructions, I have added same patch found in llvm bug tracker (proposed by you), to allow me to build.

Lone_Wolf commented on 2021-02-22 13:32

I've added a patch that does allow building opencl again.

Incase you still want to disable opencl , replace icd with disabled in the line -D gallium-opencl=icd \

phush0 commented on 2021-02-22 09:50

how to disable opencl building ?

Lone_Wolf commented on 2021-01-30 22:28

Building with opencl enabled gives a new build failure , see