tree 33e48218a7a49576120876a09ead5f1366576861
parent 9fa68eae9f8291a98bfe00b94b78f72eb253165a
author Knut Petersen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sat, 10 Sep 2005 03:04:59 -0700
committer Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sat, 10 Sep 2005 03:58:02 -0700

[PATCH] framebuffer: bit_putcs() optimization for 8x* fonts

This trivial patch gives a performance boost to the framebuffer console

Constructing the bitmaps that are given to the bitblit functions of the
framebuffer drivers is time consuming.  Here we avoide a call to the slow
fb_pad_aligned_buffer().  The patch replaces that call with a simple but
much more efficient bytewise copy.

The kernel spends a significant time at this place if you use 8x* fonts.
Every pixel displayed on your screen is prepared here.

Some benchmark results:

Displaying a file of 2000 lines with 160 characters each takes 889 ms
system time using cyblafb on my system (I�m using a 1280x1024 video mode,
resulting in a 160x64 character console)

Displaying the same file with the enclosed patch applied to 2.6.13 only
takes 760 ms system time, saving 129 ms or 14.5%.

Font widths other than 8 are not affected.

The advantage and correctness of this patch should be obvious.

Signed-off-by: Knut Petersen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

 drivers/video/console/bitblit.c |    8 ++++++--
 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/video/console/bitblit.c b/drivers/video/console/bitblit.c
--- a/drivers/video/console/bitblit.c
+++ b/drivers/video/console/bitblit.c
@@ -114,7 +114,7 @@ static void bit_putcs(struct vc_data *vc
        unsigned int scan_align = info->pixmap.scan_align - 1;
        unsigned int buf_align = info->pixmap.buf_align - 1;
        unsigned int shift_low = 0, mod = vc->vc_font.width % 8;
-       unsigned int shift_high = 8, pitch, cnt, size, k;
+       unsigned int shift_high = 8, pitch, cnt, size, i, k;
        unsigned int idx = vc->vc_font.width >> 3;
        unsigned int attribute = get_attribute(info, scr_readw(s));
        struct fb_image image;
@@ -175,7 +175,11 @@ static void bit_putcs(struct vc_data *vc
                                        src = buf;
-                               fb_pad_aligned_buffer(dst, pitch, src, idx, 
+                               if (idx == 1)
+                                       for(i=0; i < image.height; i++)
+                                               dst[pitch*i] = src[i];
+                               else
+                                       fb_pad_aligned_buffer(dst, pitch, src, 
idx, image.height);
                                dst += width;
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