Source Code Tree

This is a brief summary of Mesa’s directory tree and what’s contained in each directory.

  • docs - Documentation

  • include - Public OpenGL header files

  • src

    • amd - AMD-specific sources

      • addrlib - common sources for creating images

      • common - common code between RADV, radeonsi and ACO

      • compiler - ACO shader compiler

      • llvm - common code between RADV and radeonsi for compiling shaders using LLVM

      • registers - register definitions

      • vulkan - RADV Vulkan implementation for AMD Southern Island and newer

    • compiler - Common utility sources for different compilers.

      • glsl - the GLSL IR and compiler

      • nir - the NIR IR and compiler

      • spirv - the SPIR-V compiler

    • egl - EGL library sources

      • drivers - EGL drivers

      • main - main EGL library implementation. This is where all the EGL API functions are implemented, like eglCreateContext().

    • freedreno - Adreno-specific sources

      • fdl - mipmap layout manager

      • vulkan - Turnip is a Vulkan implementation for Qualcomm Adreno

    • gbm - Generic Buffer Manager is a memory allocator for device buffers

    • intel - Intel-specific sources

      • blorp - BLit Or Resolve Pass is a blit and HiZ resolve framework

      • vulkan - Anvil is a Vulkan implementation for Intel gen 7 (Ivy Bridge) and newer

    • mapi - Mesa APIs

      • glapi - OpenGL API dispatch layer. This is where all the GL entrypoints like glClear, glBegin, etc. are generated, as well as the GL dispatch table. All GL function calls jump through the dispatch table to functions found in main/.

    • mesa - Main Mesa sources

      • main - The core Mesa code (mainly state management)

      • drivers - Mesa drivers (not used with Gallium)

        • common - code which may be shared by all drivers

        • dri - Direct Rendering Infrastructure drivers

          • common - code shared by all DRI drivers

          • i915 - driver for Intel i915/i945

          • i965 - driver for Intel i965

          • nouveau - driver for nVidia nv04/nv10/nv20

          • radeon - driver for ATI R100

          • r200 - driver for ATI R200

          • swrast - software rasterizer driver that uses the swrast module

        • x11 - Xlib-based software driver

        • osmesa - off-screen software driver

      • math - vertex array translation and transformation code (not used with Gallium)

      • program - Vertex/fragment shader and GLSL compiler code

      • sparc - Assembly code/optimizations for SPARC systems (not used with Gallium)

      • state_tracker - Translator from Mesa to Gallium. This is basically a Mesa device driver that speaks to Gallium. This directory may be moved to src/mesa/drivers/gallium at some point.

      • swrast - Software rasterization module. For drawing points, lines, triangles, bitmaps, images, etc. in software. (not used with Gallium)

      • swrast_setup - Software primitive setup. Does things like polygon culling, glPolygonMode, polygon offset, etc. (not used with Gallium)

      • tnl - Software vertex Transformation ‘n Lighting. (not used with Gallium)

      • tnl_dd - TNL code for device drivers. (not used with Gallium)

      • vbo - Vertex Buffer Object code. All drawing with glBegin/glEnd, glDrawArrays, display lists, etc. goes through this module. The results is a well-defined set of vertex arrays which are passed to the device driver (or tnl module) for rendering.

      • x86 - Assembly code/optimizations for 32-bit x86 systems (not used with Gallium)

      • x86-64 - Assembly code/optimizations for 64-bit x86 systems (not used with Gallium)

    • gallium - Gallium3D source code

      • include - Gallium3D header files which define the Gallium3D interfaces

      • drivers - Gallium3D device drivers

        • etnaviv - Driver for Vivante.

        • freedreno - Driver for Qualcomm Adreno.

        • i915 - Driver for Intel i915/i945.

        • iris - Driver for Intel gen 8 (Broadwell) and newer.

        • lima - Driver for ARM Mali-400 (Utgard) series.

        • llvmpipe - Software driver using LLVM for runtime code generation.

        • nouveau - Driver for NVIDIA GPUs.

        • panfrost - Driver for ARM Mali Txxx (Midgard) and Gxx (Bifrost) GPUs.

        • radeon - Shared module for the r600 and radeonsi drivers.

        • r300 - Driver for ATI R300 - R500.

        • r600 - Driver for ATI/AMD R600 - Northern Island (Terascale).

        • radeonsi - Driver for AMD Southern Island and newer (GCN, RDNA).

        • softpipe - Software reference driver.

        • svga - Driver for VMware’s SVGA virtual GPU.

        • swr - Software driver with massively parellel vertex processing.

        • tegra - Driver for NVIDIA Tegra GPUs.

        • v3d - Driver for Broadcom VideoCore 5 and newer.

        • vc4 - Driver for Broadcom VideoCore 4.

        • virgl - Driver for Virtio virtual GPU of QEMU.

        • zink - Driver that uses Vulkan for rendering.

      • auxiliary - Gallium support code

        • cso_cache - Constant State Objects Cache. Used to filter out redundant state changes between frontends and drivers.

        • draw - Software vertex processing and primitive assembly module. This includes vertex program execution, clipping, culling and optional stages for drawing wide lines, stippled lines, polygon stippling, two-sided lighting, etc. Intended for use by drivers for hardware that does not have vertex shaders. Geometry shaders will also be implemented in this module.

        • gallivm - LLVM module for Gallium. For LLVM-based compilation, optimization and code generation for TGSI shaders. Incomplete.

        • hud - Heads-Up Display, an overlay showing GPU statistics

        • pipebuffer - utility module for managing buffers

        • rbug - Gallium remote debug utility

        • rtasm - run-time assembly/machine code generation. Currently there’s run-time code generation for x86/SSE, PowerPC and Cell SPU.

        • tessellator- used by software drivers to implement tessellation shaders

        • tgsi - TG Shader Infrastructure. Code for encoding, manipulating and interpreting GPU programs.

        • translate - module for translating vertex data from one format to another.

        • util - assorted utilities for arithmetic, hashing, surface creation, memory management, 2D blitting, simple rendering, etc.

        • vl - utility code for video decode/encode

        • XXX more

      • frontends - These implement various libraries using the device drivers

        • clover - OpenCL frontend

        • dri - Meta frontend for DRI drivers, see mesa/state_tracker

        • glx - Meta frontend for GLX

        • hgl - Haiku OpenGL

        • nine - D3D9 frontend, see targets/d3dadapter9

        • omx - OpenMAX Bellagio frontend

        • osmesa - Off-screen OpenGL rendering library

        • va - VA-API frontend

        • vdpau - VDPAU frontend

        • wgl - Windows WGL frontend

        • xa - XA frontend

        • xvmc - XvMC frontend

      • winsys - The device drivers are platform-independent, the winsys connects them to various platforms. There is usually one winsys per device family, and within the winsys directory there can be multiple flavors connecting to different platforms.

        • drm - Direct Rendering Manager on Linux

        • gdi - Windows

        • xlib - indirect rendering on X Window System

        • XXX more

    • targets - These control how the Gallium code is compiled into different libraries. Each of these roughly corresponds to one frontend.

      • d3dadapter9 - d3dadapter9.so for Wine

      • dri - libgallium_dri.so loaded by libGL.so

      • graw - raw Gallium interface without a frontend

      • XXX more

    • glx - The GLX library code for building libGL.so using DRI drivers.

    • loader - Used by libGL.so to find and load the appropriate DRI driver.

    • panfrost - Panfrost-specific sources

      • bifrost - shader compiler for the Bifrost generation GPUs

      • midgard - shader compiler for the Midgard generation GPUs

      • pandecode - command stream debugger

    • util - Various utility codes

    • vulkan - Common code for Vulkan drivers