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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#927 closed task (fixed)

review our use of memoryview_to_bytes

Reported by: Antoine Martin Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone: 0.16
Component: core Version: 0.15.x
Keywords: Cc:


As per #926, this can be expensive.
We call it from the following codepaths:

  • non-openl rendering and icon code (cairo and pixmap): don't care
  • opengl without zero copy upload: don't care
  • the window source's delta
  • rgb_encode at level=0
  • compressed_wrapper
  • mmap_write
  • pillow encoder
  • proxy encoder

The difficulty is in figuring out what data types are going to come through all these codepaths, as this will depend on the type of server (shadow, standard, proxy..), the type of codecs and csc modules available, etc...

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Antoine Martin

Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to Smo

done in r10986

@smo: if I've done this right (and I believe I have - it is small after all), aside from making the code a bit cleaner, we may get a small performance increase in some cases by not making an extra copies unnecessarily (pillow and the compressors can take a "buffer" as input and we no longer convert that to bytes), if I've done this wrong we could get all sorts of memory corruption and weird behaviour... which should cause random failures in the automated perf test.
If things don't get any worse, I think we can close this.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Smo

Owner: changed from Smo to Antoine Martin

Haven't noticed any ill effects from this change is there anything else we can do to make sure?

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This was mostly a FYI. Closing.

(having tickets for the automated tests would really help)

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