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Git Commits -> Revision 7b356a8

Revision 7b356a8 by Sergey Sharybin (master)
May 18, 2016, 08:14 (GMT)
Cycles: Reduce amount of malloc() calls from the kernel

This commit makes it so malloc() is only happening once per volume and
once per transparent shadow query (per thread), improving scalability of
the code to multiple CPU cores.

Hard to measure this with a low-bottom i7 here currently, but from quick
tests seems volume sampling gave about 3-5% speedup.

The idea is to store allocated memory in kernel globals, which are per
thread on CPU already.

Reviewers: dingto, juicyfruit, lukasstockner97, maiself, brecht

Reviewed By: brecht

Subscribers: Blendify, nutel

Differential Revision: https://developer.blender.org/D1996

Commit Details:

Full Hash: 7b356a856540a1affa5dc85360183418e6337a5a
Parent Commit: 2433a53
Lines Changed: +83, -21

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