radeonsi: remove redundant si_shader_info:*(clip|cull)* fields
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1 # DRM shim - Fake GEM kernel drivers in userspace for CI
2
3 On CI systems where we don't control the kernel, it would be nice to
4 be able to present either no-op GEM devices (for shader-db runs) or
5 simulator-backed GEM devices (for testing against a software simulator
6 or FPGA). This lets us do that by intercepting libc calls and
7 exposing render nodes.
8
9 ## Limitations
10
11 - Doesn't know how to handle DRM fds getting passed over the wire from
12 X11 (Could we use kmsro to support the X11 case?).
13 - libc interception is rather glibc-specific and fragile.
14 - Can easily break gdb if the libc interceptor code is what's broken.
15 (ulimit -c unlimited and doing gdb on the core after the fact can
16 help)
17
18 ## Using
19
20 You choose the backend by setting `LD_PRELOAD` to the shim you want.
21 Since this will effectively fake another DRM device to your system,
22 you may need some work on your userspace to get your test application
23 to use it if it's not the only DRM device present. Setting
24 `DRM_SHIM_DEBUG=1` in the environment will print out what path the
25 shim initialized on.
26
27 For piglit tests, you can set:
28
29 ```
30 PIGLIT_PLATFORM=gbm
31 WAFFLE_GBM_DEVICE=<path from DRM_SHIM_DEBUG>
32 ```
33
34 See your drm-shim backend's README for details on how to use it.