Bug 48174

Summary: Filter example Chiseled from SVG Wow! is slow
Product: WebKit Reporter: Dirk Schulze <krit@webkit.org>
Component: SVGAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned@lists.webkit.org>
Severity: Normal CC: ariya.hidayat@gmail.com, lars.sonchocky-helldorf@hamburg.de, mdelaney7@gmail.com, zimmermann@kde.org
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Mac OS X 10.5   
URL: http://svg-wow.org/filterEffects/chiseled.svg
Bug Depends on: 44528, 48212    
Bug Blocks: 26389    
Description Flags
shark report
shark report as txt
FEGaussianBlur with maximal size 4100x4100 (+ blur radius)
Patch none

Description From 2010-10-22 23:59:03 PST
Filter example chiseled from SVG Wow! is slow. Adding a shark report soon.
------- Comment #1 From 2010-10-23 00:03:48 PST -------
Created an attachment (id=71625) [details]
shark report

shark report
------- Comment #2 From 2010-10-23 02:36:18 PST -------
Created an attachment (id=71632) [details]
shark report as txt
------- Comment #3 From 2010-10-23 23:01:18 PST -------
Created an attachment (id=71671) [details]
FEGaussianBlur with maximal size 4100x4100 (+ blur radius)

I checked the performance on this example. Replacing CanvasPixelArray* with WTF::ByteStream* increased the rendering time from 31s to 21s on my machine. Still slow but an increase of 30% (taking unsigned char*, like in bug 44528, didn't make a difference). Niko thought about fixing the style violation in platform/graphics/ImageBuffer::get/putImageData (RefPtr ImageData -> RefPtr CanvasPixelArray -> RefPtr ByteArray ) to increase the rendering speed as well. I agree him, but don't see that much performance win for now (less than < 2% of the time is spend in this functions + getting the ByteArray from ImageData).

I'd suggest to replace CanvasPixelArray* by WTF::ByteArray* on all filter effects + SVG masker in a first step. After that we spend the most time in calculating the position of all necessary pixels for the blurring process than in anything else. This needs further investigation on feGaussianBlur. Ariya was working on that for ContextShadow, maybe we can back-port his algorithm from ContextShadow to FEGaussianBlur (at least in parts) and look  what happens.

The problem for lightning is of course CanvasPixelArray again, but also the normalization of the FloatPoint3D. Maybe Zoltan can take a look at this?
------- Comment #4 From 2010-10-24 01:34:07 PST -------
Created an attachment (id=71675) [details]
------- Comment #5 From 2010-10-24 04:14:35 PST -------
(From update of attachment 71675 [details])
View in context: https://bugs.webkit.org/attachment.cgi?id=71675&action=review

> WebCore/platform/graphics/filters/FEBlend.cpp:104
> -    RefPtr<CanvasPixelArray> srcPixelArrayA(in->resultImage()->getPremultipliedImageData(effectADrawingRect)->data());
> +    RefPtr<WTF::ByteArray> srcPixelArrayA(in->resultImage()->getPremultipliedImageData(effectADrawingRect)->data()->data());

Discussed on IRC. This is the not right approach, CanvasPixelArray has to be stored in a RefPtr<> somewhere.
The performance increase that Dirk sees, is not calling canvasPixelArray->get(). It forward to call to the ByteArray, but CanvasPixelArray stores a RefPtr<ByteArray>. The slowness is because of calling operator-> on the RefPtr.

The best way to fix this now, is to leave RefPtr<CanvasPixelArray> as is, and store "ByteArray* srcByteArrayA = srcPixelArrayA->data()" in a local variable. That gives the same benefit.
------- Comment #6 From 2010-10-24 05:00:38 PST -------
Created an attachment (id=71679) [details]
------- Comment #7 From 2010-10-24 05:08:15 PST -------
(From update of attachment 71679 [details])
View in context: https://bugs.webkit.org/attachment.cgi?id=71679&action=review

> WebCore/platform/graphics/filters/FEBlend.cpp:38
> +using WTF::ByteArray;

This is wrong, it belongs on the bottom of wtf/ByteArray.h.

> WebCore/platform/graphics/filters/FEBlend.cpp:108
> +    RefPtr<CanvasPixelArray> srcCanvasPixelArrayA(in->resultImage()->getPremultipliedImageData(effectADrawingRect)->data());
> +    ByteArray* srcPixelArrayA(srcCanvasPixelArrayA->data());

This is dangerous.
RefPtr<ImageData> srcImageDataA = in->resultImage()->getPremultipliedImageData(effectADrawingRect);
ByteArray* srcPixelArrayA(srcImageDataA->data()->data());

That would be a safe pattern. The ImageData is refcounted, it's contained CanvasPixelArray too, and it's contained ByteArray as well.
You only need to hold the ImageData in a RefPtr, then you can safely access the ByteArray pointer.

This affects multiple places, please look through them first.
------- Comment #8 From 2010-10-24 09:52:31 PST -------
Created an attachment (id=71691) [details]
------- Comment #9 From 2010-10-24 10:58:50 PST -------
(From update of attachment 71691 [details])
View in context: https://bugs.webkit.org/attachment.cgi?id=71691&action=review

r=me, but please use assignment operators everywhere.

> JavaScriptCore/ChangeLog:19
> +2010-10-24  Dirk Schulze  <krit@webkit.org>
> +
> +        Reviewed by NOBODY (OOPS!).
> +
> +        Filter example Chiseled from SVG Wow! is slow
> +        https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48174
> +
> +        * wtf/ByteArray.h:

ChangeLog contains double entries.

> WebCore/platform/graphics/filters/FEBlend.cpp:106
> +    ByteArray* srcPixelArrayA(srcImageDataA->data()->data());

Please use the assignment operator: ByteArray* srcPixelArrayA = srcImage...
------- Comment #10 From 2010-10-24 12:25:30 PST -------
Committed r70421: <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/70421>
------- Comment #11 From 2010-10-24 12:39:05 PST -------
The test is still slow, let the bug open and use it as master bug for more perf improvements.
------- Comment #12 From 2010-12-14 01:50:59 PST -------
(From update of attachment 71691 [details])
Seems we should file a new bug as a master.  Obsoleting this patch since it was landed.
------- Comment #13 From 2011-04-11 23:57:53 PST -------
We store primitve results that did not change. This made the test rapidly faster. Closing the bug now.