kernel modesetting progress report....
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 07:36:17 PST 2008
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:
> So just to let people know where kernel modesetting is getting to and
> what I'm up to with it..
> So I really want to ship something in Fedora 9 with kernel modesetting
> in it, whether this is a default or a special boot option for the user
> I won't decide for a while.
> But with this in mind I've checked in bunch of changes to the
> modesetting drm to make modesetting optional for i915, you now load
> the i915 module with modeset=1 to enable it.
> I've also created an intel-kernelmode branch which is based on the
> intel-batchbuffer branch, with fairly clean modesetting integration.
> It still needs work to fixup a few features but I'm going to work my
> way through the list.
> (it needs fixes for rotation + video at the moment)
> The DDX driver can detect whether modesetting is enabled in the drm
> and does the right thing for each case.
> I checked a patch into the server to allow the crtc callback to work,
> I think this breaks ABI with xf86Crtc.c users, need to confirm what
> the proper action for this is.
I think it would also be nice to add some additional abstraction to
deal with outputs that have multiple encoders associated with them
(e.g., DVI-I). Although as discussed previously, we can probably just
add internal abstraction and add output controls to deal with this.
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