[ANNOUNCE] New X modesetting driver
glisse at freedesktop.org
Mon Jun 2 10:38:26 PDT 2008
On Wed, 28 May 2008 13:42:12 +0100
Alan Hourihane <alanh at fairlite.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> I've just pushed an initial simple version of a modesetting X driver.
> It can do resize, and there's no DRI support yet, but I think I'll just
> do DRI2 only at this time. There's plenty of stub routines that need
> filling in yet.
> Also, there's stubs for EXA which I'll be implementing to call into
> gallium's pipe driver directly to avoid any loss of performance.
> Additionally, I'm planning to also support glucose within this driver to
> allow for switching acceleration interfaces.
> The code is at
> I'm currently using a 915GM test machine, but I hope to remove the PCI
> detection code and make it more generic so it just works with the
> underlying specified BusID which is drmOpen's anyway.
I did start somethings similar weeks ago
Would be nice to add some hook in the driver so we can add driver EXA
specific acceleration. Also i think somethings like dri_bufmgr could be
use as an abstraction for the underlying memory manager.
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