Intel Graphics package and patch requirments
gordon.jin at intel.com
Sat Jan 31 06:22:35 PST 2009
Halim Issa wrote on Monday, January 26, 2009 2:47 AM:
> I am trying to follow Intel Graphics Drivers, among others by watching
> It would seem that in order to get this to work, one is required to
> patch both mesa (to run intel's mesa branch, not the standard from
> freedesktop?) and also patch the kernel.
> Is there any roadmap or wiki available for when these out-of-tree
> patches are due for inclusion in mainline linux kernel (2.6.29 ?
> 2.6.28.nn?) and mainline mesa? So that no patches are needed ?
mesa intel-2008-q4-intel branch code is actually a subset of master branch. It forked from master branch at some point, and after that we cherry-picked some patches from master. So the code has already been in mesa upstream. That's basically similar to xv86-video-intel-2.6-branch (or server-1.6-branch) v.s. master.
On kernel drm side, we intended to use 2.6.28 kernel. But inevitably there were some (turn out to be 6) patches not catching 2.6.28, so Eric used drm-intel-2.6.28 to maintain them. Later all of these patches went into 2.6.29-rc1 and -rc2, except one patch not necessary to 2.6.29-ish kernel.
Hope this clarifies.
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