GSoC: KMSifying cirrus?

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Tue Mar 23 21:50:36 PDT 2010

24.03.2010 09:02, Daniel Gnoutcheff wrote:
> Hello all!
> I'm planing to apply for GSoC, and Xorg is one of the projects I'm
> considering. I see that "KMS a non-KMSed driver" is on the ideas list.
> One of the ideas I'm considering is the KMSification of the cirrus
> driver (at least the alpine half of it). Would there be any interest in
> such a project?
> Cirrus cards are kind of obsolete, but I suppose *would* be nice to have
> one more KMS driver, perhaps a relatively simple one that could be an
> easy-to-follow model for other KMSification efforts.
> I've got a real CL-GD-5446 to do some testing with, and I've spent a bit
> of time tracking/testing/exploring the git repos for the kernel and for
> various xorg projects, so I do have a tiny head start there.

This will certainly be useful for people who run QEMU or KVM.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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