How DRM differs from KGI?

olafBuddenhagen at olafBuddenhagen at
Tue Aug 30 22:56:13 PDT 2011


On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 09:32:24AM -0400, Jerome Glisse wrote:

> Difference is that KGI try to do more than modesetting (some kind of
> acceleration too)

That's not different from DRM really... Once DRM grew KMS, it did in
fact become *very* similar to KGI.

(The actual graphics driver part of KGI that is... Obviously not the
other mostly unrelated stuff they tried to push along the way.)

> and i don't think they ever try to work with the community
> (drm/dri/mesa) which is where pretty much all GPU driver dev are.

Well, GGI/KGI actually predates DRI/DRM by several years. The fact that
DRI ever came up in the first place is pretty much an attestation of
GGI's failure to get support from the relevant parties.

You are probably right though about failure to cooperate with MESA
developers -- along with the failure to cooperate with XFree86 and Linux


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