Reply: Question on S3 on evergreen

David Airlie airlied at
Thu Oct 13 07:24:19 PDT 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "FrankR Huang" <FrankR.Huang at>
> To: "Xavier Bestel" <xavier.bestel at>, "Dave Airlie" <airlied at>
> Cc: dri-devel at
> Sent: Thursday, 13 October, 2011 3:16:07 PM
> Subject: Reply: Question on S3 on evergreen
> Reply: Question on S3 on evergreen
> Xav, thanks for your reminder. Actually our law leam has already
> checked the license. As Dave said, the DRM kernel driver is all
> MIT-licensed and we will be free to use them. When the drm uses
> linux kernel function calls, we will use freebsd(none-GPL)
> equivalent to replace.
> Dave, by the way, I want to ask you about some exceptions in DRM. you
> know in some files(i.e. drm_fb_helper.c), it includes
> MODULE_LICENSE("GPL and additional rights"). Does it mean it is GPL
> licensed? Is it free to use this file?

Those files are derived from the kernel fb layer so are not drm core infrastructure.

They make no sense on other OSes, since they don't have the same kernel fb layer.


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