vmwgfx GL3 and other -next (4.3) pathches

Thomas Hellstrom thellstrom at vmware.com
Thu Aug 13 00:18:22 PDT 2015

On 08/13/2015 08:38 AM, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 7:04 AM, Thomas Hellstrom <thellstrom at vmware.com> wrote:
>>> Out of curiosity I did take a (very) quick look and also tried to find the
>>> corresponding userspace parts. On a quick search I didn't find anything
>>> for libdrm or mesa, neither on mailing lists or already committed. Where
>>> are those pieces?
>>> -Daniel
>> The mesa code is ready and working but undergoing final tidying before
>> upstreaming. The aim is of course to release it well before linux 4.3 is
>> out. However our kernel interface has just undergone very minor change
> In my opinion userspace must be ready for merging (and public) before
> the kernel code can go in. That's at least what I enforce for i915 and
> how all other drivers are handled.
> -Daniel

OK. I was under the impression that this was only enforced on big
user-space interface changes, new drivers or if there was a suspicion
that the user-space part would never be open-sourced. Let's see what we
can do to speed this up.


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