vmwgfx GL3 and other -next (4.3) pathches

Thomas Hellstrom thomas at shipmail.org
Fri Aug 21 05:42:39 PDT 2015

Hi, Emil

On 08/21/2015 02:31 PM, Emil Velikov wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> On 14 August 2015 at 12:29, Thomas Hellstrom <thellstrom at vmware.com> wrote:
>> 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, so the mesa code has now been published here:
>> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~thomash/mesa/log/?h=svga-gl3-merge
>> While it's in principle ready for merging, it lacks some final reviewing
>> and testing but otherwise should work fine.
> I cannot see the series ever making it to the (mesa-dev) mailing list.
> Did it got stuck due to its size or you forgot to send it over ?
> Mildly related - the mesa 11.0 branchpoint is just a few hours away,
> so it seems that this work will miss it :(

The reason is basically because I want to get a final internal review
and go-ahead. Unfortunately I wasn't aware that the mesa 11.0
branchpoint was immediately upcoming. I guess there's not much we can do
about it at this point? Even if I post the patches now we can't just
expect them to be reviewed within a couple of hours...


> Thanks
> Emil
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