[PATCH 2/4] drm: Add drm_object lease infrastructure

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Mon Apr 10 05:16:08 UTC 2017

On 03/04/17 01:31 AM, Keith Packard wrote:
> Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch> writes:
>> I'm also not sure whether we really want sub-leases in v1, that's easy
>> to add later on, but for now just complicates stuff. Main compositor
>> should be a full master, VR can be the first lease level, we don't
>> need more I think for now?
> We've discussed how leases might be used to implement multi-user
> support, so offering sub-leases means that environment could also
> support leasing resources out from the users session.
> We also just don't know how useful it might be until we explore the
> space a bit more.

It should only be added upstream once it's clear that it's useful.

> Given that it takes years to get new features into distributions, I
> tend to error on the side of generality.

Why would it take years? Distros seem to generally use the latest
upstream kernel release available at release/freeze.

Earthling Michel Dänzer               |               http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast             |             Mesa and X developer

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