[PATCH] drm: add drm device name

Daniel Vetter daniel at ffwll.ch
Tue Sep 17 08:17:58 UTC 2019

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 10:12 AM Christian König
<ckoenig.leichtzumerken at gmail.com> wrote:
> Am 17.09.19 um 07:47 schrieb Jani Nikula:
> > On Mon, 16 Sep 2019, Marek Olšák <maraeo at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The purpose is to get rid of all PCI ID tables for all drivers in
> >> userspace. (or at least stop updating them)
> >>
> >> Mesa common code and modesetting will use this.
> > I'd think this would warrant a high level description of what you want
> > to achieve in the commit message.
> And maybe explicitly call it uapi_name or even uapi_driver_name.

If it's uapi_name, then why do we need a new one for every generation?
Userspace drivers tend to span a lot more than just 1 generation. And
if you want to have per-generation data from the kernel to userspace,
then imo that's much better suited in some amdgpu ioctl, instead of
trying to encode that into the driver name.
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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