[PATCH] drm: add drm device name

Marek Olšák maraeo at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 20:10:08 UTC 2019

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:03 AM Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net> wrote:

> On 2019-09-18 1:41 a.m., Marek Olšák wrote:
> > drmVersion::name = amdgpu, radeon, intel, etc.
> > drmVersion::desc = vega10, vega12, vega20, ...
> >
> > The common Mesa code will use name and desc to select the driver.
> Like the Xorg modesetting driver, that code doesn't need this kernel
> functionality or new PCI IDs. It can just select the current driver for
> all devices which aren't supported by older drivers (which is a fixed
> set at this point).
> > The AMD-specific Mesa code will use desc to identify the chip.
> Doesn't libdrm_amdgpu's struct amdgpu_gpu_info::family_id provide the
> same information?

Not for the common code, though I guess common Mesa code could use the INFO
ioctl. Is that what you mean?

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