[Nouveau] [RFC] Remove AGP support from Radeon/Nouveau/TTM

Thomas Zimmermann tzimmermann at suse.de
Tue May 12 18:29:43 UTC 2020


Am 11.05.20 um 19:17 schrieb Christian König:
> Hi guys,
> Well let's face it AGP is a total headache to maintain and dead for at least 10+ years.
> We have a lot of x86 specific stuff in the architecture independent graphics memory management to get the caching right, abusing the DMA API on multiple occasions, need to distinct between AGP and driver specific page tables etc etc...
> So the idea here is to just go ahead and remove the support from Radeon and Nouveau and then drop the necessary code from TTM.
> For Radeon this means that we just switch over to the driver specific page tables and everything should more or less continue to work.
> For Nouveau I'm not 100% sure, but from the code it of hand looks like we can do it similar to Radeon.
> Please comment what you think about this.

There's some AGP support code in the DRM core. Can some of that declared
as legacy?

Specifically, what about these AGP-related ioctl calls? Can they be
declared as legacy? It would appear to me that KMS-based drivers don't
have to manage AGP by themselves. (?)

Best regards

> Regards,
> Christian.
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Thomas Zimmermann
Graphics Driver Developer
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH
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