[Intel-gfx] [RFC] fastboot

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Fri May 25 14:32:39 CEST 2012

Here's the current state of the fastboot work by Jesse. The goal is to
preserve the framebuffer as setup by the BIOS or grub for fbcon and so
avoid any flicker right up until X. X is likely to replace everything
and so incur a modechange, but ultimately even it may be satisfied and
we may contrive to be able to avoid a flicker even for X.

The first 25 patches lay the groundwork for a new type of object
allocated from stolen memory and preserved across GEM initialisation,
with the subsequent 18 patches for extracting the current mode
configuration (with one or two HACKs still remaining).


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