[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 3/5] lib: Add a drm_open_any_render() that will try to use render nodes

Damien Lespiau damien.lespiau at intel.com
Thu Oct 24 23:05:43 CEST 2013

On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 10:01:21PM +0100, Damien Lespiau wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 01:43:22PM -0700, Ben Widawsky wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 03:40:54PM +0100, Damien Lespiau wrote:
> > > I was fedup with having to run my tests as root and not being able to
> > > use my usual setup for tests that only exercise the GT part of the GPU.
> > > 
> > > Render nodes to the rescue!
> > 
> > I think usually this is a bad idea except for pretty isolated proof of
> > concept kind of things. Mostly intel-gpu-tools is testing our kernel
> > driver, and therefore running without a reboot anyway is sort of
> > unusual.
> Hum? I fail to see the link. It should be strickly equivalent, with the
> added bonus that you can write and execute a test as a normal user.

By "normal user" I mean with a DRM master running and without having to
do the authentification dance.


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