[Mesa-dev] Why failover module are not used?

Jerome Glisse j.glisse at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 09:15:17 PDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 3:18 AM,  <JacobHe at viatech.com.cn> wrote:
> Hi all,
>    In our mesa code, there is a pipe driver named failover which is not used
> at all.  I think the failover pipe driver is a good solution of the hardware
> without full capability to support GL2.0. But why it’s discarded? It’s
> because fallback solution isn’t needed for almost all hardware or because
> there is critical bug to stop using it?
>    Any answer will be appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Best Regards,
> Jacob He

I think it was decided that it's better not lie about hw capabilities
and have the hw driver reject unsupported shader/features.


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