[Mesa-dev] Env var for forcing sw driver (Re: [PATCH 3/6] Add support for swrast to the DRM EGL platform)

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 10:47:01 PDT 2014

On 25/07/14 07:34, Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:14:40 +0300
> Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hm, reading Kenneth's comments about variable naming at
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-dev/2014-July/064103.html
> I wonder, is there real benefit for different driver loaders in Mesa
> each using a different env var for forcing loading a software
> driver/renderer?
> Is there a reason why we just couldn't make LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE
> actually always force the software driver or print a warning if the
> loader cannot do that?
> Can a single process be wanting to use different loaders to load
> different software vs. hardware drivers at the same time?
> Excuse me, this has nothing to do with the patch series anymore, I just
> hijacked the topic for discussion. :-)
I believe that I rant more than enough on the topic so it would be nice to
avoid repeating the whole thing all over again. Yet if you feel that any of my
points in the thread do not make sense, please point them out specifically.


> Thanks,
> pq

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