[Mesa-dev] Fwd: [PATCHv2 6/9] gallium: rename DRM_API_HANDLE_TYPE* WINSYS_HANDLE_TYPE*

Marek Olšák maraeo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 06:33:59 PDT 2015

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 2:42 PM, Marc-André Lureau
<marcandre.lureau at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Marek
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 10:21 PM, Marek Olšák <maraeo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The idea of drm_driver.h and the DRM prefix is that it's meant to be
>> Linux-specific, and winsys_handle should be considered an opaque
>> structure by most state trackers. I think VMWare have their own
>> definition of winsys_handle for Windows.
> Is this in upstream? I couldn't find it.

I don't think so.

>> The terms like "KMS", "SHARED" (= FLINK), and FD (= DMABUF) are very
>> DRM-specific, so they shouldn't be considered a standard gallium/winsys
>> interface.
> Perhaps they could be renamed so other terms, not drm-specific, could be
> introduced?
> It was possible to introduce a drisw-specific winsys struct before the gbm
> "kms_swrast" driver, but since then both headers are used simultaneously, so
> a common structure seems necessary.

It's still Linux-specific though, so DRM_* seems more
appropriate than WINSYS_HANDLE_*.


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