Running on bare hardware

Casey Dahlin cdahlin at
Sun Feb 6 15:42:57 PST 2011

On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 07:28:35AM +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> We then use libdrm in userspace to abstract away the internal details
> of the interface,
> you shouldn't ever be directly talking to drm ioctls.

I'll take this moment to point out that, while its no excuse to go using them,
libdrm is actually documented worse than the ioctls (I found one LWN article
explaining how the ioctls work, I found absolutely nothing on the libdrm API,
and I've been fumbling through code examples trying to learn it myself). I'd be
happy to help fix this if I could get someone to sit down and lecture me on it.


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