xf86-video-tegra or xf86-video-modesetting?

Thierry Reding thierry.reding at avionic-design.de
Sun Nov 25 05:40:33 PST 2012

On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 12:45:07PM +0100, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> Hello,
> On 24 November 2012 22:09, Thierry Reding
> <thierry.reding at avionic-design.de> wrote:
> > However, that has all the usual drawbacks of a fork so I thought maybe
> > it would be better to write some code to xf86-video-modesetting to add
> > GPU-specific acceleration on top. Such code could be leveraged by other
> > drivers as well and all of them could share a common base for the
> > functionality provided through the standard DRM IOCTLs.
> >
> > That approach has some disadvantages of its own, like the potential
> > bloat if many GPUs do the same. It would also be a bit of a step back
> > to the old monolithic days of X.
> >
> You can always make the tegra part a submodule if you think putting it
> into the driver directly is too monolithic.

Good point. I suppose it could also be made selectable at compile time,
similar to how things are done in libdrm. I'm not particularly worried
about the monolithic aspect, but I wanted to bring it up for discussion
and see what other people think.

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