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

Aaron Plattner aplattner at nvidia.com
Mon Nov 26 09:45:50 PST 2012

On 11/24/2012 01:09 PM, Thierry Reding wrote:
> Hi,
> With tegra-drm going into Linux 3.8 and NVIDIA posting initial patches
> for 2D acceleration on top of it, I've been looking at the various ways
> how this can best be leveraged.
> The most obvious choice would be to start work on an xf86-video-tegra
> driver that uses the code currently in the works to implement the EXA
> callbacks that allow some of the rendering to be offloaded to the GPU.
> The way I would go about this is to fork xf86-video-modesetting, do some
> rebranding and add the various bits required to offload rendering.

 From a purely logistical standpoint, if you do choose to create a fork, calling 
it xf86-video-tegra might be a problem since there's already an existing 

You could probably graft tegradrm support onto xf86-video-nv pretty easily, if 
you want to reuse an existing driver package.

-- Aaron

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