slides from my talk at DDC

Michel Dänzer michel at
Mon Aug 1 19:36:20 PDT 2005

On Sat, 2005-07-30 at 09:31 -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote: 
> On Friday, July 29, 2005 11:00 pm, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > I've just started a wiki page at

Cool. I think something like this could be useful for the overall design
towards standalone Xgl as well. I'm not exactly a fan of wikis myself,
but anything is better than nothing I guess...

> > I'd like to get the API requirements list to be complete first, and
> > solve any open questions on the API, the initial implementation isn't
> > something we need to worry about yet... I'm all about APIs :-)
> Regarding hotplug of screens, should the modesetting library deal with 
> that at all?  Or should there be another agent that receives hotplug 
> events and polls for new displays?  At the very least, the modesetting 
> library should have a small core that just takes a device, screen, and 
> mode and does the actual mode set 

How would the modesetting library know which modes it can set on which
outputs if it doesn't keep track of hotplugging?

> (after asking for memory from DRM [...]

IMO it shouldn't do that, it should just take the surface to display as
a parameter, preferably via an opaque identifier, but that might be hard
to achieve with this level of separation of components...

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
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