moving ATI driver from CVS to GIT

Luc Verhaegen libv at
Wed Jun 14 14:19:43 PDT 2006

On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 10:57:54PM +0200, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 06:48:22AM +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> >        As the ATI driver lacks a clear maintainer and really wants to
> > live in git I've migrated it.
> Maybe a stupid question, but given the message about the mach64
> driver, what does this one cover exactly?  Radeon and following?
>   OG.
I still need to resolve at least one issue with the cleaned up Probe 
(claim unrelocatable IO, which requires reworking of how IO ranges are 
handled on big endian first) before i can even remotely claim that 
xf86-video-mach64 is ready for drivers/

In theory, in my view, after lots of discussion on irc, the ati driver 
should be split into:
xf86-video-mach64: for mach64*, 264* and rages before rage 128.
xf86-video-rage128: rage 128 (duh.)
xf86-video-radeon: radeon and everything more recent.

Mach32 and older support will disappear. Doing pre pci-era devices is 
quite non-productive these days. And the chance that people require pci 
mach32 (dated 1993) have diminished quite considerably too. For some 
measure; as the tseng maintainer, i can't remember seeing any tseng 
problem reported in the last year, this almost solely because of lack 
of users. If anyone wants to do a seperate pci mach32 driver, he of 
course will be quite encouraged :)

The (criminally insane) wrapper will disappear.

With Ian Romanicks pci rework, and the future pci-id based loading of 
drivers, people shouldn't really notice much of a change with respect to 
the different driver names.

Adam jackson proposed a slight loader fixup to match "ati" to "radeon", 
which would fix 90% of the problems not caught by the more intelligent 

Luc Verhaegen.

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