Intel i810 EXA support

Daniel Kasak dkasak at
Mon Nov 6 18:33:38 PST 2006

Keith Packard wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 20:07 -0500, Andrew Barr wrote:
>> Do any of the Intel people on this list have any thoughts on EXA support in 
>> the driver--specifically for an 855GM chip but also generally as well--and 
>> maybe an idea of what's ahead?
> EXA in general isn't working quite right, and the Intel driver has
> additional problems, so for now, stick with XAA. We're hoping to have
> EXA support usable in a few months.

Just some questions for the curious and impatient ...

Do the EXA changes you mention here include merging exa-damagetrack? :)
I had marvelous success with compositing with this branch on my r300 
back a couple of months ago, by I'll be damned if I can make it compile 
these days.

Also, for integrated Intel cards such as mine at work that have a 
*maximum* of 8MB available ... of shared memory ... is there any hope 
for EXA and compositing? I remember that on my old Powerbook ( 64MB 
Radeon 9200 I think ), EXA used to chew up memory like you wouldn't believe.

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