exchange between drm (git) and the kernel-included drm: how does this work?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Fri Nov 9 08:53:50 PST 2007

On Nov 9, 2007 8:00 AM, Jens Stroebel <dr-xorg at> wrote:
>                         Hello there.
> When reading the announcement for the pre-released intel driver, I
> noticed the advice to maybe use kernel if running linux, in
> which case one could use the drm-kernel-modules included with the kernel
> together with the intel driver in question.
> The question of how changes in drm find their way into the linux kernel...
> Are there mechanisms in place which determine the adoption of a specific
> version of the git drm? Is it similar to the other parts of the kernel
> in that drm-in-kernel has a maintainer who ACKs and submits changes
> which then get peer-reviewed before actually getting to be part of the
> released kernel?
> Information about that would be most welcome (as I was asked this question).

A while back, Dave Airlie (the DRM maintainer, etc.) wrote about this
in his blog.


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