[Xorg] Getting GATOS branch created on Xorg

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 20 11:40:26 PDT 2004

Why can't you use the DRM API to allocate a piece of texture memory?

The better model is a merged driver with coordinated memory management.

--- Alan Cox <alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

> On Gwe, 2004-08-20 at 17:31, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > There is already code in X for coordinating video memory usage with
> > DRM. The DRM memory manager keeps 2D X from stomping on 3D buffers.
> > Same mechansim can be used to protect the video streaming memory.
> Its not dynamic. AlanH added stuff to head in that direction but it
> isnt
> there yet for the general case. The VIA/SIS drivers support this in
> theory but not most of the others. (and the VIA/SIS memory mangler
> isn't where we want to end up)
> Alan

Jon Smirl
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