Re: [git pull] drm request 3

From: Luc Verhaegen
Date: Thu Mar 04 2010 - 20:16:42 EST

On Thu, Mar 04, 2010 at 05:08:00PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> >
> > libdrm is composed of the main libdrm, and several driver specific
> > libdrms today (... and libkms, yes).
> It's actually not libdrm that is the primary issue, I'm sorry for saying
> that.
> It's the thing - the actual X driver.
> Anyway, since I had looked at the libdrm sources, I had most of this on my
> machine anyway, so I've compiled it all, and am going to reboot and see if
> I can make a few symlinks work.
> IOW, right now I have this:
> [root@nehalem ~]# cd /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
> [root@nehalem drivers]# ll*
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2010-03-04 17:00 ->
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 343784 2010-03-04 16:59
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1698805 2010-03-04 16:59
> and I'll see if that works (yeah, yeah, I didn't strip the thing, and
> it's compiled with whatever defaults that probably include debugging too,
> so it's huge).
> Quite frankly, I still think that I shouldn't have to play these kinds of
> games. I think the versioning should be built in. And I still think that
> "staging" is not an excuse for "it's bad crap, and we don't care"
> Linus

In an ideal world, you shouldn't be forced to update anything except
some/all of the driver bits.

But the fact that libdrm is lumped together as it is, and that mesa is a
monolith, forces you to update a more significant portion of your
system. You have to resort to some serious manual labour to get around
that atm.

Luc Verhaegen.
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