Re: [RFC] GPU device layer patchset (00/07)

From: Dave Airlie
Date: Sat Jul 22 2006 - 12:58:52 EST

Where can I find more info on why this might be nice?
Or simply more info on what this actually does for me?

It does nothing for you yet, it is just step one for getting the DRM and framebuffer drivers to co-exist in the driver model world, with the next step being allowing a channel of communication between the two layers with a view that later I can ask the DRM to disable fbdev or pass info to it..

Why do we not want fbdev and DRM in one driver? as it would break way too many existing systems..

It also allows DRM to get called at suspend/resume time.


David Airlie, Software Engineer / airlied at
Linux kernel - DRI, VAX / pam_smb / ILUG

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