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HINWEIS: Der KMS / GEM Import wird akut!

Dieses Thema im Forum "FreeBSD - Allgemein" wurde erstellt von Yamagi, 13 Mai 2012.

  1. Yamagi

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    Nur ein kurzer Hinweis für alle Intel-GPU-Nutzer, die sehnlich auf den Import der KMS / GEM Infrastruktur warten: Konstantin Belousov bittet darum, einige abschließende Fragen zu klären, bevor der Import stattfinden kann. Es geht hauptsächlich um die Frage, ob KMS / GEM unabhängig zur bisherigen DRM1-Infrastruktur existieren soll, oder ob diese ersetzt, bzw. verändert werden soll. Beides hat Vor- und Nachteile.

    From: Konstantin Belousov <kostikbel@gmail.com>
    To: x11@freebsd.org
    Cc: current@freebsd.org
    Subject: Intel GPU driver import
    Date: Sun, 13 May 2012 00:39:50 +0300
    Sender: owner-freebsd-current@freebsd.org
    User-Agent: Mutt/
    With r235375, all required VM support for new Intel GPU driver was
    committed into HEAD. There are still some things to improve and
    change, but now the all.14.9.patch does not touch anything outside agp
    or drm.  This allows to start the process of importing the new Intel
    GPU driver into HEAD.
    I am writing this as initial head-up and to discuss some questions,
    for which I do have answers but would prefer to have additional
    feedback from people doing Xorg work.
    The patch as-is just replaces the Intel DRI1 bits with DRI2
    driver. Patch added most of the KMS infrastructure into DRM
    core. Also, patch completely changed the locking model used by Intel
    driver. I made absolutely minimal efforts needed to keep other DRI1
    drivers compilable. Despite that, I got several surpising reports that
    Radeon DRI1 still works.
    That said, for import I can (first choice) just apply the patch,
    replacing the Intel driver with new one. Or (second choice) I may
    create another directory, say sys/dev/drm2, and import _only_ Intel
    driver together with updated DRM core, there.
    The positive points to the second approach is that we still have older
    kernel drivers around. Also, I have more freedom in changing the DRM
    core, without fearing breakage in the DRI1 land. Since I do not really
    want to deal with Gen2-3 hardware, and VGA console does not work with
    new driver (yet), there are definite advantages.
    On the other hand, driver automatic loading will not work with
    dev/drm2 approach. New driver have to use different module name to
    co-exist with dri1 driver, so ddx driver cannot load new driver by old
    name. As result, users need to manually kldload new driver before
    starting Xorg.
    My own preference is to implement second choice and put the driver
    into dev/drm2.