Radeon KMS [was Re: KWin no longer compositing?]
Adam K Kirchhoff
akirchhoff135014 at comcast.net
Tue Nov 1 13:02:01 UTC 2011
On 11/01/2011 07:55 AM, Kostik Belousov wrote:
> Involved in what sense ? Basically, you take the Linux sources,
> drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/* and makes them compilable, runnable and then
> bug-free under FreeBSD. In the course of actions, you add the missed
> infrastructure bits from drivers/gpu/drm/*. The most infrastructure
> parts needed for the KMS are already ported in my kms git branch.
> Biggest missed stuff is TTM, but I already promised to do it if
> somebody takes care of the radeon. The line count for radeon driver is
> ~100KLOC, that is twice as big as Intel driver. I am optimistic that
> the porting will take 3-4 months, judging after the Intel experience.
> Also, I am more then willing to help, but definitely won't do it myself.
For what it's worth, I started an e-mail exchange with the FreeBSD
Foundation about funding work on radeon KMS. Their response was:
"We think this is a great idea and we would love to do work in this
area, but we currently don't have anyone available to do this work."
If someone is interested, and capable, they should get in touch with the
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