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--- Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sad, 2004-09-11 at 16:53, Vladimir Dergachev wrote:
> > Lastly, I am not saying you have to put all the code in the same
> file.
> > All I am saying we can mandate that all Radeon HW specific code is
> linked
> > in one module - and this would make things easier for developers.
>
> And if I want dri but not frame buffer, or vice versa, as the majority
> of current users do
>
Hopefully any change to the kernel will allow building FB without DRM.
This is a trivial seperation of code, that I might add has allready been
done, a good point that we should keep it this way. Yes, there will be
some new memory mngmt code, posibly optonal as well, that is needed for
multi-headed setups.

> > I would agree that this can be coded as well - but why bother ?
> Or is
> > it done and working already ?
>
> Splitting the modules up is the easy bit. The API is the hard bit so you
> might as well formalize it. It also gives the users the ability to not
> load huge radeon modules.
>
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