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    SubjectRe: radeon-pre-2

    --- Alan Cox <> 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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