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SubjectRe: New proposed DRM interface design
On Sat, Sep 04, 2004 at 11:54:06AM +0100, Dave Airlie wrote:
> >
> > Just out of interest, what would the scenario be if you do if you could
> > get a compatible driver?
>
> you just grab a DRI snapshot which contains new userspace and DRM, and
> install it... it builds the DRM against your current kernel, now if your
> current kernel has a DRM module built-in which is a different version, you
> are screwed, snapshot process breaks..

So they are just building an external driver for the kernel.
No binary compatibility - and maybe a thin compat layer.
Not a big deal to maintain - only a small diff to latest kernel tree.

Sam
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