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SubjectRe: Closed source userspace graphics drivers with an open source kernel component
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On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 5:06 PM, Magnus Wendt <magnus.wendt@gmail.com> wrote:
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> 2010/7/2 Dave Airlie <airlied@gmail.com>
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>> ARM Mali - not sure what is going on there, I;m going to go with no
>> hope but would be nice to be proved wrong
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> So far no user space but at least kernel space is available under GPLv2
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> http://www.malideveloper.com/drivers.php
>

So its as crap as the others since the kernel space is uninteresting
and doesn't give you any idea how to actually use the GPU, its just a
slightly intelligent shim which transfers command streams and
interrupt to/from gpu/userspace.

Its like having an ELF loader but no source to the compiler or linker,
and saying the CPU is open.

Dave.


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