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SubjectRe: New proposed DRM interface design
On Sat, 2004-09-04 at 11:43, Dave Airlie wrote:
> >
> > Umm, the Linux kernel isn't about minimizing interfaces. We don't link a
> > copy of scsi helpers into each scsi driver either, or libata into each sata
> > driver.
> true but the DRM isn't only about the Linux kernel, the DRM is a lowlevel
> component of a much larger system, of which the DRM just has to reside in
> the kernel,

you seem to be confusing 2 things.

The kernel<->userspace interface is supposed to be stable, and it should
be so that you can basically decouple X and kernel versions.

Within the kernel you should go for the best interface (where "best" is
a notion that is flexible over time) because 1) you can and 2) you are
suboptimal in both performance and maintenance if you don't

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