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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Export shmem_file_setup and shmem_getpage for DRM-GEM
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On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 20:09 +0200, Stephane Marchesin wrote:

> Well, this "abstract hardware" is in stores, it's called G80 and R600.
> If intel can't do something on its hardware shouldn't prevent others
> from using it. And I seriously doubt even the current interfaces would
> be fit for this.

Write a driver and we'll talk. Until then, I don't think your argument
is well supported.

If the result is that your driver requires a completely separate
interface than the Intel driver, that's OK too -- we can talk about
merging them together in some unified mechanism at that point.

I'm trying to get from zero to one kernel driver for Intel graphics at
this point; that seems a valuable goal in itself. I hope it leads to
other people building kernel drivers for other graphics hardware. Don't
let me stop you from building a better mousetrap if you think the code
I've written is wrong somewhere.

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keith.packard@intel.com
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