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SubjectRe: Closed source userspace graphics drivers with an open source kernel component
On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 08:36 +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 8:10 AM, Dave Airlie <> wrote:
> > Now this is just my opinion as maintainer of the drm, and doesn't
> > reflect anyone or any official policy, I've also no idea if Linus
> > agrees or not.
> >
> > We are going to start to see a number of companies in the embedded
> > space submitting 3D drivers for mobile devices to the kernel. I'd like
> > to clarify my position once so they don't all come asking the same
> > questions.
> >
> > If you aren't going to create an open userspace driver (either MIT or
> > LGPL) then don't waste time submitting a kernel driver to me.

If , for whatever reason, you changed you mind on this what sort of
connection between kernel and userspace would these components use?

I ask only because I think UIO hold most (if not all) the driver in
userspace .. So you would have to use some other interface if you wanted
a more half and half solution ..


Sent by a consultant of the Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
The Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. is a member of the Code Aurora Forum.

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