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SubjectRe: [RfC PATCH] drm: fourcc byteorder: brings header file comments in line with reality.
On Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:10:14 -0400
Ilia Mirkin <imirkin@alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 11:09 AM, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen@gmail.com> wrote:

> > I also wonder if a real BE machine could have different results than
> > the virtual machine.
>
> I have a PPC G5 with an AGP GeForce FX 5200 that I can test things on,
> if necessary. (I got it specifically for this purpose, as the people
> who use this type of hw daily tend to perform updates rarely... in no
> small part due to the fact that updates tend to break the HW.)
>
> Just let know what you need tested, I should be able to turn it around
> within a couple of days.

That's part of my problem. I don't really know what should be tested.
What do people do with their BE machines that we should avoid breaking?

I suppose correlating with what Gerd was testing would be nice, i.e.
does X.org with modesetting look right with and without GLAMOR? Maybe
you also want to throw in xf86-video-nouveau for comparison.

As to what apps to test those with... Gerd? I presume anything that does
*not* use OpenGL, since we have doubts of Mesa's correctness on BE,
right? So maybe some of the traditional ancient X11 apps? xterm with
colours?

However, I totally agree with Alex that someone with a BE machine
should review the whole stack before we could be confident with anything.


Thanks,
pq
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