On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 1:08 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Adam Jackson (ajax(a)redhat.com) said:
> If we really wanted to talk about graphics on arm, we'd be talking about
> writing drivers for GPUs.
Is there any use to shipping freedreno and similar projects in Fedora ARM
before they get to the upstream kernel? (I expect a brickbat from Josh
fairly quickly for suggesting this.)
just fyi, my goal is to get all the userspace parts for freedreno into
fedora. We are part way there now, although for the newest generation
of adreno gpus (a3xx) there are still a handful of wip/hack patches
(for mesa) that aren't quite ready for upstream. And at the moment
some XA patches which would break vmwgfx, so we can't really put those
in fedora (unless maybe they are only applied for arm builds... but
I'd really rather fix that issue properly vs. hack).
For the kernel parts, well sadly on the current available devices that
freedreno would run on, there is not nearly enough of the basic kernel
support upstream to boot fedora. I'm keeping kernel branches at least
for the devices that I have (hp touchpad, nexus4, and ifc6410) on
github. I'd be pretty happy to get to the point where vanilla fedora
userspace + custom kernel works. For upcoming round of devices
(snapdragon 800, aka msm8x74), qcom has switched to device-tree, and
appears to be pushing support to upstream kernel again, so I am
hopeful that the situation improves in the future.
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