Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Modeset Code

drm/i915.ko is gearing up to gain a new modeset code, to finally move away from the crtc helper code (in drm/drm_crtc_helper.c) used by (up to now) all kms drivers. As a quick reference I'll detail the motivation and design of the new code a bit here (mostly stitched together from patchbomb announcements and commits introducing the new concepts).