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Intel Poulsbo DRM Proposed, But Rejected

Mar 20, 2009, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"In the wee hours of the morning, Greg Kroah-Hartman submitted a set of five patches to the DRI development mailing list. One patch added in an Intel Poulsbo DRM driver while the other four made changes to the DRM core itself in order to accommodate this driver and its needs. Greg and Intel hoped to push this driver into the kernel staging area since they concede that the user-space API isn't yet stable as they continue work on a proper memory management system. Long story short, these patches were immediately declined by David Airlie, the Linux kernel DRM maintainer.

"David rejected this code on the basis that it's mostly undocumented, the fact that Intel's 3D driver is closed-source, and the X.Org driver isn't part of X.Org."

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