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Re: kern/53320 (Kernel with savagedrm does not build)
The following reply was made to PR kern/53320; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "David H. Gutteridge" <dhgutteridge%sympatico.ca@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/53320 (Kernel with savagedrm does not build)
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2018 17:58:47 -0400
My two (Canadian) cents: if old and new drm are incompatible in a
kernel config, what ramifications does this have for modules? Because
right now, both i915drm and i915drmkms are built and installed as
modules on amd64 and i386. Does this mean i915drm won't actually work
as a module, either, with a stock kernel? (I'm not sure if there are
any use cases left where the older version would be advantageous.)
I ran into an issue with i915 support in general some months ago when
installing 8.0_BETA on an older (Intel Core 2 era) amd64 machine. I
never had time to fully investigate, but the stock GENERIC kernel was
hanging on boot, and I had to (partially, it seems) disable i915 to
get it to boot. Anyway, my point being, at the time, I looked at the
drm(4) man page, and saw it was completely out of date. There's no
mention whatsoever of the newer drm implementation. I'd made a note
to offer something myself in this regard, but hadn't got around to it.
I can also help to update the documentation if this is of use.
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