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Re: Mesa status ?

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:34:14AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:13:36AM +0200, iMil wrote:
> > - From what I've read and tested, the problem with the intel driver > 1.6.7
> > is that they dropped XAA/EXA support in favor of UXA which needs GEM/KMS.
> > As long as we (NetBSD) do not have KMS yet, that one cannot be upgraded.
> KMS sounds easy to do, GEM is a bit tricky. I think noone in NetBSD-land
> realy knows what needs to be done. Would it make sense to join forces
> with DragonFly and cooperate closer on this issue?

That would be great :)

We've just recently started to investigate seriously what needs to be done
to add KMS support in our kernel and make the changes necessary.

A former GSOC student, David Shao, has been working on it since 2010 but he's
really uncommunicative and what he's doing has been mostly overlooked until

Some pointers:

David Shao's git tree:

A small report on what needs to be done:

Adding clflush support:

Francois Tigeot

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