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DRM Library Gets Improved Documentation

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Published on 12 January 2013 01:21 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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For those developers wishing to dive into the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) world on Linux, committed to the libdrm tree are improved man pages that cover various areas of this key component to the open-source Linux graphics stack.

David Herrmann, the developer who's been working on KMSCON and a Wayland native terminal emulator among other graphics-related projects, has written several new "man" pages for the DRM library.

Worked on and pushed this week by Herrmann include a DRM overview page that goes over the initial libdrm details, a "drm-kms" page that covers items related to kernel mode-setting as it pertains to the Linux user-space DRM library, and "drm-memory" to cover dumb-buffers as well as TTM (Translation Table Maps) and GEM (Intel's Graphics Execution Manager).

For those wishing to read these new DRM man pages, they can be found currently within the libdrm Git tree.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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