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DMA-BUF Protocol Proposed For Wayland

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Published on 03 December 2013 01:17 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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A Linaro developer has proposed adding DMA-BUF support to the Wayland protocol itself.

Benjamin Gaignard wrote in a mailing list message today, "This protocol is widely derivated of wl_drm protocol
but without unneeded function like flink or authentification. It allow to use a dmabuf file descriptor in a wayland protocol which could be useful in case we don't have (or can't use) Mesa EGL."

The announcement along with the 500+ line protocol patch can be found on Wayland-devel.

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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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