DMA-BUF Protocol Proposed For Wayland
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 3 December 2013 at 01:17 PM EST. Add A Comment
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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