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DRM File Restructuring For Linux 2.6.27

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Published on 13 July 2008 09:24 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Linux 2.6.26 kernel was released just hours ago, but it's now time to look forward to the next update due out later this year, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel. As a prerequisite to kernel-based mode-setting and TTM / GEM memory managers entering the mainline Linux kernel, David Airlie has reorganized the DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) source-code tree to present in a much cleaner hierarchy.

As described by David in his mailing list message, "This contains a moving around of a lot of the DRM into a more Linux like tree and makes it a lot nicer going forward for merging new features." Rather than having a lot of different source files in very few directories, these files have been reorganized and so that the driver-specific code each has its own sub-directory. This is a simple but much-needed change.

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