Also discussed during the Nouveau status briefing was the Gallium3D video decoding that uses GPU shaders and functions in a hardware-independent manner. This year it is expected that the Nouveau driver will have a stable implementation of kernel memory management (using GEM and TTM) as well as kernel mode-setting.
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