Daniel Vetter has pushed a set of six patches out onto the DRI development list that adds this kernel mode-setting support for Intel overlay. With this initial code there is currently a few bugs (image flickering for a short while) an Intel-specific ioctl, and some changes to the generic DRM code. These patches can be found on dri-devel and perhaps these patches adding this overlay support will be ready in time for the Linux 2.6.32 kernel.
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