1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Luc's Modular Mesa Drivers Fall On Deaf Ears

Mesa

Published on 17 March 2010 11:13 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
7 Comments

Three days ago we reported on Luc Verhaegen and his expedition of modularizing Mesa and its DRI drivers following his talk last month at FOSDEM concerning the ways of cleaning up the Linux graphics driver stack. While we were early to report on Luc's work, yesterday he announced his modularized DRI drivers and Mesa SDK on the Mesa3D development list, but his work has fallen on deaf ears.

While his work touches the Radeon and Intel drivers (among others), none of the developers have communicated their thoughts on the matter via his mailing list thread. There's been talk on our forums about the work, but nothing official on the Mesa3D development list, which is effectively writing off this work and means it's unlikely we will find a modularized version of Mesa become official anytime soon.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Khronos Group Announces Vulkan, OpenCL 2.1, SPIR-V
  2. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  3. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  4. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  5. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
Latest Linux News
  1. Niche Drivers Get Ported To Atomic Mode-Setting For Linux 4.1
  2. openSUSE Tumbleweed Continues Ascending
  3. Open-Source SPIR-V Reader & Writer Written In Java
  4. LunarGLASS Adds Experimental SPIR-V Front-End
  5. The New Open-Source Linux Test Farm Is Almost Operational
  6. Samba 4.2 Brings Transparent File Compression & Clustering Support
  7. Mutter 3.15.91 Fixes Wayland Nested Compositor Mode, Pointer Constraining
  8. NVIDIA Opens Up CPU-Based PhysX Code
  9. SPIR-V In GCC Is Already Being Talked About
  10. Valve Launches SteamOS Sale, Confirms A Lot Of New Linux Games
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22
  2. Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API
  3. Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work
  4. 8cc: A Small C11 Compiler
  5. LLVM 3.6 & Clang 3.6 Deliver More Features, Complete C++14 Support
  6. Unreal Engine Made Free By Epic Games
  7. Canonical's Latest Demo Of Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence In Action
  8. ALSA 1.0.29 Released