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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Linux Developers Don't Sound Too Happy About The ChromeOS Driver Approach

    The discussion over NVIDIA's patches to Wayland has fired back up this week with NVIDIA and upstream Wayland developers seeing different views on the matter. In the latest email exchanges, a comparison to ChromeOS was brought up...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ome-OS-Unhappy

  • #2
    It's nice to see the matter of fact tone of the discussion.

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    • #3
      Man, this is almost enough to warrant another Ace Attorney case. Almost. (And I don't have the needed technical expertise for this particular discussion...)

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      • #4
        Good for them. I guess? I don't remember anybody ever bringing up ChromeOS as an example of "the right way to do drivers" and there sure as hell isn't any ChromeOS specific extensions getting added to the Wayland spec so this discussion is pointless to the overall discussion. Are the NVidia guys just trying to find a bad guy worse than them in this situation so that when people look at their solution, all they see is "not as bad as..."?

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        • #5
          i foretell the future where we will see article on phoronix that Kristian Høgsberg responded on wayland mailing list. there was so much mentioning he is absent that it would almost count as miracle if this wouldn't happen

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          • #6
            so any benchmarks on whats more efficient yet?

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            • #7
              For a good overview of the Wayland stack explaining EGL vs GBM, check out this link.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
                Good for them. I guess? I don't remember anybody ever bringing up ChromeOS as an example of "the right way to do drivers" and there sure as hell isn't any ChromeOS specific extensions getting added to the Wayland spec so this discussion is pointless to the overall discussion. Are the NVidia guys just trying to find a bad guy worse than them in this situation so that when people look at their solution, all they see is "not as bad as..."?
                From what I can see, NVidia are bringing up their experiences with ChomeOS as an example of the *wrong* way to do drivers. Seems quite relevant to the discussion...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Delgarde View Post

                  From what I can see, NVidia are bringing up their experiences with ChomeOS as an example of the *wrong* way to do drivers. Seems quite relevant to the discussion...
                  Unless the ChromeOS drivers are either:
                  - very similar to the current way Wayland drivers work via GBM, thus used as a counter-example to current Wayland drivers or
                  - used as an example of the "right" way to do drivers (either to back-up their claims or to offer a 3rd option)
                  there is 0 use in bringing up a 3rd driver stack other than as a distraction.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
                    Unless the ChromeOS drivers are either:
                    - very similar to the current way Wayland drivers work via GBM, thus used as a counter-example to current Wayland drivers or
                    - used as an example of the "right" way to do drivers (either to back-up their claims or to offer a 3rd option)
                    there is 0 use in bringing up a 3rd driver stack other than as a distraction.
                    Someone else brought up chromeos driver as a point of reference, to which NVIDIA replied how bad (in their opinion) the chromeos driver stack is

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