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    Phoronix: VMware's SVGA Gallium3D Driver Getting NIR'ed

    Following the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver switching to NIR by default, the VMware SVGA Gallium3D driver has also landed NIR-to-TGSI support in mainline...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-SVGA-NIR-2022

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    Am I wrong here? Isn't this driver for Xorg? Or does it use modesetting + KMS? How does it help Wayland?

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      I wonder if the code clean up will speed up compile times? pretty doubtful for my use, but interesting to see anyway

      Originally posted by caligula View Post
      Am I wrong here? Isn't this driver for Xorg? Or does it use modesetting + KMS? How does it help Wayland?
      what?

      svga is just vmware's gallium driver. like radeonsi or iris.

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        Originally posted by caligula View Post
        Am I wrong here? Isn't this driver for Xorg? Or does it use modesetting + KMS? How does it help Wayland?
        This is the 3D driver (Mesa) which can work with either X or Wayland. There is a separate X driver (like "modesetting") that handles 2D for X.

        I don't think this particular change does anything to help or hurt Wayland, just gets all the 3D drivers (at least the gallium3D drivers) using newer/better common code.
        Last edited by bridgman; 05 May 2022, 10:39 PM.
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