Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Has The Sky Fallen? Qualcomm Contributes To Freedreno's DRM/KMS Driver

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Has The Sky Fallen? Qualcomm Contributes To Freedreno's DRM/KMS Driver

    Phoronix: Has The Sky Fallen? Qualcomm Contributes To Freedreno's DRM/KMS Driver

    In an interesting change of events, Code Aurora on the behalf of the Qualcomm Innovation Center has added Adreno A4xx product support to the Freedreno-spawned DRM/KMS "MSM" driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTgyNzM

  • #2
    Has The Sky Fallen?
    Nah, hell just froze over.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by plonoma View Post
      Nah, hell just froze over.
      Right now a pig is starting at me from outside my fourth-floor window.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
        Right now a pig is starting at me from outside my fourth-floor window.
        starting or staring

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by mark45 View Post
          starting or staring
          Hope he can duck quickly

          Comment


          • #6
            Cool, is there any dev boards ( like RPi ) with Snapdragon chips?

            Comment


            • #7
              It's always good to see news like this. If anyone from Qualcomm is reading-- you're doing the right thing, and thank you.

              Comment


              • #8
                The answer

                And this answers the question "why" about reverse engineering, and constant naysaying
                that reverse engineered driver would always be behind.

                The question "how" you probably all know by now.

                Checking temperature reports in Hell....

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Maxim Levitsky View Post
                  And this answers the question "why" about reverse engineering, and constant naysaying
                  that reverse engineered driver would always be behind.

                  The question "how" you probably all know by now.

                  Checking temperature reports in Hell....
                  Well in this case i think freedreno is beyond the blob driver, Qualcomm and imagination without any doubt, hands down produce the worst drivers in whole embedded ARM industry and even on android are barely borderline usable but freedreno is actually very nice to use and is quite stable and actually is quite compliant already.

                  I guess someone in Qualcomm say hey this guy actually knows how to write good drivers, lets help him

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Drago View Post
                    Cool, is there any dev boards ( like RPi ) with Snapdragon chips?
                    fyi, see http://mydragonboard.org/

                    the ifc6410 is probably the one working the best w/ linux currently (freedreno / upstream-mesa works pretty well on a3xx, linaro makes regular builds for ifc6410, etc). There is ifc6540 with adreno a420 gpu, but we aren't quite there yet w/ gallium and such. Hopefully we should have some basic stuff working soon, but I think it will be at least a few months before it is up to the level of a3xx.

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X