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Mesa 21.2 Lands NVIDIA's Code For Handling Alternate GBM Backends
This code that was merged on Tuesday allow for GBM alternative back-end discovery and loading rather than just the built-in DRI back-end used by the open-source drivers.
This allows for back-ends to be supplied dynamically via external modules and driver ABI versioning to deal with binary compatibility between the GBM loader and varying back-ends.
That merge request is now landed. With it being upstreamed for Mesa 21.2, presumably NVIDIA will soon be shipping a proprietary driver update with their external GBM back-end library for further improving their Wayland support.