Nouveau User-Space Lands Support For Using New Kernel Interfaces

Written by Michael Larabel in Nouveau on 22 December 2015 at 07:19 AM EST. Add A Comment
Following the latest Mesa and libdrm patches last week for allowing the Nouveau Gallium3D code to take advantage of the Nouveau DRM kernel driver's new interfaces, that work has now landed.

With Linux 4.3 was the big restructuring to the Nouveau DRM driver. The massive changes were to improve the driver's design, reduce memory usage, provide for faster GPU VM, and allow for future improvements.

Ben Skeggs at Red Hat has now landed the libdrm changes across multiple commits followed by the Mesa changes for using the new "NVIF" interface. These patches make Mesa Git now dependent upon libdrm 2.4.66 for having the new interface support.
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