Packard Talks About Ongoing Intel Linux Work
Intel's Keith Packard has written a new blog post talking about Sharpening the Intel Driver Focus. In this post Keith talks in detail about mode-setting, 2D acceleration, memory management, and related areas. Beyond stripping out DRI1 and EXA support, it looks like in the near future they soon will strip out the legacy mode-setting support and move entirely to KMS, which would shrink the size of their code-base in half.
As Keith concludes, "The goal is to take the driver we’ve got and produce a leaner, faster more stable driver in the next few releases to come."