The Graphics Talks Of The 2017 Open-Source Summit NA
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Events on 16 September 2017 at 07:17 AM EDT. 8 Comments
This week the Linux Foundation hosted their annual Open-Source Summit 2017 North America. There were two graphics talks this year led by Collabora developers.

The slides for many of the talks from the 2017 Open-Source Summit NA can be found via the schedule page if hovering over a track.

I've already covered some of the interesting ones like the Clear Linux GCC/GLIBC optimization approach while there were also just two Linux graphics talks of interest this year.

Gustavo Padovan of Collabora presented on buffer sharing synchronization for graphics and media. The talk covered the explicit synchronization approach led by Android, the sync file framework, the explicit synchronization support added for DRM/KMS back in 4.10, the Mesa and Wayland/X11 support, and the V4L2 support for synchronization.

Gustavo's slide deck can be seen here (PDF).

Robert Foss of Collabora meanwhile presented on running Android with the mainline Linux graphics stack. Using the mainline DRM/KMS drivers paired with Mesa on Android is becoming more possible now with the drivers having the synchronization support inspired by Android, more DRM drivers going atomic, etc. Among the platforms tested by Collabora using the mainline graphics drivers running on Android include i.MX Vivante with the Etnaviv stack, Dragonboard 410c Adreno with the Freedreno/MSM code, and MinnowBoard with Intel graphics. Robert's PDF slides here.
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