Bug#732514: [PATCH] fixes for Radeon KMS on kFreeBSD

Robert Millan rmh at debian.org
Wed Dec 18 13:05:27 PST 2013

On 18/12/2013 21:52, Julien Cristau wrote:
> Does the freebsd kernel not autoload the driver?


> (Why not?)

Upstream doesn't provide a devd kldload ruleset for PCI devices, like they
do for USB. IIRC, this is because usage of PCI support internal interaces
in the driver codebase is less uniform than that of USB. For USB, they
extract the USB ids using a parser, but currently they can't do the same
thing for PCI (and they don't want to do this manually).

It wouldn't be terribly difficult to fix this, but it's a boring task and
so far nobody volunteered. If someone reading this is interested, please
let me know ;-)

Besides, when it comes to KMS drivers, is there a point in auto-loading them
just because the hardware is present? AFAICS it makes a lot more sense to load
them only when X is started and we know we will need them.

Robert Millan

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