[Xorg-driver-geode] [PATCH xf86-video-geode] Remove UploadToScreen and DownloadFromScreen
martin-eric.racine at iki.fi
Tue Aug 25 23:18:18 PDT 2015
2015-08-26 9:02 GMT+03:00 Matthieu Herrb <matthieu at herrb.eu>:
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 11:32:18PM -0400, Connor Behan wrote:
>> The only reason these might be a tiny bit faster than other (recently
>> removed) unaccelerated hooks is that they use assembly rather than
>> memcpy. However, it still seems like a good idea to remove things that
>> make the code less portable.
> I'm not sure if the Geode GX exists as a discrete GPU or if it's only
> bundled into Geode CPU, but I think it's the latter.
> So portability doesn't really matter, as you will not find a Geode GX GPU
> on ARM or so...
The GPU is built-in on all Geode models and the architecture is x86-specific.
> Also there is a dedicated list <xorg-driver-geode at lists.x.org> for
> this driver, maybe it's better to move the discussion there. I'm
> puting it on carbon copy.
As it so happens, the GX component of the driver is in pretty bad
shape, because none of us have any GX hardware to test on (we only
have LX hardware). As such, anything you can contribute towards
upgrading the GX component of the driver is warmly welcome.
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