Next steps for pci-rework branches

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Thu Aug 10 08:47:29 PDT 2006

Ian Romanick wrote:
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> Joel Dahl wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 09:21 -0700, Ian Romanick wrote:
>>> With yesterday's push, I believe that the xserver, xf86-video-mga, and
>>> xf86-video-savage components are reasonably stable on non-exotic
>>> platforms (i.e., x86 PCs and x86-64 PCs running Linux).
>> Wait a minute...
>> Will this stuff break things on FreeBSD, Solaris etc etc?
> The short answer is YES.  The long answer is that I asked people who
> care about those systems to port libpciaccess to them *five months ago*.
>  I guess nobody (except anholt, who is working on a BSD port) actually
> cares about those systems.  *shrug*

Well, we care about one of them, and our kernel guys are starting to look
at it finally, after months of me poking them.    Hopefully they'll be getting
it to work on Solaris before too long.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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