Re: [git pull] agp patches for 2.6.28-rc1.

From: Dave Airlie
Date: Sun Oct 19 2008 - 21:04:27 EST

> Hm. But still, there is at least one distribution (ubuntu intrepid) which will
> propably will ship 2.4.1 in its stable version soon (it seems unlikely that
> they will update to an unstable version just before an release).
> Which means, that this driver will get quite some spread...

Intel will give the fixes to Ubuntu to roll into 2.4.x hopefully.

> Is it accepted that the kernel abi breaks that radically/fast?

The problem is this isn't a kernel ABI at all. This is two pieces of code
which are doing the exact same thing to a piece of hardware, one from the
kernel and one from userspace. When they disagree things break, however
sometimes when they agree things are broken. . The solution is proper
kernel graphics drivers, however that future is further away.


> Andres
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