[PC-BSD Dev] Display driver wrapper

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Mar 12 14:17:02 PDT 2012


On Mar 12, 2012, at 12:09 PM, Kris Moore wrote:

> On 03/12/2012 15:07, Thomas Bitsky, Jr. wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> Hi.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I noticed there is an NDIS wrappers for using binary wi fi drivers
>>> under BSD. Are there any wrappers for using binary display drivers from
>> Linux?
>>> 
>> Unfortunately not.
>> [/snip]
>> 
>> Is there a technical reason for that, or it just hasn't been done?
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> I'm pretty sure its very involved with the kernel, since more and more
> video driver stuff is going into the kernel these days, like GEM/KMS.

Yes.  The interface is much wider, and needs lots of help from the kernel, if not emulation of Linux binary blobs.  Very similar in some ways to how the userlevel webcam driver works, but trickier..

No impossible, but certainly a challenge.

Warner


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