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Thu Feb 27 08:21:23 2014 UTC (13 months, 4 weeks ago) by dholland
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mention riastradh-drm2 branch

[[!template id=project

title="Kernel Mode Setting and Graphics Execution Manager"

contact="""
[tech-kern](mailto:tech-kern@NetBSD.org),
[tech-x11](mailto:tech-x11@NetBSD.org)
"""

category="misc"
difficulty="hard"

description="""
Recent overhaul of the X server infrastructure lead to the appearance of Kernel
Mode Setting (KMS) and Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) to rejuvenate the X
world. This has a number of benefits, from improving 3D GPU support,
deprivileged X server to in-kernel video mode management, which can be very
helpful when it is necessary to debug a live system using ddb(4).

The goal of this project is to add the missing bits inside NetBSD, most notably
KMS and GEM. Testing the port using a recent driver like nouveau would be worth
the effort.

Work on this is underway on the riastradh-drm2 branch.

"""
]]

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