Re: Bug#598528: unstable on GNU/kFreeBSD
On Wed, 2010-09-29 at 22:36:55 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> 2010/9/29, Axel Beckert <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > I'm hesistant to removing that driver completely just because it causes
> > problems with (at least) some cards, but not all. I'd rather try to
> > blacklist the driver on kfreebsd (only) for the cards known to cause
> > problems on kfreebsd.
> > [...]
> > Yeah, this sucks big, and therefore I'm happy that I still have a
> > working intel driver at least for Squeeze's lifetime.
> I understand. Mixed feelings here too. This bug is about a short term
> problem, but in long term if situation isn't resolved upstream it seems
> cooperation with FreeBSD et al to create an UMS fork would be the
> only option (assuming manpower will be available).
The real solution long term is to get KMS support in kFreeBSD, forking
the UMS drivers (because at some point others will start dropping UMS
support too) is just going to be painful.
Robert Noland seems to have been working on adding GEM/TTM/KMS to
FreeBSD. There's also been a GSoC this year to add support for that to
DragonFly BSD (http://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/developer/GEMdrmKMS/).