OpenBSD Journal

Xfree86 DRM

Contributed by jose on from the performance-enhacing-patches? dept.

David Wood writes: "Has anybody tried this kernel patch for 3.2 ? (I use current). " How much of a gain would this give X11 performance? Every little bit helps ... is it worth it? Looks like some interesting OpenBSD stuff on that site, too.

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Jedi/Sector One () on

    DRM would obviously speedup 3D rendering, but unfortunately, I wasn't able to find out any download link on this page. So it's hard to figure out what this patch actually brings.

  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Don't you mean DRI? DRM is EVIL!!! ;)

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I'd love to try a patch for DRI, but too bad there isn't one linked.

  4. By Schubert () on

    Here's a snapshot but a bloody old one, they might have this in their CVS repository but who would know considering they don't seem to have any info about that.

  5. By jolan () on

    How much of a gain would this give X11 performance?

    Very little unless you're playing a 3d game like games/bzflag from ports.

    Oh and DRM here means Direct Rendering Module.

    1. By Sven Esbjerg () on

      DRM/DRI improves performance for video as well.
      So if you want to watch video streams on your somewhat outdated OpenBSD machine DRM will help a lot.

      1. By jolan () on

        Yes that's true. Intensive 2D apps using GL will use less CPU than say, vanilla SDL.

        Well we'll see how big of a difference it does make when the kernel parts come through (matthieu@ just committed the userland parts today)

  6. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Does this implementation of the DRM contain support for ATI Radeon chips?

    1. By Kojiro () on

      Doubtful. Radeon support is mostly done with binaries from ATI. ATI made those binaries for Linux. It's too bad that they're afraid to release the source code, too, because ATI makes nice hardware. I can't find anything in English on Google about ATI for BSDs, but who really knows?

Latest Articles


Copyright © - Daniel Hartmeier. All rights reserved. Articles and comments are copyright their respective authors, submission implies license to publish on this web site. Contents of the archive prior to as well as images and HTML templates were copied from the fabulous original with Jose's and Jim's kind permission. This journal runs as CGI with httpd(8) on OpenBSD, the source code is BSD licensed. undeadly \Un*dead"ly\, a. Not subject to death; immortal. [Obs.]