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    Default Linaro Introduces Buffer Sharing Mechanism

    Phoronix: Linaro Introduces Buffer Sharing Mechanism

    There's been a Linaro memory management working group for the past year to figure out memory management APIs and unify the memory management landscape for Linux graphics. One of the fruits of this work is now a DMA buffer sharing mechanism that was put out by Texas Instruments...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAwMDM

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    Is there a chance this might be useful for multi-GPU setups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBurn View Post
    Is there a chance this might be useful for multi-GPU setups?
    Yes, it is.

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    Whoop whoop whoop

    Switcheroo doesn't work with my new laptop, I'm impatiently waiting to see the r600g improvements on my 6630M

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    Quote Originally Posted by agd5f View Post
    Yes, it is.
    Would I be correct in assuming that the buffer sharing between drivers could also be useful for run-time switching between an integrated GPU and a discrete GPU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veerappan View Post
    Would I be correct in assuming that the buffer sharing between drivers could also be useful for run-time switching between an integrated GPU and a discrete GPU?
    It's only part of the puzzle. This API just allows you to share dma pages between device drivers. You still need to fix X/wayland/whatever to decouple rendering and display and provide an API to handle switching, selecting a different renderer, etc.

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