Use linuxkpi in DRM
Currently, our DRM uses a small Linux wrapper in sys/dev/drm2/drm_os_freebsd.[ch]. Now that we have a centralized Linux shim (moved out of OFED), we want to use it. It will avoid duplicate efforts. In DRM, it will further reduce the diff with Linux.
This branch will be used for the update to Linux 3.9 just after this task.
- Move DRM headers to a similar location as Linux
Use kmalloc() instead of malloc(9)
- Use kref
Use idr and get rid of drm_gem_names.c
- Use PCI API
- Use Linux locking primitives
Current status (2016-03-28)
The project just started with a contribution from Conrad Meyer: he changed all calls to FreeBSD's malloc(9) to Linux kmalloc() calls.
Testing Instructions / How To
Whether it works or not, we are interested in the output of dmesg and, in case of a kernel crash, the corresponding /var/crash/core.txt.* files. Please send them to the freebsd-x11 mailing list.
At this time, we aren't providing user support. However, if you have patches, they are very much welcome!
Thank you for your help!
Make sure you have everything setup to have kernel dumps:
# In /etc/rc.conf dumpdev="AUTO" ddb_enable="YES"
Additionally, it helps to have the following sysctl:
# In /etc/sysctl.conf debug.debugger_on_panic=0
Enable DRM debug messages:
# In /boot/loader.conf drm.debug=7
You need to clone the repository and switch to the drm-next-3.9 branch:
git clone -b drm-next-3.9 \ https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-base-graphics.git
Build and install a kernel from this clone; I suggest you install the kernel with a non-default name:
cd freebsd-base-graphics sudo make kernel INSTKERNNAME=kernel.39
Select the new kernel for the next boot and reboot:
sudo nextboot -k kernel.39 sudo reboot
Try to load the appropriate driver:
sudo kldload i915kms
sudo kldload radeonkms
- Try to start an X.Org server and use it!
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