Proposed F19 Feature: QXL/Spice KMS Driver
jreznik at redhat.com
Thu Jan 31 11:52:12 UTC 2013
= Features/QXLKMSSupport =
Feature owner(s): Alon Levy <alevy at redhat.com>
Currently the QXL driver is X.org only, a KMS driver is required to move
forward with projects like spice 3D, and also to allow more features to be
show in virt environments like plymouth.
== Detailed description ==
The current spice GPU driver for Linux guests is an X.org only driver. A
kernel modesetting driver needs to be developed along with a new X.org driver
that runs on top of it. Additionally the kernel driver will allow it to work
with the modesetting DDX driver. The new ioctl interface the driver will
expose will allow updating the qxl DDX driver to work on it. The new driver
needs to support all revisions of the qxl device.
Btw. Feature has been already proposed as Fedora 18 feature but was postponed
for Fedora 19.
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