Re: [RFC] Deprecation and removal of the drm2 driver

From: Pete Wright <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 16:00:36 -0700
On 05/31/2018 15:34, Oliver Pinter wrote:
> On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Johannes Lundberg <> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 4:34 PM Joe Maloney <>
>> wrote:
>>> I personally wish that more drivers, and firmware were separated from
>>> base.
>> I'm not a committer
> If you are not a committer,  how and why want to remove drm2 from the base
> system?
Johannes did not start this threat.  A committer, Niclas Zeising, did.  
Johannes has stepped up and done a ton of work (along with many others, 
some committers and some not) to get modern intel and amd GPU's working 
under freebsd.  this was something that was a gaping hole in freebsd 
when this work started a bit over a year ago, and i'm not sure why more 
committers weren't embarrassed by this gap nor motivated to chip in.

regardless - not sure why you'd take his comment out of context :/ the 
full quote was:
"I'm not a committer but as I understand there's not pre-commit 
integration tests.. If one had that, plus that it would test build kmod 
ports against the pre-commit state of head as well, then maybe this 
would work."

not really sure what's controversial about that statement which would 
prompt your reply - but i guess people dedicating their spare time to 
help create useful things for others shouldn't go unpunished.

well i guess i broke my promise to ignore this bikeshed :(


Pete Wright
Received on Thu May 31 2018 - 21:00:40 UTC

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