Calling interested Glamo OpenGL developers (was: The forbidden topic: Glamo OpenGL)

Sascha Wessel wessel at
Fri Nov 21 04:11:58 CET 2008


On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 12:28:44PM +1100, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> the policy of the kernel developers is not to export interrupts to usersapce in
> a generic way - or it hasn't been in the past. this may have changed recently.
> so u can patch and create a specific driver just for glamo just to export an
> interrupt - and it'll never go upstream most likely, and the kernel supports
> no "generic" hook to an interrupt from userspace. one way or another something
> will block your path (be it getting patches upstream back to mainline kernel or
> just living without interrupts etc.). this is last i checked. 

I have never tried it but userspace i/o [1] is a more or less generic
way to export interrupts to userspace (in the kernel since ~2.6.23).



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