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[Phoronix] AMD Develops New Linux Open-Source Driver Model

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"AMD privately shared with Phoronix during GDC2014 that they're developing a new Linux driver model. While there will still be an open (Gallium3D) and closed-source (Catalyst) driver, the Catalyst driver will be much smaller. AMD developers are trying to isolate the closed-source portion of the driver to just user-space while the kernel driver that's in the mainline Linux kernel would also be used by Catalyst. It's not clear if this will ultimately work but they hope it will for reducing code duplication, eliminating fragmentation with different kernels, and allowing open and closed-source driver developers to better collaborate over the AMD Radeon Linux kernel driver."

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/14/03/22/1840228/amd-develops-new-linux-open-source-driver-model?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

Wow. The number of innovative ideas and products being released and developed by AMD are truly impressive.
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sick!
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http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/14/03/22/1840228/amd-develops-new-linux-open-source-driver-model?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

Wow. The number of innovative ideas and products being released and developed by AMD are truly impressive.
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"It's not clear if this will ultimately work but they hope it will..."

I think there is a less enthusiastic remark to be made here, but I'll let it pass redface.gif
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