[Arm-netbook] firefly 3399 all source software disclosed?

Bill Kontos vkontogpls at gmail.com
Mon May 8 10:20:56 BST 2017

So do these drivers provide registers etc ? How much extra effort is
required to get 2d accel with a clean room userland driver ? If we can do
that and also get rasterisers working we can have a fully functional
gnu/linux desktop futureproofed with wayland support. Also could we reuse
that multimedia decoding engine from the a20 ?
On May 8, 2017 12:13 PM, "Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton" <lkcl at lkcl.net>

> ---
> crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68
> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Bill Kontos <vkontogpls at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think arm has open source kernel drivers but there is no way they will
> get
> > mainlined any time soon. The question is, how much does the userland
> blob do
>  everything.  the open source kernel "driver" cannot actually be
> called a "driver" at all.  it is nothing more than a gateway to the
> actual hardware.  peripherals on ARM are memory-mapped: the "driver"
> simply provides access to the shared memory region (plus maybe handles
> some interrupts).
>  this is a constant source of confusion with people believing that
> just because the "shim" has been released, somehow magically it's all
> okay.
> l.
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