[ubuntu-x] Kernel v2.6.33 drm update
Christopher James Halse Rogers
raof at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 7 21:58:32 GMT 2010
On Sat, 2010-03-06 at 12:47 +0000, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 05, 2010 at 03:32:05PM -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton at cc.hut.fi> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Fri, Mar 05, 2010 at 06:56:11PM +0000, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> > >>> We are therefore planning to upload a hybrid
> > >>> 2.6.32 kernel containing the 2.6.33 drm backported.
> > >>
> > >> Btw, for bug report fiddling purposes, is there a reliable way to detect
> > >> the drm version installed? The drm version does not show up in uname -a
> > >> of course, and `dmesg|grep drm|grep 2\.6\.33` returns nothing (at least,
> > >> on nouveau).
> > >>
> > >> (Basically I want a way to automatically distinguish between bug reports
> > >> that were tested with the new 2.6.33 drm vs those that won't, so we can
> > >> prioritize our attentions accordingly.)
> > >
> > > Isn't the kernel abi enough for that? -16 has the backport, anything
> > > before that doesn't.
> > Right but its still good to know a backport from which 2.6.33.y
> Fair point. Right now we have v2.6.33 straight. But I do see how we
> might want some finer grain record of the version. I will look at where
> we can expose that.
For prior art, Nouveau's upstream build captures the output of
git-describe and displays it on module load. Feeding the git
information into the kernel build & getting the other drm drivers to
display the same information shouldn't be too hard.
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