Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 13th Jan 2011 17:13 UTC, submitted by Michael
Linux "Now that the kernel mode-setting page-flipping for the ATI Radeon DRM kernel module has been merged into the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and the respective bits have been set in the xf86-video-ati DDX, we're in the process of running new open-source ATI graphics benchmarks under Linux. Our initial results (included in this article) show these latest improvements to cause some major performance boosts for the open-source ATI driver as it nears the level of performance of the proprietary Catalyst driver."
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RE[4]: great
by Gusar on Fri 14th Jan 2011 10:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: great"
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KMS and kernel memory management are dependencies for Wayland support.

No they're not. Modesetting in the kernel is a requirement, not specifically KMS. Same for memory management. Yes, *currently* Wayland is hardcoded to use DRI2, but like the other comment says, it's a simple adjustment to allow for non-DRI2 drivers and the Wayland people are willing to do it.

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