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[7]: great
by nt_jerkface on Sat 15th Jan 2011 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: great"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

What's possible and actually being done is maintaining stable ABI in the same distro release and for enterprise products this often can span many years. In that respect, it isn't too different from commercial operating systems.


You're talking about freezing the kernel ala RHEL which then introduces a new set of limitations.

The unstable abi is a philosophical decision made by the kernel team and there isn't much to show for it compared to FreeBSD or Solaris.

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