*Resend the whole actual series*

This patch implements a simple function for matching DRM device FDs against
the desired properties of a device that you are looking for.

The properties that are possible to look for are the elements of DrmVersion
and DrmDevice.

The discussion that led to this series can be found here:

In the previous discussion we left off having settled on implementing this
in mesa/src/loader/loader.c, which I initially did. But the code ended up being
so generic that there's no reason for it not to live in libdrm, since it can be
used for any compositor and mesa.

The implementer will still have to iterate through all of the devices available
on the target, and see if they match. This additional functionality could be
moved into libdrm at a later point if it turns out that all of the users do this
in the same manner.
If there is some variety, for example with selecting fallback devices if nothing
matches maybe it is best left up to the user of libdrm.

The biggest problem with the approach as implemented, the way I see it, is how
we match against the DrmVersion/DrmDevice of a given FD. 
Currently we use DrmVersion & DrmDevice as supplied by the caller to define 
we are looking for.
This is a little bit problematic, especially for DrmDevice, since all of the 
elements of the struct do not have enough bitspace to signal that we are 
uninterested in looking for that specific element. DrmDevice uses
drmDevicesEqual() to do what amounts to a memcmp of the DrmDevice argument and
the one of the FD. So looking for any device on any PCI bus with just the
PCI vendor ID supplied isn't possible.

An alternative Daniel Stone suggested is adding enums for different properties
and allowing the caller to supply a list of properties that are interesting and
their values. In terms of long-term maintainership this might be less pleasant
than the  approach of the current implementation.

Robert Foss (1):
  xf86drm: Add drmHandleMatch func

 xf86drm.h     |  2 ++
 xf86drmMode.c | 69 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 71 insertions(+)


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