On 17.09.2015 21:22, O. Hartmann wrote: >> Why does it take so much time to update? Once Konstantin committed his >> i915 update, I was busy with non-FreeBSD activities until last July, >> when I slowly started back to work on i915. My goal is to reduce the >> diff with Linux as much as possible. But, as opposed to OpenBSD and >> DragonFlyBSD, we do not use a Linux compatibility layer which would >> dramatically ease our life. > > My concerns are speed and performance. Isn't any kind of layer consuming > performance - > sometimes worse, sometimes negligible. But anyway, HPC isn't a FreeBSD > domain, so ...
Like Nikola said, the layer shouldn't have any performance impact. Most of the functions are either macros wrapping the FreeBSD native functions or new implementations (for instance, linux/idr.h). > The spoken of facilities are "generic" or are they Linux-unique and have to > be adopted > for FreeBSD? Those facilities are generic tools. -- Jean-Sébastien Pédron
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