On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 12:40:27PM +0100, Jean-S??bastien P??dron wrote:
> On 24/02/2016 10:59, Carsten Kunze wrote:
> > Hello,
> Hi!
> > At the moment CURRENT can't be used on laptops with i915 graphics, 
> > so it may not harm to integrate a buggy i915 support in CURRENT. The 
> > advantage would be that more users would test the driver and could
> > give response. This may speed up the debugging/testing of this
> > driver.
> The problem is not the stability of Haswell support, but more the
> regressions on already supported GPUs.
> Currently, there is one big regression:
> https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-base-graphics/issues/2
> It takes seconds to panic a Sandybridge or Haswell (so I suppose Ivy
> Bridge is impacted too).
> Once this is fixed (and so far my attempts failed), I believe the patch
> can go in -CURRENT. Haswell support won't be rock solid but anyway,
> Linux 3.8, the base we use, had only initial support. Many bugfixes came
> in Linux 3.9 and 3.10. Hopefully, we'll get there more quickly.

We at HardenedBSD have an experimental branch that is kept up-to-date
with FreeBSD HEAD along with Jean-Sebastien's excellent work (and
HardenedBSD's awesomeness on top of that).

The code is here:


Latest builds are here:



Shawn Webb

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