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Tuesday, October 14 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Embedded GPUs: A Case For Open Source Drivers - Lucas Stach, Pengutronix

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GPUs are traditionally one of the last strongholds for binary drivers. While most vendors respect the GPL and provide an open-source kernel driver, most of the functionality is hidden inside binary userspace OpenGL libraries. In this talk Lucas will present his experiences with integrating binary graphics drivers into embedded Linux systems, intended as a neutral review of the technical shortcomings and hurdles one has to overcome while striving for an acceptable user experience. He will then show how open source drivers are able to help solving those problems and how they could be used to actively drive innovation.

The talk will provide an overview of the current status of the various FOSS GPU drivers and recent developments of the Etnaviv driver done at Pengutronix.


Lucas Stach

Kernel Developer, Pengutronix e.K.
Lucas is a full-time open-source developer at Pengutronix, helping customers to build embedded Linux systems based on upstream Linux kernel and userspace components. He is focused on graphics related topics (maintaining the Etnaviv GPU kernel driver), but he also gained vast experience... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm CEST
Room 112

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