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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

Open-Source Developer, Pengutronix
Lucas Stach is an open-source developer with a focus on low-level graphics hardware drivers. He was somewhat involved with the Nouveau and TegraDRM driver project as a hobbyist and is now working as a full-time kernel developer at Pengutronix with a focus on the Freescale i.MX line of SoCs. He is hacking drivers across all subsystems to provide upstream kernel support for various industrial embedded systems. Previous talks from Lucas about... Read More →

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