Bug 5496 - investigate supporting VGEM
Summary: investigate supporting VGEM
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: VNC (show other bugs)
Version: pre-1.0
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Pierre Ossman
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-04-21 09:55 CEST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2015-04-21 10:30 CEST (History)
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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2015-04-21 09:55:18 CEST
There is a new "virtual GPU" driver available in the kernel called VGEM that is there to improve software rendering. It is basically a fake DRM driver that allows buffer sharing between the X server and client, avoiding costly copying.

We should probably have a look at this and see if it can be used in ThinLinc. Might make Gnome shell and similar perform a lot better.

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