Is Jolla using freedreno drivers for their GPU?

asked 2014-05-19 00:44:36 +0300

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updated 2014-05-19 18:21:28 +0300

dsilveira gravatar image

Rob Clark is working on a free driver for the Adreno series of GPUs, the same GPUs that are used in Jolla AFAIK.

Is Jolla using these freedreno drivers? And if not why?

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I'm sorry, but I did not understand your question! You state that Jolla uses freedreno, and then you ask if anyone at Jolla looked into this?

What is your question really??

dsilveira ( 2014-05-19 02:09:09 +0300 )edit

I mean that the adreno GPUs is used by Jolla. They probably use a binary blob as a driver.

ApB ( 2014-05-19 10:56:08 +0300 )edit

I got it now, it's just they way you wrote it, made it hard to understand, I edited it for you :)

also removed an incorrection pertaining the freedreno not being complete, it's only lacking opengl > 2.1 and has better performance than the proprietary, so.

dsilveira ( 2014-05-19 18:22:28 +0300 )edit

@dsilveira, are you sure about completeness/performance? Current Jolla certainly uses Android binary drivers for the GPU via libhybris, I suppose there is a reason for that?

mornfall ( 2014-05-19 18:42:46 +0300 )edit

Are you sure about that?

There might be several reasons why that would be, like hardware adaptation isolation, etc.

dsilveira ( 2014-05-19 18:49:36 +0300 )edit