[MPlayer-dev-eng] Vidix Status

Alex Beregszaszi alex at fsn.hu
Mon Feb 5 10:11:34 CET 2007


> > > Merging both vidix implementations is most welcome.  We've been talking
> > > about this for years now, but there was never a volunteer to take on the
> > > work.  If you do this it will be a valuable contribution.
> > 
> > While we're at it, is anyone interested in making wrappers so that
> > vidix drivers build as kernelspace modules? Running them in userspace
> > is exceedingly stupid, requiring your movie player to run as root or
> > else use kernel modules with root vulns (svgalib_helper).
> Alex wrote the kernelhelper module long long ago. But it never
> really worked. I never checked why it does not. I don't even 
> know whether the vidix API is suitable for a kernel module.

It worked, but kernel API's changed every second day, thus the memory
mapping part was not always working.

However, vidix.sf.net's verison contains and extended dhahelper with DMA
and IRQ support, which is working.


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