Monday, July 8, 2024

[fedora-arm] Re: Intel Xe


> Upstream has support for Intel Xe graphics in all of kernel, libdrm and
> mesa, yet all of these packages are built with Intel support disabled on
> aarch64.
> Intel Xe drivers, unlike i915 are architecture independent.
> On x86_64, they conflict with i915 drivers, so an elaborate scheme is
> used to allow both drivers to coexist.
> On aarch64, Intel Xe has no legacy counterpart, so no conflict either.
> All the more reason to enable Intel Xe on aarch64, just like on x86_64.
> Intel Xe support may not be perfect on aarch64, but this is just as true
> on x86_64.

When it first landed upstream it was still x86 only and they said they
were working on it. I did see there were patches upstream to fix the
issues. I'll take a look at what's required to build it multi arch.

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