[kwin] Scanout wl_buffer in DrmBackend
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Mostly for fullscreen windows: bypass compositing and perform direct scanout from the wl_buffer.

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sitter added a comment.Nov 7 2016, 2:48 PM

Originally made by graesslin at 2016-10-24 06:09:21 UTC

Part of the project is also discussed in https://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2015/08/layered-compositing/

sitter assigned this task to romangg.Nov 7 2016, 2:53 PM
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romangg triaged this task as Low priority.Feb 16 2018, 2:04 PM

We wait till Xwayland has multi-buffer support to not lead to tearing here. Otherwise it's not really useful since we could use it for games mostly. Mobile in the future might be another use case to save battery.