The Main DRM Pull Request For The Linux 2.6.37 Kernel
Phoronix: The Main DRM Pull Request For The Linux 2.6.37 Kernel
David Airlie has just called upon Linus Torvalds to pull in his DRM kernel tree for the Linux 2.6.37 kernel merge window. We have talked about many of these features before that are now entering the mainline Linux kernel code-base as new capabilities of the open-source Linux graphics stack, but here's the list of what made the cut for Linux 2.6.37 and details on some of the features we have yet to discuss...
It's been many months since the 2.6.36 merge window closed, and ALL that was accomplished in that time on the Radeon side is:
"introduce new fences on R600 ASICs and newer, spread spectrum improvements on R500 and newer, Radeon HD 5000 series blit support, PLL fixes, and a number of tiling fixes."
Why is development moving so excruciatingly slow? At that pace, we will never, ever get rid of fglrx. It will still be the premium performance choice for years to come.
What is happening? Is anything stalling the development?
It also included display watermark support for evergreen. Barring support for new asics, there's not much else that needs to be done in the drm. Most new "feature" improvements are part of mesa which has seen a lot of updates.