Etnaviv DRM Driver Gets Some Improvements For Linux 4.6
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 7 March 2016 at 08:43 PM EST. 5 Comments
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With the Linux 4.5 kernel comes the net Etnaviv DRM kernel driver while some improvements have already been baking for Linux 4.6.

Etnaviv DRM maintainer Lucas Stach sent in the Etnaviv DRM driver improvements for targeting Linux 4.6 in bettering this reverse-engineered graphics support for the Vinvate graphics IP cores. Improved for Linux 4.6 with Etnaviv is correctness fixes to the GPU cache flushing, reduction of time spent in the hardirq-off context, and placement improvements in the GPU DMA linear window. The placement improvements should allow this open-source driver to work properly on Freescale i.MX6 systems with more than 2GB of RAM.

More details on the Etnaviv improvements queued up for Linux 4.6 via DRM-Next can be found via this Git pull.

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