Aside from a new Intel PRIME'd driver this weekend
, there's also new Intel DRM driver code available for testing.
Daniel Vetter updated the Intel DRM driver's -testing branch that will ultimately go into the Linux 3.7 kernel
. The work that's available in this branch, which Intel is soliciting for its experimental Intel Linux enthusiasts to test out, includes:
- New modeset code framework.
- Tiny fix in the fb helper to go through the official dpms interface instead of calling the crtc helper code.
- forcewake code frobbery from Ben, code should be more in-line with what Windows does now.
- fixes for the render ring flush on hsw (Paulo)
- gpu frequency tracepoint
- vlv forcewake changes to better align it with our understanding of the forcewake magic.
- a few smaller cleanups
The most prominent is the new Intel mode-setting code
that is quite significant. The continued work on Valley View
is also very pleasant for seeing that by the time this next-generation Intel hardware shipped it will be backed by quality open-source support.
Daniel mentioned these changes on the intel-gfx list