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The Staging Pull Goes In For Linux 3.7 Kernel

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Published on 02 October 2012 08:28 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Greg Kroah-Hartman has already sent in the Linux kernel staging driver changes for the Linux 3.7 kernel.

There's 662 source files changed this time around and more code was added then removed. Highlights for the Linux 3.7 kernel staging area include continued work on xgifb (the frame-buffer driver for XGI graphics cards), minor work and clean-ups on various Android components, Ramster is still being touched, a new Silicom Bypass driver, lots of work on the Comedi Linux driver, work on Ipack, lots of IIO activity, and various other work scattered throughout the kernel's staging area.

One prominent new driver that may be of interest to the graphics-craving Phoronix readers is that the i.MX DRM graphics driver has been merged into staging.

More details on the staging changes for Linux 3.7 can be found via Greg's pull request, which Linus has already pulled into his tree.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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