The DRM graphics driver pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.10 kernel
If you have been keeping track of Phoronix content, the pull request shouldn't be a huge surprise. Key changes for the open-source Linux graphics drivers on the kernel-side come down to:
- The QXL KMS driver
for having a modern driver for use by Red Hat SPICE virtualization systems with QEMU. Unfortunately, this is still just a basic kernel mode-setting driver and there isn't yet a proper Gallium3D driver for virtual machines.
- Nouveau driver changes
for the open-source NVIDIA support. The main change here is Fermi VRAM compression support
. There's also "NVF0" mode-setting support.
- The open-source NVIDIA Tegra has 2D support
- Intel support includes more Valley View support, VT switch-less resume support, and other Intel DRM changes
- The Radeon driver has Radeon UVD engine support
for accelerated video playback, golden register support
, and Radeon HD 7000 series tiling support
The Direct Rendering Manager pull request in full for the Linux 3.10 kernel can be found on the Linux kernel mailing list