Daniel Vetter of Intel has already prepared the first pull request for David Airlie, the DRM subsystem maintainer, to take into his kernel tree. Among the key highlights are:
- The Intel Valley View (now known as "Bay Trail") support is no longer considered preliminary and should be stable for use when Intel Atom Bay Trail hardware is shipping in a few months. This is the first Intel Atom SoC with real in-house HD graphics (derived from Ivy Bridge) rather than using PowerVR-licensed cruft. The last batch of Valley View fixes and other improvements, along with adding Turbo and RC6 power-savings support, are finally in place for Linux 3.11.
- FBC (Frame-Buffer Compression) support for Haswell. Frame-buffer compression support can lead to letting the CPU/GPU rest longer.
- SVDO and TV clean-ups along with refactoring of Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) handling.
- Various mode-setting fixes/improvements.
The full list of Linux 3.11 changes for this first Intel drm-next pull request can be found on the mailing list.