Thomas Hellstrom of VMware sent in their first pull request today of "vmwgfx
" driver changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel, but it looks like the best is yet to come.
Thomas Hellstrom, a longtime Linux graphics contributor going back to the Tungsten Graphics days, sent in request 1
to David Airlie on the mailing list today. This first vmwgfx-next pull request for their virtual GPU driver to provide guest acceleration on virtual machines with VMware's products isn't too exciting. The first pull request has just code clean-ups and TTM memory management security improvements. However, Thomas noted in his mailing list message that he "[hopes] to squeeze in one more [pull request] with a huge device update."
It's not guaranteed that this huge device update for VMware's virtual GPU Linux DRM driver will be ready for the Linux 3.14 kernel
, but we'll see in the coming days if it works out. There's no details public yet on all what's involved with this update.
Thomas also sent in the TTM-next pull request
for 3.14 this morning, but that isn't particularly exciting.