Next up we have the Linux 2.6.31 kernel, which will hopefully introduce proper in-kernel memory management support for ATI Radeon graphics cards via a mix of TTM and GEM code and we might also see kernel mode-setting for this hardware as well. This next kernel will also bring Intel kernel DRM updates, perhaps the Creative X-Fi ALSA driver, and many other changes.
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