The latest patches clean up the HDMI audio support and makes it compatible with a greater range of ATI hardware, and new bits for DCE 3.2 GPUs. The new patch(es) should be published in the coming days and will hopefully be merged in time for the 2.6.34 kernel release. The announcement was made on Rafał's blog. AMD has had patches for greater HDMI audio support (including audio interrupts), but these patches have been held up in legal review for months and so Rafał came up with this new alternative.
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