It looks like the Samsung Exynos4 DRM driver
that first publicly appeared in August will soon be merged into the mainline Linux kernel as the first open-source DRM driver within the kernel for an ARM SoC.
For weeks it's been looking like it would be merged
, and now there's final confirmation that as soon as next week David Airlie (the Linux kernel DRM maintainer and Red Hat employee) could pull the code into his "-next" tree.
The Samsung graphics driver has gone through a number of public revisions already and David Airlie mentions in a new email
he will likely give it one more review next week. "I'll probably give it one more review early next week, but I might merge it to -next, if I don't find anything seriously wrong."
The Exynos 4210 driver might make it into the DRM tree, but it's not full-featured and doesn't have an open-source 3D user-space. However, this open kernel code doesn't expose any bits to be used by a closed-source user-space, which is why this driver is likely to be merged where as past ARM graphics efforts have largely failed.
This Samsung Exynos DRM driver would be a feature of the Linux 3.2 kernel.