Linux Kernel News Archives
DRM/FreeDesktop Code of Conduct Submitted To Linux 4.12

Earlier this week David Airlie sent in the big DRM pull request of new feature material for the Linux 4.12 kernel. That main pull request added in 457,052 lines of new code to the kernel while now a secondary pull request has been submitted that adds just 11 new lines.

5 May 2017 - Code of Conduct - 56 Comments
Early Patches For Kernel Lockdown Mode Set For Linux 4.12

David Howells of Red Hat has requested Linus Torvalds pull his hardware module parameter annotation branch into the Linux 4.12 kernel. This is a needed step as part of his work on the "Kernel Lockdown" series for restricting access for allowing hardware resources be modified when in UEFI Secure Boot or other restricted mode.

4 May 2017 - LOCK_DOWN_KERNEL - 2 Comments
GNU Linux-Libre 4.11 Kernel Released

Freshly derived from the Linux 4.11 kernel release less than 24 hours ago, GNU Linux-libre 4.11 is available with additional "deblogging" to make the kernel more free software friendly.

1 May 2017 - GNU Linux-Libre 4.11 - 11 Comments
It's Becoming Easier To Write Linux DRM Drivers

While writing DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) drivers were once a rather daunting task and not really considered much by ARM/embedded developers, over the past few years DRM has evolved a lot as it's picked up new drivers -- especially for today's many ARM SoCs -- and its core infrastructure has improved with picking up many new helpers and other improvements that lower the barrier of entry for DRM development.

11 April 2017 - Lower Barrier - 5 Comments
VC4 Raspberry Pi Driver Working On DMA-BUF Fencing

Eric Anholt's work on the VC4 Raspberry Pi driver stack continues with his most recent activities being the start of DMA-BUF fencing support and continuing efforts around using the Meson build system in the X.Org world.

11 April 2017 - VC4 Fencing - 1 Comment
Linux 4.11-rc6 Released

Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 4.11-rc6 as the latest weekly test version of what will officially become Linux 4.11 around the end of April.

9 April 2017 - Linux 4.11 - 13 Comments

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