More Pre-4.15 AMDGPU DC Patches To Test Out This Weekend

Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 14 October 2017 at 08:35 AM EDT. 15 Comments
For Radeon RX Vega Linux users or those with newer Radeon GPUs and just wanting to make use of HDMI/DP audio, there are some new "AMDGPU DC" patches ready for testing this weekend.

While AMDGPU DC is being staged as a pull request finally for Linux 4.15, the work hasn't yet settled down as AMD developers continue taming this massive code-base of more than 120,000 lines of code. Just recently in fact were another 100+ patches for this display code that allows Vega/Raven display support, HDMI/DP audio, atomic mode-setting, and other display feature updates long sought after by Radeon users.

On Friday, AMD's Alex Deucher sent in some more AMDGPU DC patches to stage against David Airlie's drm-next-amd-dc-staging branch. The DC work hasn't been going into DRM-Next directly as it's being staged as a separate pull request, just in case Linus Torvalds rejects the work for Linux 4.15 it wouldn't tie up all of the other changes being queued in DRM-Next for this upcoming merge window.

These newest patches touch a few hundred lines of the display code and has a fix for iterator changes and various other cleanups: 10 files changed, 472 insertions(+), 780 deletions(-)

The pull request was sent out yesterday on dri-devel. The latest kernel code can be fetched here.
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