Etnaviv DRM Driver To Add GC3000 Support To Linux 4.9

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 15 September 2016 at 12:46 PM EDT. 1 Comment
Open-source graphics contributor Lucas Stach has submitted the Etnaviv DRM driver pull request to DRM-Next for the future Linux 4.9 kernel cycle.

This open-source reverse-engineered DRM driver for Vivante graphics will add support for the GC3000 with this next kernel. The GC3000 is found in -- and should be working with on Linux 4.9 -- the NXP i.MX6 QuadPlus SoC.

In addition to the GC3000 support in Etnaviv, this updated driver has various clean-ups, refactoring, and support for the new MMU Version 2. This MMUv2 support isn't as mature as MMUv1, but it's at least able to bring up the newer cores.

More details on the Etnaviv changes for Linux 4.9 via this pull request.
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