Intel Sends In Their Final Batch Of DRM Updates For Linux 4.15

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 27 October 2017 at 05:21 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Intel's open-source developers working on their i915 Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver have had a very busy cycle preparing a lot of new code for the upcoming Linux 4.15.

There's been a lot of new Intel code now queued in DRM-Next for then merging during the Linux 4.15 merge window in a few weeks. This has included transparent hugepage support, the kernel bits needed for priority scheduling, Coffee Lake graphics are promoted to stable, continued work on Cannonlake graphics enablement, various display fixes, HuC/GuC code refactoring, and more.

Today's final 4.15 feature update for i915 DRM has a lot of fixes but also refactoring of the HuC/GuC firmware loader, more effective shrinking to prevent stalling, continued DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (DP MST) work, improved DSI VBT backlight parsing abstraction, and an assortment of low level code fixes.

The complete list of changes can be found via this pull request.
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