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DRM Graphics Updates Sent In For The Linux 4.1 Kernel
The highlights for these kernel graphics/display drivers in Linux 4.1 include:
- The new Virtual GEM (VGEM) driver for making faster the Mesa software rasterizers, including Softpipe and LLVMpipe.
- The Intel i915 driver has more Skylake enablement work, re-worked more code for handling the plane atomic conversion, XenGT vGPU support, Y-tiling support, Dynamic Refresh Rate Switching (DDRS) support, improved frame-buffer compression code, Braswell and Cherryview fixes, and more.
- The Radeon DRM driver now has DisplayPort MST support (though disabled by default), new VCE packet support, CSC output support, and other changes.
- The Nouveau DRM driver has GK20A IOMMU support, GeForce GTX 750 acceleration support without needing the proprietary firmware, and other GTX 900 series bring-up sans anything useful to users due to the lack of firmware/microcode at the moment.
- The AMDKFD HSA driver has support for multiple KGDs.
- Freedreno's MSM driver now has support for the Snapdragon 410.
- The rcar-du, atmel-hlcdc, and sti drivers have been ported to atomic mode-setting.
- Various fixes to the less common DRM drivers.
The full list of DRM changes for the Linux 4.1 merge window can be found by Airlie's pull request.