Features Expected For The Linux 4.1 Kernel
Linux 4.0 has many nice features and with being addicted to Git there's already a lot of -next material queuing up to make for an exciting Linux 4.1 when its development commences in the weeks ahead.
Among the likely Linux 4.1 features are:
- Intel vGPU support for XenGT on the client side.
- More improvements for Intel Skylake.
- More atomic mode-setting work.
- DisplayPort MST for the Radeon driver.
- Support for multiple graphics devices/drivers with the AMDKFD HSA kernel driver.
- New eBPF tracing features for this in-kernel virtual machine component.
- Virtual GEM for faster software rasterizer performance.
- Potentially the new VirtIO DRM driver.
- Initial Intel Broxton support.
- Maybe at long last we'll finally see KDBUS in the mainline kernel?
Stay tuned for more Linux 4.1 coverage as soon as its development officially begins along with more benchmarks of the Linux 4.0 kernel are forthcoming on Phoronix.