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New Xilinx Drivers, GNSS Reciver USB Driver & Habana Labs Updates Land In Linux 5.17
Char/misc for Linux 5.17 is as diverse as ever. Among the many changes bringing in roughly 26.9k lines of new code (and 4.5k lines removed) include items such as:
- The Xilinx event management driver is new and is used for notifications from firmware. This can be used for error events, device events, and more.
- The Xilinx AMS driver is also new and it is used for voltage/temperature monitoring with Xilinx Ultrascale devices.
- Analog Devices AD74413R/AD74412R IIO device support.
- The Habana Labs AI accelerator driver continues seeing a lot of work including support for reading historic errors, keeping information access available during hard resets, new sysfs reporting information, ioctl additions, and other changes this cycle.
- Intel Thunder Bay eMMC PHY support.
- A generic driver for GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receivers with a USB interface has been added. The initially supported device by this GNSS USB driver is the Sierra Wireless XM1210 receiver.
- The Amazon AWS Nitron Enclaves driver adds support to merge contiguous physical memory regions.
See this pull request that already landed into the kernel tree for a look at the changes this cycle.