Nouveau Queues Up Last Minute Updates For Linux 4.10

Written by Michael Larabel in Nouveau on 6 December 2016 at 06:59 AM EST. 9 Comments
Overall the Nouveau DRM updates for Linux 4.10 are significant after they missed out on any feature changes for Linux 4.9. Given all the churn, there's been a last minute pull into DRM-Next of some more fixes and other minor activity.

There are big changes for Nouveau in Linux 4.10. Some of the work for this open-source NVIDIA driver in the next Linux kernel cycle includes initial boost clocking support, Nouveau LED support on capable graphics cards, and then via a later pull request is atomic mode-setting and DisplayPort MST support. Due to the whole DAL fiasco, Nouveau has beat AMDGPU/Radeon to having mainline atomic mode-setting support and DP MST.

With today's pull request there is MXM support on GM20x GPUs and newer along with more display-related fixes. There is also some internal code fixes from issues on newer graphics cards. With the Linux 4.10 merge window opening next week, this is very likely the last feature pull of Nouveau for 4.10.
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