The Linux DRM Drivers Continue Marching Ahead With Atomic Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 6 June 2016 at 07:47 AM EDT. 1 Comment
The Linux kernel DRM/KMS drivers continue moving ahead with their atomic conversion.

Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has written an update concerning the state of the DRM drivers atomic support.

Some of the recent updates have allowed DRM drivers to remove more basic/boiler-plate code, a helper library for simple display pipelines, fbdev deferred I/O support, generic support to disable fbdev emulation, suspend/resume helpers, generic support for non-blocking commits, improvements to the driver interface documentation, color management support in the atomic space, and more.

If you would like to learn more about the atomic DRM driver work happening within the Linux kernel, stop by Daniel's blog.
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