Hisilicon Hibmc DRM Driver Being Added For Linux 4.10
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 22 November 2016 at 06:31 AM EST. 4 Comments
LINUX KERNEL --
David Airlie has pulled the newest DRM/KMS driver into DRM-Next for merging in the Linux 4.10 kernel.

This new driver is the Hisilicon Hibmc driver. As explained earlier this year when the patches first appeared, This new Hisilicon DRM driver is for supporting the Hibmc baseboard management controller and these initial patches just provide basic display subsystem support for their display engine and VDAC (Video Digital-to-Analog Converter).

This hibmc-drm driver comes in at just over two thousand lines of new kernel code and is the second Hisilicon DRM driver being added after the Kirin driver that went mainline earlier in the year.

The merge to DRM-Next here ahead of the Linux 4.10 merge window in December.
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