Intel Has A Final Round Of Graphics Updates For Linux 4.8, Broxton Is Ready
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 14 July 2016 at 10:23 AM EDT. 4 Comments
Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has submitted the final round of feature updates for the i915 DRM driver for DRM-Next to in turn target the Linux 4.8 kernel.

The Intel DRM code already had some pull requests of material in DRM-Next for Linux 4.8. The previous pulls included work on DisplayPort++ dongles, more GuC stuff, panel-related work and one end-user feature that's new is the GVT-g para-virtualization support for Broadwell and newer.

With the pull request submitted today, the Intel DRM driver will have more code improvements, various fixes, pooled EU support on Broxton, Broxton hardware support will no longer be considered preliminary support, more Kabylake PCI IDs, and various other clean-ups and code changes.

More details on this final feature pull of the Intel DRM driver for Linux 4.8 can be found via this pull request.
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