Intel Lines Up Initial Graphics Driver Changes Slated For Linux 5.3
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 27 May 2019 at 12:01 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Being well past the period of submitting new feature material for Linux 5.2, on Friday the Intel Linux graphics driver developers sent in their initial slew of patches to DRM-Next of material they want to have in the Linux 5.3 kernel.

For this first -- of several -- batches of new code queuing in DRM-Next for Linux 5.3 are:

- Support for DisplayPort YCbCr 4:2:0 outputs.

- Asynchronous display power disabling.

- Enabling the pipe HDR mode for Icelake only when the HDR planes are used, further work along Intel's HDR Linux display work.

- Support for allowing multiple user handles to the same VM.

- For older hardware, Gen4 and Gen5 hardware is seeing render context support finally enabled.

- Various Icelake fixes along with various other fixes.

It's not the most exciting pull request of changes to DRM-Next, but expect more material for Linux 5.3 over the weeks ahead. The complete list of changes can be found via the PR.
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