Intel Graphics Code Seeing More Tiger Lake Action, Power Efficiency Work For Linux 5.8
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 1 May 2020 at 06:46 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Intel's graphics driver team continues amassing more changes for Linux 5.8.

Intel already began sending in graphics driver changes to DRM-Next in preparation for Linux 5.8. This week they sent in another batch of new feature material. The work this round includes:

- Additional workarounds for Gen12 Tiger Lake graphics.

- Fixes to power management code for Gen11/Icelake and newer.

- Soft RC6 code improvements for greater power efficiency. This is being done to prefer soft-rc6 over the RPS DOWN_TIMEOUT interrupt. This should reduce oscillation during steady workloads with micro-sleeps.

- "Lots of refactoring that prep for upcoming changes."

- Various other bug fixes.

There still should be at least one more batch of feature code in time for making the cut-off ahead of Linux 5.8. The full list of changes this pull can be found via this pull request.

The Intel Graphics team meanwhile on Twitter has been teasing a new chip with Raja and Jim.
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