The Intel Graphics Changes For The Linux 4.2 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 1 June 2015 at 08:16 AM EDT. Add A Comment
While for weeks we've already been writing about the forthcoming Linux 4.2 development cycle, including the Intel DRM kernel improvements, Daniel Vetter of Intel OTC has provided a nice overview of what's coming to Linux 4.2 for Intel graphics.

The Linux 4.2 kernel will bring continued enablement on Intel's next-gen Skylake architecture, low-power display states, basic enablement of Broxton hardware, DisplayPort improvements, the Gen7 command parser was finally added, dynamic page-table allocation for Gen8+ graphics hardware, and many other internal driver changes.

The full Intel overview of their i915 DRM driver changes being queued up for Linux 4.2 can be read via Daniel's blog post. Of course, we'll be doing Linux 4.2 kernel benchmarks when the time comes and over on are daily tests of the mainline Linux kernel Git.
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