Libdrm 2.4.74 Adds Intel Geminilake, Etnaviv Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 29 November 2016 at 08:42 PM EST. 7 Comments
MESA --
Mesa DRM library updates aren't usually too notable, but that's different with this evening's libdrm 2.4.74 release.

Noteworthy changes for libdrm 2.4.74 include adding Intel Geminilake PCI IDs, Etnaviv API changes, 64-bit support for Freedreno, and other fixes/changes.

Those changes are nice to see, particularly the API additions for Etnaviv, the reverse-engineered open-source driver effort for Vivante GPU IP cores. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before finally seeing Etnaviv support in the mainline Mesa tree since it's already present in libdrm as well as their DRM driver in the mainline Linux kernel.

The complete list of libdrm 2.4.74 changes can be found via xorg-announce.
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