Features Expected For The Linux 4.1 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 5 April 2015 at 09:05 AM EDT. 6 Comments
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While the Linux 4.0 kernel hasn't even been released yet, there's already a number of items we're looking forward to seeing with Linux 4.1.

Linux 4.0 has many nice features and with being addicted to Git there's already a lot of -next material queuing up to make for an exciting Linux 4.1 when its development commences in the weeks ahead.

Among the likely Linux 4.1 features are:

- Intel vGPU support for XenGT on the client side.

- More improvements for Intel Skylake.

- More atomic mode-setting work.

- DisplayPort MST for the Radeon driver.

- Support for multiple graphics devices/drivers with the AMDKFD HSA kernel driver.

- New eBPF tracing features for this in-kernel virtual machine component.

- Virtual GEM for faster software rasterizer performance.

- Potentially the new VirtIO DRM driver.

- Initial Intel Broxton support.

- Maybe at long last we'll finally see KDBUS in the mainline kernel?

Stay tuned for more Linux 4.1 coverage as soon as its development officially begins along with more benchmarks of the Linux 4.0 kernel are forthcoming on Phoronix.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

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