x86 Platform Updates For The Linux 4.10 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 15 December 2016 at 05:24 PM EST. 1 Comment
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The latest pull request to talk about for the Linux 4.10 kernel merge window are the x86 platform driver updates.

New to platform-drivers-x86 is a new Mellanox hot-plug driver named mlx-platform. Changes to existing drivers include X1 Yoga (2016) Tablet Mode support in thinkpad_acpi, other ThinkPad ACPI improvements, an ASUS X45U quirk in the asus-nb-wmi driver, the Dell WMI driver adds events created by Dell Rugged 2-in-1s, Kabylake updates to the intel_pmc_core driver, and along with the Kabylake work in intel_pmc_core are updates for the Sunrise Point PCH.

More details on the x86 platform driver updates via the pull request.
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