Raspberry Pi Stages New Drivers In Linux 4.11 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 22 February 2017 at 11:56 AM EST. 7 Comments
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Greg KH sent out his Linux 4.11 pull requests today for the different areas of the Linux kernel he maintains, including the staging area updates.

New staging drivers for Linux 4.11 are bcm2835-v4l2 and bcm2835-audio to benefit the many Raspberry Pi users out there. The bcm2835-v4l2 driver is for the BCM2835 MMAL-based V4L2 camera driver. The bcm2835-audio driver is for HDMI audio support with the Raspberry Pi. The HDMI audio support in particular for the Raspberry Pi with the open-source VC4 driver stack has been a long work in progress and great to see it finally getting readied.

Aside from that the staging pull drops some old code from the tree and has various IIO updates too.

In total the staging pull has 670 files changed, 25729 insertions and 20850 deletions. More details via the pull request.
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