Freedreno MSM Driver Updates Submitted For Linux 4.14
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 24 August 2017 at 06:13 AM EDT. 8 Comments
HARDWARE --
Adding to the DRM changes for Linux 4.14 is a late pull request for adding the Freedreno MSM DRM driver changes for Qualcomm hardware.

Changes include having a modeset kernel module parameter to force disable mode-setting, run-time power management for DSI/HDMI/MDSS, Adreno A5xx hardware fault detection, and several other changes.

The complete list of MSM DRM work for the next kernel can be found via dri-devel. It's also great to see the continued contributions by Qualcomm's Code Aurora to this open-source driver.

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