Intel Has More DRM Code For Testing: Cannonlake Fixes, GuC/HuC'ing
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 23 October 2017 at 07:31 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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Intel has already landed a lot of new Intel DRM code in DRM-Next for the upcoming Linux 4.15 cycle while one final batch is now ready for testing.

Intel has been planning the past few days to squeeze in one more feature batch into Linux 4.15. Normally David Airlie cuts off the merge window to DRM-Next of new feature material when hitting the -RC6 stage of the current kernel cycle, but Intel is planning on squeezing in this last pull in the next few days. Linux 4.14-rc6 was just released this morning, but then again with 4.14 we will likely see a RC8 release, so the late adds by Intel likely won't cause much of an issue. Plus Intel's DRM driver stack goes through pretty good QA.

This latest Intel DRM code currently being tested has an eviction fix, various display fixes, several Broadwell graphics fixes, continued refactoring of the GuC/HuC firmware code, DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport fixes, and also some more changes for the next-gen Cannonlake graphics.

These latest changes are outlined on intel-gfx.

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