The Nexus 4 & 7 Will Be Closer To Handling An Upstream Linux Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 14 December 2015 at 07:00 PM EST. Add A Comment
LINUX KERNEL --
Rob Clark submitted his MSM-Next DRM driver changes today in preparation for the Linux 4.5 kernel cycle.

He was quick to note that with this MSM DRM driver update from the Freedreno project there is now DSI support for Qualcomm's MSM8960 and APQ8064 hardware. He explains the impact as, "should be helpful for getting an upstream kernel working on nexus7/nexus4/etc." DSI is short for the Display Serial Interface and is a MIPI specification for communicating between the host and display device.

Other MSM changes for this open-source Qualcomm DRM display driver can be found via this pull request in queuing up the code in DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 4.5 merge window.

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