More Intel DRM Changes Queued For Linux 3.18, Including Old i830M Fixes
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 16 September 2014 at 09:50 AM EDT. 4 Comments
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With the drm-next merge window for Linux 3.18 closing, Intel's open-source developers have submitted another round of changes for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.18 kernel.

Intel has already sent in multiple pull requests of new DRM graphics driver code to push into drm-next for the Linux 3.18 merge window. Among the changes include various Cherryview improvements for the forthcoming low-power Atom SoC, and code clean-ups and continued Broadwell tweaks. Another Git pull request landed in drm-next over the night.

This new code merge doesn't have Intel's big Skylake Linux graphics patch-set so it looks like that probably won't be mainlined until Linux 3.19. However, among other changes in this latest pull request are the final bits of rotation support within the DRM driver, backlight improvements, old i830M graphics hardware fixes, Skylake prep work (but not the actual implementation), DisplayPort changes, Cherryview fixes, and a variety of other changes. This latest batch of Linux 3.18 work touches around two thousand lines of code.

More information on these latest Intel drm-next 3.18 changes via this Git merge.
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