Rockchip's DRM Driver Continues To Progress
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 28 September 2014 at 09:31 AM EDT. 4 Comments
HARDWARE --
Back in August Rockchip published a DRM driver for their SoCs. While this driver has yet to be mainlined, Rockchip continues revising the open-source driver to address upstream developer feedback.

Published this past week was v6 of the Rockchip DRM driver. The DRM driver supports the video output processor of the Rockchip RK3288 SoC while other features are planned for the future. This driver is currently at 3,175 lines of new code.

The Rockchip RK3288 SoC is based on a quad-core Cortex-A17 design and features 4Kx2K v ideo decoding support, HDCP 2.x, and the 3D GPU is based on the ARM Mali-T7 series.

Developers have yet to comment on this latest revision of the patches and given that Linux 3.17 will likely be out today and this Rockchip DRM has yet to be staged in drm-next, it will likely miss out on the Linux 3.18 merge window.
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