Nouveau Atomic + DP MST Support Already Staged For Linux 4.10 Via DRM-Next
Written by Michael Larabel in Nouveau on 7 November 2016 at 07:37 AM EST. Add A Comment
NOUVEAU --
Last week Nouveau DRM maintainer Ben Skeggs posted the initial atomic mode-setting patches for early testing of all this new KMS code. That code is indeed going to make it for Linux 4.10 with that work being pulled in overnight to DRM-Next.

The Nouveau atomic mode-setting support along with the DisplayPort MST support has been pulled into David Airlie's DRM-Next tree of material that will then be pulled into the Linux 4.10 kernel when its merge window opens in December. If you aren't familiar with atomic mode-setting or DP MST, see the aforelinked article.

This big change to the Nouveau KMS driver is in addition to other Nouveau DRM drivers already queued for Linux 4.10 including the long-awaited "boost" patches as well as the NVIDIA LED driver for relevant graphics cards.

Linux 4.10 is looking to be yet another exciting kernel version.
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