OMAP DRM Gaining Atomic Mode-Setting For Linux 4.2
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 16 June 2015 at 11:54 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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The Linux 4.2 has many new features coming and now there's another one: atomic mode-setting support for the OMAP DRM driver that also improves the overall open-source driver quality.

For those still running a Panda Board or other Texas Instruments OMAP hardware, the OMAP DRM is getting a big update finally. The OMAP DRM driver has been rewritten to use atomic mode-setting and the resulting code of this big rewriter is a much cleaner and more maintainable driver code-base.


The solar-powered ARM super-computer powered by old TI OMAP SoCs.


This big driver rewrite can be found via this Git merge into DRM-Next. The whole DRM subsystem updates for Linux 4.2 should be quite thrilling and will be tested at Phoronix and on LinuxBenchmarking.com once the Linux 4.1 kernel is out this weekend and the 4.2 merge window opens.
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