Raspberry Pi KMS Driver Will Indeed Land For Linux 4.4
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 22 October 2015 at 08:34 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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Yesterday I wrote about the Raspberry Pi KMS driver being prepared for DRM-Next and since then that code has in fact landed, making it a new driver for the upcoming Linux 4.4 kernel cycle.

See that earlier article for all of the details. This Raspberry Pi KMS/DRM driver for Linux 4.4 only supports mode-setting without any power management or hardware acceleration support, which will land in a later kernel cycle.

With this commit the driver developed by Eric Anholt at Broadcom has now landed into DRM-Next for in turn going into the mainline kernel during the Linux 4.4 merge window.
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