Phoronix: ATI Radeon KMS Leaves Staging Area In 2.6.33
David Airlie has called upon Linus to pull in a new set of DRM patches for the Linux 2.6.33 kernel, which should land with the Linux 2.6.33-rc7 release. These graphics patches for the Linux kernel bring a few fixes for TTM, Radeon DisplayPort tweaks, r600 blit mutex, and support for the VMware graphics driver with older versions of the VMware Workstation...
From what hardware news sites are saying, it doesn't look like 880G/890GX will be Evergreen-based. All the slides seem to say DX10 or DX10.1, which suggests the R600/R700 generation.
*dances like a madman in the laboratory here*
Finally! Officially! Oh please, Linus, give us a stable 2.6.33 release!
Thanks AMD/free devs!
Now it just needs power management (which would've been one of my primary concerns since my passively cooled 3870 becomes quite hot wo. PM) and some more ... but hey, I'll soon be able to enjoy KMS. Awesome. (that means goodbye tricky fb console setup, right?)
I hope my userland will be ready for this soon enough.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!
Yeah, 2.6.33 plus Mesa 7.8 is going to rock!
KMS is still not ready in 2.6.33. It's simply too slow and full of graphical glitches (I'm on an RV770). But it's good that it's out of the staging area, as any promising driver should.
IIRC, the main holdup was getting the infrastructure for powersaving ready.
Does this mean that kernel-based powersaving is coming soon?
power saving will likely come in 2.6.34