VIA Rolls Out Chrome 9 DRM, Pushes For Kernel
Phoronix: VIA Rolls Out Chrome 9 DRM, Pushes For Kernel
It has been a while since we last had any major to report on VIA with their open-source efforts, but this morning they have finally published DRM code that supports their Chrome 9 IGP hardware. The announcement regarding this new Chrome 9 DRM was made on the dri-devel list and was made up of three patches.This new Direct Rendering Manager code from VIA amounts to about 5,000 lines of C code and about 1,500 lines of code for the header files...
It will most likely be in for 2.6.32, Linus already expressed the intent of making 2.6.31 stabilize soon: http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/7/4/76
There's no way it could make it into 2.6.31, Linus would kill you, only in rc1/merge window and sometimes if there are exception it could be merged with rc2.
Originally Posted by mendieta