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More Radeon DRM Improvements Queued For Linux 3.15

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Published on 04 March 2014 12:06 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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We've already seen some Radeon DRM graphics driver code queued up for merging into the Linux 3.15 kernel in a few weeks time. Arriving this morning were another batch of exciting Radeon changes that will target the Linux 3.15 merge window.

In the first Radeon drm-next batch of changes the big work was on enabling open-source VCE video encode support. In the second drm-next pull for the Radeon driver the changes include better video RAM usage, a rework of the VM page table, support for different UVD clocks, and general clean-ups and improvements.

This second batch of changes for Linux 3.15 deal with less than 2,000 lines of code. The changes were sent in this morning by Christian K├Ânig who is serving as the temporary Radeon DRM maintainer in place of Alex Deucher for the 3.15 release cycle. The changes are outlined in this mailing list post.

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