More Intel DRM Improvements Aimed For Linux 3.17
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 18 July 2014 at 12:53 PM EDT. 2 Comments
With the Linux 3.16 kernel just being a few weeks away from its debut, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has out another batch of changes being queued up for drm-next to enter with Linux 3.17.

Intel already has offered various DRM changes for Linux 3.17 in multiple batches while today Intel's Daniel Vetter has shared the latest set of changes.

Highlights of this latest pull request to drm-next for the Intel Linux graphics driver include:

- Frame-buffer compression (FBC) improvements when stolen memory is tight.

- Cdclk handling improvements for Cherry View and Valley View (Bay Trail) hardware.

- Intel Broadwell "Gen8" hardware semaphore support.

- Continued execlist prep work.

- Locking fixes for primary planes.

- Code rework for supporting run-time power-management for DPMS signaling on Haswell and Broadwell, but the code isn't yet enabled due to some fixes that aren't yet ready for merging.

- Continued GPU Boost tuning work.

- Various bug-fixes.

More details on these latest Intel DRM changes for Linux 3.17 can be found via the DRI development list.

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