Nouveau Changes Prepped For Linux 4.11 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Nouveau on 17 February 2017 at 07:10 AM EST. 10 Comments
NOUVEAU --
Ben Skeggs has queued up the planned open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver changes for the imminent Linux 4.11 cycle.

He now has a linux-4.11 Git branch with the Nouveau DRM driver changes expected for this next kernel cycle.

The Linux 4.11 changes for Nouveau aren't as exciting as the big changes found in Linux 4.10 and won't get end-users excited.

But what can be found in this branch includes NVIDIA's work on the Secure Boot refactoring and introducing a new Falcon library for vastly cleaning up its handling and should help in bringing up future hardware support.

There is also a number of low-level code improvements by Ben Skeggs and others. Additionally, the G92 GPU can now change PCI-E link speeds, recovery improvements, and basic power budget parsing support. With supported hardware, some of the power information is now exposed via hwmon.
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