More Radeon/AMDGPU Fixes For Linux 4.10 Ahead Of The Merge Window
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 10 December 2016 at 09:35 AM EST. 10 Comments
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With Linux 4.9 expected for release this weekend and the 4.10 merge window to then immediately open, Alex Deucher of AMD sent in an early batch of fixes atop the earlier feature material of AMDGPU/Radeon DRM changes for Linux 4.10.

The AMDGPU DRM driver in Linux 4.10 will introduce a new VM manager and better power management, support for multiple virtual displays, RPM fan information is now exposed, clock/power-gating improvements, and other improvements.

With this Thursday's pull request are fixes for getting the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers better positioned for 4.10. As usual, most of the work is focused on AMDGPU rather than the mature Radeon DRM code.

Some of these changes in this latest pull request include cursor fixes, DPM fixes for some new Southern Islands GPU variants, PowerPlay fixes, and clock/power-gating fixes. This latest pull has 39 changes and touches just about 500 lines of code.
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