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[News] Plans for Linux 2.6.32 Outlined

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New, Updated Drivers Coming To Linux 2.6.32

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| Over three dozen Linux staging drivers are mentioned, but there's a few 
| interesting comments in particular. For instance, Google's Android drivers 
| may end up being dropped from the staging tree within the Linux 2.6.32 
| cycle. While Android uses Linux and Google is quite friendly with Linux 
| and different open-source projects, the developers working on the upstream 
| Android drivers aren't caring whether or not this code enters the mainline 
| kernel. Instead these developers are just concerning themselves with 
| running the drivers on the Linux 2.6.29 kernel they currently are using. 
| If this continues to occur, the Android drivers will disappear from the 
| staging tree. In a similar situation, Microsoft's Hyper-V drivers may end 
| up getting dropped in the Linux 2.6.33 release. 


The Next Round

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| The latest version of Linux offers a whole host of new features â for 
| example a USB 3.0 infrastructure, drivers for the Sound Blaster X-Fi, 
| KMS support for Radeon chips and improved versions of Btrfs and Ext4. 
| As is traditional with new Linux versions in the main development 
| branch, however, this is only the tip of the iceberg.



Linux 2.6.32 To Get R600 KMS Along With 3D

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| Additionally, this code provides firmware loading support for the
| r128/mga/radeon + Radeon KMS drivers, the latest Intel drm-next code, Radeon
| R100/200 KMS command stream checking, Radeon KMS TV-Out support, merged FB
| handling for all KMS drivers, and DMT timings + better HDMI EDID decoding.


KMS Page-Flipping Ioctl Ready For Linux 2.6.32

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| Kristian HÃgsberg has announced that the work he and Jesse Barnes, Jakob
| Bornecrantz, and Chris Wilson have been working on for the past few months is
| now ready for prime-time action. This work is the mode-setting page-flip
| ioctl for the kernel DRM. What this work basically leads to is tear-free
| updating of the screen with low-latency page-flipping.

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