Linux FreedomA series of patches for the power management of Radeon graphics cards for the Linux 3.11 kernel has been presented.

Alex Deucher, a developer of of AMD, presented in a mailing list dri-devel very large series of patches (165 patches!), Which presumably will be included in the version of the Linux 3.11 kernel (radeon drm-next to the developers terminology).

These patches provide a lot of improvements for working with the family of Radeon GPU in the Linux kernel. Submitted changes affect the graphics card family Radeon, ranging from fairly old family cards HD2000 (R600) to the latest HD7000 chips on the architecture of GCN and have not even released HD8000 (Sea Islands) based on the architecture GCN 2.0. Continue reading