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DRM update committed

Contributed by Paul 'WEiRD' de Weerd on from the faster pixels dept.

Jonathan Gray (jsg@) has just committed an update to the DRM code to the tree. This update brings support for newer AMD and Intel graphics parts.

Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2020 22:48:16 -0600 (MDT)
From: Jonathan Gray <>
Subject: CVS: src

CVSROOT:        /cvs
Module name:    src
Changes by:     2020/06/07 22:48:16

Modified files:
        sys/arch/amd64/conf: Makefile.amd64
        sys/arch/arm64/conf: Makefile.arm64
        sys/arch/i386/conf: Makefile.i386

Log message:
update drm to linux 5.7

adds kernel support for
amdgpu:         vega20, raven2, renoir, navi10, navi14
inteldrm:       icelake, tigerlake

Thanks to the OpenBSD Foundation for sponsoring this work, kettenis@ for
helping, patrick@ for helping adapt rockchip drm and many developers for

As is clear from Jonathan's commit message, this work was sponsored by the OpenBSD Foundation - it shows how your financial support of the foundation can directly improve (in this case) hardware support. Many thanks to Jonathan for working on this.

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Sebastian Rother (rother) on

    It would be great if you might take the Time for a small Interview where he might explains the Problems, Beneftis or other Circumstances.

    Just pointing to a CVS-Commit seams not worth an Article on Undeadly. :(

    It also would be kind if the OpenBSD-Foundation might sponsor more Projects. OpenBSD needs better WiFi-Stack (best thing we got is 54g, no WPA3..), Hammer2-FS (or FFS2 Enhancements) would be desireable, Bluetooth/NFC would be nice or if you say "It is mainly used as firewall" -> Better SMP and FW to improve this..

    Serval things would be importent too since OpenBSD does not support OpenCL the usage of "modern GPUs" is pretty limited.

    And no: I can not programm any of the Requested things but maybe the Foundation can support Students (Google Summer of Code) or hire 1-2 Programmers for a year to implement such things?

    1. By Carson Chittom (carsonc) on

      If you truly want these things to happen and can't do them yourself, take action by what you can do: donate (more) to the OpenBSD Foundation.

    2. By Adam P (adamrt) on

      I’m pretty sure they are aware of these already.

      Are you contributing money, writing questions and offering to do the interview, or contributing in any way to facilitate any of your requests?

      Your response to a post about tons of work and money being spent on something that helps tons of people, for a free project is to complain that it’s not enough.

      Get some perspective.

  2. By Emiel Kollof (ekollof) on

    I tested this with a Radeon RX 5600 XT (navi10), KMS works in the openbsd snapshot, but alas, Xenocara isn't up to speed yet since it complains about having to be compiled with llvm9.

    Still, great work!


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