Michel Dänzer, the maintainer of the open-source X.Org graphics drivers for ATI/AMD Radeon GPUs supported by the amdgpu and radeon kernel drivers, announced the release of xf86-video-amdgpu 1.4.0 and xf86-video-ati 7.10.0.
xf86-video-amdgpu 1.4.0 and xf86-video-ati 7.10.0 ship with the same set of enhancements and are designed to work with X.Org Server version 1.13 to 1.19 on any supported GNU/Linux distribution. The new releases improve performance of clients, including composite managers that use DRI page flipping even when the “TearFree” option is enabled for any CRTC, and make sure CRTCs that don’t have TearFree support won’t suffer from tearing.
Both drivers are now capable of preventing certain DRM master processes from accessing buffers that have been created by the respective driver when switching away to a different VT (Virtual Terminal). This improvement alone might be useful especially when the DRM master processes come from other local users.
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