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GPU driver upgrade for old LinuxBSP

Question asked by torus1000 on Feb 16, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2016 by Artur Petukhov

Hi

2 monthes ago, latest BSP(L.3.14.52) was released and some GPU bugs were fixed.

Please see "i.MX Linux® Release Notes".

  * GPU driver upgraded to Vivante v5.0.11p7.4.

  * There were 3 kinds of kernel panic bugs.

 

According to the NOTE** below, driver can be upgraded.

So I want to try upgrading GPU driver (galcore) with old BSP(L3.10.17).

 

Have ever someone tried to backport/applied those GPU patches to old BSP?

  https://github.com/Freescale/kernel-module-imx-gpu-viv

 

Thanks.

p113 of  " i.MX Linux® Reference Manual"

 

13.1.1.3 Source Code Structure

Table below lists GPU driver kernel module source structure:

<Yocto_BuildDir>/linux/drivers/mxc/gpu-viv

 

  Table 13-1. GPU Driver Files

FileDescription
Kconfig Kbuild configKernel configure file and makefile
hal/kernel/archHardware-specific driver code for GC2000, GC880, GC400T, and GC320
hal/kernel/archvgHardware-specific driver code for GC355
hal/kernelKernel mode HAL driver
hal/os/linux/kernelOS layer HAL driver

 

NOTE**

If you replace the whole content in this directory, the GPU

kernel driver can be upgraded.

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