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Linux Kernel 4.18

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Ezequiel Garcia
August 13, 2018

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Another two months and a half have passed, Linux Kernel v4.18 has been released, which means it's time to stop along the way and make a little retrospective. This time around, seven Collaborans have contributed to the kernel, authoring 62 commits. Let's take a look at what we've been working on!


  • Daniel Stone continued his cleanup work on the DRM framework, specifically in the amdgpu, radeon and tegra drivers.
  • Gustavo Padovan continued his effort of supporting async-updates in the DRM atomic API. This time, he contributed a commit which adds async-update support for the vc4 driver for Broadcom devices.
  • Emil Velikov fixed a bug in the error path in the msm DRM driver for Snapdragon devices.

Chromebook support:

  • As part of our work to improve Linux support for Chromebook devices, Enric Balletbò worked on improving the support for PWM-powered blacklight devices. Enric also submitted a patchset including cleanups, improvements, and bug fixes for Rockchip DRM driver and PSR support.
  • Ezequiel Garcia contributed a series to improve the defconfig for Rockchip RK3399 platforms.

Here, there and everywhere:

  • Ezequiel Garcia added MMC/SD support on the Creator CI20 board, which is powered by a MIPS JZ4780 SoC.
  • Sebastian Reichel fixed a boot regression on GE Healthcare CARESCAPE™ ONE Monitor, caused by an interrupt storm in Atmel's MXT touch driver.
  • Sebastian Reichel did cleanup work on NXP/Freescale's serial controller imx driver.
  • Sebastian Reichel continued his task of maintaining the power-supply subsystem.
  • Tomeu Vizoso contributed a change to the dwc2 USB driver, fixing an issue in the error path.
  • Ana Guerrero Lopez, who recently joined our team, tested a patch to support realtek's UVC 1.5 device. This is needed to enable the cameras embedded on some laptops, such as some Dell XPS models.

The complete list of Collabora contributions:

Daniel Stone (9):

Emil Velikov (1):

Enric Balletbo i Serra (17):

Ezequiel Garcia (23):

Gustavo Padovan (3):

Sebastian Reichel (7):

Tomeu Vizoso (1):


Enric Balletbo i Serra (1):

Ezequiel Garcia (1):

Sebastian Reichel (8):


Enric Balletbo i Serra (33):

Ezequiel Garcia (3):

Sebastian Reichel (16):



Ana Guerrero Lopez (1):

Sebastian Reichel (1):


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