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  • Linux 5.5 Lands Fix For Booting New AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors Without MCE Hang

    Phoronix: Linux 5.5 Lands Fix For Booting New AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors Without MCE Hang

    The AMD machine check exception (MCE) code fix for Linux has landed ahead of this weekend's anticipated 5.5-rc3 release. This AMD MCE fix allows for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3900 series processors introduced last month to boot the Linux kernel without hangs or other workarounds...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...00-MCE-5.5-Fix

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    Nice, thanks for the fix AMD.

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    • #3
      It's as if no one at AMD even tried booting the thing under Linux. I mean, that's just weird - sends a bad message for Linux users (perhaps undeservingly so, but there you go...)

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      • #4
        Say what you will about Intel's 14nm++++^10 cpu's, but at least they QA and patch them before release. It's almost like AMD thinks high performance compute runs on Windows. Fucking stupid asses need to rebuild their German/US QA software team. This horse shit can not continue.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by clavko View Post
          It's as if no one at AMD even tried booting the thing under Linux. I mean, that's just weird - sends a bad message for Linux users (perhaps undeservingly so, but there you go...)
          Newer hardware in general tends to struggle with linux to be fair.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Duff~ View Post

            Newer hardware in general tends to struggle with linux to be fair.
            Does not make it ok. Especially if you want to be taken seriously. Intel has their problems, but this is not one of them.

            Room for improvement, low-hanging fruit, not delivering half-assed job, not doing unnecessary damage to image, yada, yada, yada.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lu_tze View Post

              Does not make it ok. Especially if you want to be taken seriously. Intel has their problems, but this is not one of them.

              Room for improvement, low-hanging fruit, not delivering half-assed job, not doing unnecessary damage to image, yada, yada, yada.
              Agreed 100%. I'm really hoping that the money AMD is making on Epyc gets invested into improving their software and Q&A, because right now they're really struggling in those areas. It'll probably be a couple years before it can get turned around, unfortunately, even if they started now.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ThoreauHD View Post
                Say what you will about Intel's 14nm++++^10 cpu's, but at least they QA and patch them before release. It's almost like AMD thinks high performance compute runs on Windows. Fucking stupid asses need to rebuild their German/US QA software team. This horse shit can not continue.
                Then again, Intel tends to spend the next few years after that release patching all the security holes as well. There's always a trade-off.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ThoreauHD View Post
                  Say what you will about Intel's 14nm++++^10 cpu's, but at least they QA and patch them before release. It's almost like AMD thinks high performance compute runs on Windows. Fucking stupid asses need to rebuild their German/US QA software team. This horse shit can not continue.
                  Well this horse shit has been going on for years. Unfortunately, everyone's on the Ryzen hype train, and no one's stopping to look at actual software support.

                  AMD doesn't care about *nix support, and that's going to bite them in the ass.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post

                    Agreed 100%. I'm really hoping that the money AMD is making on Epyc gets invested into improving their software and Q&A, because right now they're really struggling in those areas. It'll probably be a couple years before it can get turned around, unfortunately, even if they started now.
                    IMO they got better. There has to be some limitations because this happens for most Wireless firmware. It's common. Of course. Intel got ready. But it seem they have bigger problems. Like security and performance issues. AMD firmware for example gets better,stable. Intel flaws will be there forever.

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