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    Phoronix: AMD Sends In 2nd Round Of AMDGPU Radeon Driver Updates For Linux 5.3 - No Navi Yet

    After sending in an initial batch of AMDGPU DRM driver changes last week to DRM-Next for queuing until the Linux 5.3 merge window next month, a second batch of feature updates were sent in today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...xt-Linux-5.3-2

  • #2
    When will AMD make mobile APU(s) with hardware GPU virtualization? It would be damn good for Qubes OS on business laptops.

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    • #3
      What's the story with bulk moves after all? That ended up being a hard to fix issue?

      https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...dgpu_vm.c#n606

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      • #4
        The only "big change" I have been waiting for the last 2 years was a driver not crashing. Alas, that did not materialize.

        A colleague of mine who had previously claimed his RX480 was running fine with amdgpu just recently joined the club of the disillusioned when he upgraded to a new major Ubuntu release, now coming with a kernel that uses amdgpu.dc=1 by default. Now his previously stable system is just as unstable as mine.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dwagner View Post
          The only "big change" I have been waiting for the last 2 years was a driver not crashing. Alas, that did not materialize.

          A colleague of mine who had previously claimed his RX480 was running fine with amdgpu just recently joined the club of the disillusioned when he upgraded to a new major Ubuntu release, now coming with a kernel that uses amdgpu.dc=1 by default. Now his previously stable system is just as unstable as mine.
          This is why I really don't care about instant Navi drivers. I'd rather wait for stable drivers or at least to shake out the glaring bugs.

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          • #6
            I think Navi is so secret that AMD is unable to release any RDNA code until AMD Next Horizon Gaming at E3

            June 10, 2019 3PM PDT
            The Novo | Los Angeles


            https://www.amd.com/en/events/e3

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dwagner View Post
              The only "big change" I have been waiting for the last 2 years was a driver not crashing. Alas, that did not materialize.

              A colleague of mine who had previously claimed his RX480 was running fine with amdgpu just recently joined the club of the disillusioned when he upgraded to a new major Ubuntu release, now coming with a kernel that uses amdgpu.dc=1 by default. Now his previously stable system is just as unstable as mine.
              interesting, last time i had driver issues with AMD was when catalyst was still de facto mandatory, my rx580 worked flawless without and with DC. Maybe Ubuntu-Specific?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dwagner View Post
                The only "big change" I have been waiting for the last 2 years was a driver not crashing. Alas, that did not materialize.

                A colleague of mine who had previously claimed his RX480 was running fine with amdgpu just recently joined the club of the disillusioned when he upgraded to a new major Ubuntu release, now coming with a kernel that uses amdgpu.dc=1 by default. Now his previously stable system is just as unstable as mine.
                I can't tell for sure, but if I were to bet on it, I'd bet this is a Ubuntu problem, not a AMDGPU one. I've been using a RX580 for quite a while now, and it always worked flawlessy on Debian with different kernels, some of which were vanilla kernels I compiled myself, like the current 5.2rc1 I'm using just now.

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                • #9
                  Assuming RDNA is strongly based on GCN, it's not like these updates aren't going to affect Navi.
                  Haha also, Phoronix has often been one of the leading sources to leak GPU information thanks to open source drivers. AMD may have caught on about this and told the devs to keep Navi out.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                    Assuming RDNA is strongly based on GCN, it's not like these updates aren't going to affect Navi.
                    Haha also, Phoronix has often been one of the leading sources to leak GPU information thanks to open source drivers. AMD may have caught on about this and told the devs to keep Navi out.
                    This assumption smacks squarely in the face of Su who said it's a new architecture from the ground up. Rumors get old real fast. That one has spread for weeks on end and even resurfaces now after she was adamant that it's a new architecture.

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