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    Phoronix: Valve Developer Posts New AMD GPU Debugging Tool, Part Of Improving Linux Driver

    Another Valve developer has begun contributing to the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver stack. Besides posting some RADV Vulkan patches last week, today he's announced a new GPU debugging tool he's been working on for AMD's driver/hardware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-GPU-Tool-RADV

  • #2
    Originally posted by Phoronix
    This tool simply called "gputool" so far just supports reading and decoding registers
    I wonder whether this tool and marcan's Radeon RAI tools can benefit from each other.

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    • #3
      I'm glad to see that AMD's push for open source is paying off! With all this support from the community, I wouldn't be surprised if AMD drivers caught up or surpassed NVIDIA by the year's end.

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      • #4
        Cool! So maybe I can find out why TF2 is still crashing on Linux...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kamild1996 View Post
          Cool! So maybe I can find out why TF2 is still crashing on Linux...
          Are you running Mesa 13.0.3 or Mesa-git? If not, there was a very recent fix for a texture streaming issue. I used to not be able to finish a single game, but now I can play for hours flawlessly.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Xicronic View Post

            Are you running Mesa 13.0.3 or Mesa-git? If not, there was a very recent fix for a texture streaming issue. I used to not be able to finish a single game, but now I can play for hours flawlessly.
            Do you mean that Mesa bug that was unfixed for x years and finally got fixed? If so, then yeah, I updated to the latest version of Mesa from git and it sadly didn't fix the problem.

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            • #7
              Considering things, this is an awesome development. Very excited that it is happening!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Xicronic View Post
                I'm glad to see that AMD's push for open source is paying off! With all this support from the community, I wouldn't be surprised if AMD drivers caught up or surpassed NVIDIA by the year's end.

                When I think about everything going on the last year in MESA with AMD I can't help but think of this scene from Star Trek

                I certainly think that if development in 2017 looks anything like 2016 their 2017 GPU will rek on Linux as the RX 480 already gives a very clean 1080p experience.

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                • #9
                  When i think of ATi/AMD i think of someone who needs help and not just one time - they need it constantly
                  Last edited by dungeon; 01-12-2017, 12:11 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kamild1996 View Post

                    Do you mean that Mesa bug that was unfixed for x years and finally got fixed? If so, then yeah, I updated to the latest version of Mesa from git and it sadly didn't fix the problem.
                    Just to make absolutely sure: You did update the 32-bit binaries from Git, right?

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