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  • AMD Has Been Working On An Open-Source GPU Debug Tool, To Be Released Soon

    Phoronix: AMD Has Been Working On An Open-Source GPU Debug Tool, To Be Released Soon

    Yesterday we noted the new open-source AMD GPU debugging tool being developed by a Valve engineer as part of their work on the open-source RADV/RadeonSI/AMDGPU code. It turns out AMD has officially been working on a GPU debugging tool too...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...U-Debug-Coming

  • #2
    cool! new shinies all over the place!

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    • #3
      What happened to "release early, release often"? Instead of three parties working independently on their debugging tools and duplicating work, they could have spent the months they worked in secret on them better by collaborating.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chithanh View Post
        What happened to "release early, release often"? Instead of three parties working independently on their debugging tools and duplicating work, they could have spent the months they worked in secret on them better by collaborating.
        Straight up words of wisdom here. Fo Sho.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chithanh View Post
          What happened to "release early, release often"? Instead of three parties working independently on their debugging tools and duplicating work, they could have spent the months they worked in secret on them better by collaborating.
          You kinda have to write it before you can release it... and it's hard to get release approval in December because a lot of key people are off on vacation.

          Both tools are at very early stages anyways, although umr probably has an extra month of spare-time effort on it (Tom started writing it as a background project for his own use but it turned into something we thought was worth making public).

          We had talked to "the usual suspects" about it unofficially but I think we missed Andres because he moved to Valve around the time we started work on the tool. Until yesterday I thought he knew about it from internal emails.
          Last edited by bridgman; 12 January 2017, 12:14 PM.

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          • #6
            Ah, the dreaded AMD approval process.
            Seriously though, why can't AMD develop such a thing in the open from the beginning?

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            • #7
              It was a personal project that turned out to be sufficiently useful to make public; we are using it with unreleased (and hence non-public) GPUs.
              Last edited by bridgman; 12 January 2017, 02:00 PM.

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              • #8
                Vega can't come soon enough.

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                • #9
                  The good news keep pilling up.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Evil Penguin View Post
                    Vega can't come soon enough.
                    I worry about open source driver support for vega at release time but maybe they have it internally but i still think it will need DC (DAL).

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