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    Phoronix: The Massive DRM Pull Request With AMDGPU Navi Support Sent In For Linux 5.3

    At 479,818 lines of new code and just 36,145 lines of code removed while touching nearly two thousand files, the Direct Rendering Manger (DRM) driver updates for Linux 5.3 are huge. But a big portion of that line count is the addition of AMD Radeon RX 5000 "Navi" support and a good portion of that in turn being auto-generated header files. Navi support is ready for the mainline Linux kernel!..

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...RM-Brings-Navi

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    Cool! I'll probably be testing this out soon since I have an RX 5700 xt waiting to be utilized in Linux.

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    • #3
      Regarding ”working towards supporting High Dynamic Range displays”, does it look like there could be out of the box sopport for freesync 2 hdr in some autumn distro releases?

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      • #4
        Navi is really good, for once a nice surprise from AMD.
        Wonder if AMD is willing to switch to ACO since it looks to have a bit better performance although is new.

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        • #5
          It this megre with or without

          AMD Posts 459 Linux Kernel Patches Providing Navi Support - 412k+ Lines Of Code On 17 June 2019
          https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...x-Kernel-Patch

          ?


          15 July 2019 at 07:23 AM EDT

          At 479,818 lines of new code and just 36,145 lines of code removed while touching nearly two thousand files,
          Make me not sure, It is 443 thousands LOC


          especially when
          AMDGPU & RadeonSI Linux Drivers See More Navi Optimizations + Fixes
          on 10 July 2019
          https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...onSI-More-Opts



          Is it too much compared t o another kernel subsystems



          Statistics from the 5.2 kernel — and before


          By Jonathan Corbet
          June 21, 2019

          1,716 developers contributed changes for the 5.2 kernel, 245 of whom made their first contribution during this cycle. Those 1,716 developers removed nearly 490,000 lines of code, which is a lot, but the addition of 596,000 new lines of codemeans that the kernel still grew by 106,000 lines.OK
          https://lwn.net/Articles/791606/
          Last edited by Peter Fodrek; 07-15-2019, 08:41 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Peter Fodrek View Post
            It this megre with or without


            https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...x-Kernel-Patch

            ?




            Make me not sure, It is 443 thousands LOC


            especially when

            https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...onSI-More-Opts
            It includes all the Navi changes plus all the other DRM subsystem work... Hence the higher line count.

            RadeonSI changes meanwhile are in Mesa, not the kernel.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              It's nice to see how Amd is working well with Linux, let's hope it's an example.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael View Post

                It includes all the Navi changes plus all the other DRM subsystem work... Hence the higher line count.
                thank you

                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                RadeonSI changes meanwhile are in Mesa, not the kernel

                I know it but there were additional AMDGPU changes as I can see that article as of title
                AMDGPU & RadeonSI Linux Drivers See More Navi Optimizations + Fixes

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                • #9
                  Nice to see all the ARM improvements. Everything that makes an out-of-the-box installation easier on ARM is a huge plus.

                  Originally posted by Charlie68 View Post
                  It's nice to see how Amd is working well with Linux, let's hope it's an example.
                  I would argue Intel made for a better example long before AMD. This is coming from someone with 3x all-AMD PCs, so I'm not shilling here.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                    Nice to see all the ARM improvements. Everything that makes an out-of-the-box installation easier on ARM is a huge plus.


                    I would argue Intel made for a better example long before AMD. This is coming from someone with 3x all-AMD PCs, so I'm not shilling here.
                    I didn't mention Intel because at that moment I was thinking more about gpu (video cards), since I will have to contract one. However, I think this is the right path and Intel and Amd are right to use it.

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