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    Phoronix: Seven Reasons To Already Get Excited For Linux 4.17, Especially For AMD/Radeon Users

    While Linux 4.16 is coming in the next few days, I am already quite excited about the upcoming Linux 4.17 kernel cycle and the changes it will bring...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...For-Linux-4.17

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    It would be nice if you could provide a guide how to do the pstate modifications (Wattman) once you do the tests.

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    • #3
      The only "exciting" feature I am waiting for is stability. The mean time between amdgpu-related system crashes is still well below 1 week for me - and that is without playing any games.

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      • #4
        All good news for sure.
        I purchased a new Lenovo laptop with a AMD A12 APU powered. I chose Lenovo because they are generally Linux friendly. Hopefully it will have good support.

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        • #5
          From github:

          Originally posted by tekcomm
          Vega users will have to run the 4.17 kernel or a 4.15 patched with KFD support. As of march 26 the kfd patches for the Vegas and kfd were accepted into the mainline.
          ROCm - Open Source Platform for HPC and Ultrascale GPU Computing

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          • #6
            So with kernel 4.17 I can now use AMDGPU by default for GCN 1.0 cards? Or do I need to still do modesetting?

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            • #7
              "don't hold your breath on older GPUs not supported by ROCm, but the community can at least still revive Clover."

              ROCm is open source. People can contribute to and extend it as well. In a lot of cases, adding support for an older GPU is just adding PCI IDs.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
                So with kernel 4.17 I can now use AMDGPU by default for GCN 1.0 cards? Or do I need to still do modesetting?
                Only GCN1.1 and higher are supported by DC

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
                  So with kernel 4.17 I can now use AMDGPU by default for GCN 1.0 cards? Or do I need to still do modesetting?
                  I don't think Michael said anything about amdgpu and GCN 1.0 - not aware of any change in defaults.

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                  • #10
                    he quoted "all", so people may have assumed.

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