AMDKFD Changes Queued For Linux 4.1 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 25 March 2015 at 09:12 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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Some Radeon DRM changes have already been queued for Linux 4.1 and now the AMDKFD HSA driver has its initial -next pull request for this next version of the Linux kernel.

The Linux 4.1 changes for the AMDKFD Heterogeneous System Architecture driver from AMD aren't too compelling, but most notable is the support for multiple graphics adapters to allow AMDKFD to work with multiple drivers/GPUs, such as for the existing Radeon DRM driver and the yet-to-be-published AMDGPU DRM driver.


Aside from supporting multiple KGD (Kernel Graphics Driver) instances, the other changes are relatively minor. You can see the initial AMDKFD Linux 4.1 changes via the drm-amdkfd-next pull request sent in by Oded Gabbay of AMD for landing into David Airlie's DRM-Next tree ahead of the opening of the 4.1 merge window once Linux 4.0 has been released.

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