Chromium Now Supports GPU Sandboxing With Radeon Graphics On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 8 September 2017 at 01:58 PM EDT. 47 Comments
Chrome/Chromium supports GPU sandboxing for security purposes and now it will work fine with the AMD graphics on Linux.

As explained in this Git commit that was just merged minutes ago, "Default sandboxing fails for AMD platform as the GPU process spawns multiple threads. So GPU sandboxing needs to be started early. And all dependent libraries need to be preloaded."

In digging through the code changes, this AMD platform GPU sandboxing is indeed for Linux (and Chrome OS) and explicitly for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver stack.

This is perhaps further indication of an AMD-powered Chromebook on the way... Hopefully it will be an AMD Raven Ridge (Zen+Vega) Chromebook coming and in the not too distant future.
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