Radeon ROCm 4.5.2 Adds Kernel Driver Installer Support, Various Fixes
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 13 December 2021 at 02:45 PM EST. 6 Comments
RADEON --
A minor update to AMD's Radeon Open eCosystem "ROCm" software is out today for open-source GPU computing.

Radeon ROCm 4.5 was introduced at the start of November and while we are awaiting the next major release perhaps where the RDNA/RDNA2 support will be ironed out, ROCm 4.5.2 was released as a pre-Christmas end-of-year update.

ROCM 4.5.2 adds support for installing their kernel mode driver (AMDGPU/AMDKFD) as part of the ROCm installer method. ROCm-specific use-cases now supported by the installer include for the OpenCL runtime, HIP runtimes, ROCm libraries and applications, ROCm Compiler and device libraries, ROCr run-time and thunk, and just the kernel mode driver.

ROCm 4.5.2 also has fixed up its roc-obj-ls tool for listing ROCm objects. See the ROCm documentation for details on the improvements there. Also squeezing into ROCm 4.5.2 is a fix for ROCProfiler crashing when certain options were passed to the profiler when profiling OpenMP applications.

Downloads and more details on ROCm 4.5.2 via GitHub.
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