[Mesa-dev] Error: unsupported relocations

Jan Vesely jan.vesely at rutgers.edu
Sun Jun 2 02:56:16 UTC 2019


On Sat, 2019-06-01 at 18:21 -0400, James Harvey wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 6:19 PM James Harvey <jamespharvey20 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 7:52 PM james harvey <jamespharvey20 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Commit 9baacf3f is: "radeonsi: Refuse to accept code with unhandled
> > > relocations".
> > > 
> > > This has broken ImageMagick for many people using AMD graphics cards.
> > > See https://github.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick/issues/1366
> > > 
> > > ImageMagick responded: "It looks like this error message is created by
> > > the mesa driver. I have no idea what causes this message and if there
> > > is anything what we could do to prevent this from happening."
> > > 
> > > And, hasn't responded back for requests for what additional
> > > information I could tell mesa.
> > > 
> > > I see the mesa commit is to prevent GPU hangs, so I'm all for the commit.
> > > 
> > > I'm just asking what would need to be done by who to get ImageMagick
> > > working again, using opencl-mesa.  Using opencl-amd has been a
> > > workaround for some people.  Not sure if this is something mesa just
> > > hasn't implemented that opencl-amd has, or if it's something
> > > ImageMagick needs to do differently.
> > 
> > Ping?  Mesa + ImageMagick convert is broken, affecting lots of people,
> > but neither project is saying anything.
> Sorry all, please reply to this post rather than the last.  Copy-paste
> failure of email addresses of people listed in mesa patch, fixed.

sorry I missed the previous email. The issues has been discussed at

tldr; the referenced mesa commit prevents GPU hangs/crashes caused by
changes in LLVM.

longer story:
AMDGPU llvm backend used to inline all function calls until llvm-6.
llvm-6+ uses functions calls and issues relocations for each function
invocation. unhandled relocations lead to GPU hangs/crashes.
either clover/mesa needs to handle relocations, or LLVM needs to stop
using relocations for internal symbols (they are not needed).

I've neither time, nor energy, nor access to hw, to fix things up
every time AMD changes break something in clover, and nobody else has
stepped up.
moreover, mesa made it clear that volunteer contributions and needs
are inferior to corporate stakeholders (not even worth CI cycles).
thus, clover on amd gpus is in damage mitigation mode; errors are
better than crashes, crashes are better than hangs.

Chances are that clover over NIR will work before the current issues
are fixed.


[0] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105113

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Jan Vesely <jan.vesely at rutgers.edu>
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