[Mesa-dev] Error: unsupported relocations

James Harvey jamespharvey20 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 10:23:25 UTC 2019

On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 11:24 PM Marek Olšák <maraeo at gmail.com> wrote:
> clover is not supported by AMD officially, because AMD has its own OpenCL driver called ROCm.
> Marek

ROCm isn't a viable option for many.  Official support only goes back
to Fiji .  Running without PCIe atomics support only applies to Vega,
so what about everyone else?

To some extent, it would be fine to just say old cards aren't
supported.  But, there's a critical difference here.  Customers
purchased your old cards and things worked using non-ROCm, and now
they don't.

With AMD having $6.5 billion (USD) in annual revenue, and now turning
a profit, can't it spare a little bit of time to assist ensuring that
AMD's customers can use its video cards the way they'd like, without
absolutely hating the product?  I'm not even talking about best
performance, I'm just talking about being able to use the darn thing,
whether it be in mesa, or amdgpu.  I think many of your linux
customers are using AMD because it's the lesser of two current evils.
IMO, AMD should see Intel coming towards the discrete GPU market and
start rethinking its behavior.

I didn't use ROCm in the past, because it used to require a Xeon E5 be
v3 or newer, and I have v1.  I see now there's a way to run Vega 10
chips to run without PCIe atomics support, so I'll give it another

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