AMDgpu (Linux kernel module)
|Initial release||1.0 / 20 April 2015|
18.104.22.168.40 / 17 September 2021
As of 2022, AMD Kernel Fusion Driver (KFD) is now integrated in this one kernel module. AMD KFD development at AMD is part of ROCm, under the ROCk project.
AMDgpu has been fully upstreamed and new developments continue to do so.
As AMDgpu is part of the monolithic Linux kernel, it is shipped by most Linux distributions directly. The package suite / install script amdgpu-pro, distributed by AMD directly from AMD Radeon Software, ships an AMDgpu kernel module somewhat reliably more up-to-date compared to that of kernels shipped in regular operating system distributions.
The development of the kernel module happens between AMD and the Linux maintainers, discussions happen on the freedesktop.org mailing lists - freedesktop being home to major Linux graphics projects such as Mesa, libdrm, Xorg, Wayland.
- Radeon — AMD's main GPU brand
- AMD Radeon Software — AMD's default software distribution channel
- Free and open-source graphics device driver
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