ROCm Diasppointment

Discussion created by saduser on Nov 1, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 5, 2017 by saduser

Well, like my username i just created this account and post because i'm very sad with this plataform (ROCm), i really wanted use it.


My Problem : driver support, YOU (ROCm developers) JUST support newer cards(I have a Polaris11) in your personal kernel tree (that one you talk about in ROCm website's install instrucctions), Are so deep the changes, that you can't submit a patch ?.


In general the introduction to this plataform is very vague and obscure, if you don't use Fedora or Ubuntu, you are out of luck, the instruccions for clean installation from source don't exist or if exist (i used several days digging out your ROCm website) i could'n find it, just references to several repos where you must keep reading and reading until you could figure out something.


I really wanted to exploit the HSA capabilities in my graphics card, I like and support your products, but the motto of "HSA for every one" isn't true, the software stack for HSA requires a lot of changes to your base system. I thougth just was install a few plugins not at new kernel.


Before hand, i'm sorry, i just need to let go out the disappointment with ROCm after a lot of time used on learn it and find that can't use it.


I expect you soon submit your kernel changes to mainline, until then i must just use my graphics card for watch movies and play games.