Better Radeon DRM Code Documentation Comes
Phoronix: Better Radeon DRM Code Documentation Comes
For any independent developers that have been wanting to explore ways to contribute to the open-source Radeon driver but have been intimidated by the lack of documentation within the code, the situation is beginning to improve...
Not worth to be mentioned!
What? AMD is dropping some breadcrumbs into the community and now they are supposed "supporting"? That makes me laugh! This left wing arrogant typus Torvalds unleashed his filthy mouth on nVidia (and by the way, nVidia's response to that crap was more than sufficient!), but nVidia provides something useful and useable - me as a FreeBSD user this is a great advantage. AMD deceived once the OpenSource community a couple of years ago when they "promised" with the introduction of the HD4000 series available documentation for FOSS driver to provide amongst 3D support also OpenCL. The documentation vanished as fast as it occured or was useless. This isn't only a hindering in the development of free open source video drivers (which should also be used for the GPGPU/HPC purpose), it is simply a foul game.
We have a bunch of HD48XX and HD46XX and HD47XX cards used with FreeBSD. None of them worked properly with the opensource drivers, no matter what I used. The problem was FreeBSD AND AMD-driver specific, but even after two years they weren't capable of fixing this. Since this desaster, we decided not to trust any statements of AMD and watch for facts. Since then, we (especially I) equipt/order nVidia-only hardware. That is amongst TESLA cards even nVidia consumer graphics cards.