Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q4.1 for Linux Release Notes

Article Number: RN-RADEONPRO-ENT-LINUX-17.Q4.1

Last Updated: December 14, 2017

This article provides information on the latest version of the AMDGPU-Pro Driver for Linux®.

The AMDGPU-Pro Driver can be downloaded from the following links*:

Installing the AMDGPU-Pro Driver

For detailed instructions on how to Install or Uninstall the AMDGPU-Pro Driver, please refer to the following KB articles, according to the operating system of choice:

To use Vulkan driver in this stack, Vulkan SDK Version 1.0.51.0 needs to be installed. The SDK can be downloaded from: https://vulkan.lunarg.com/sdk/home

AMDGPU-PRO Driver (base driver 17.40) Highlights

Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q4.1 for Linux introduces Large Page Support for Blockchain Compute Workloads.

Fixed Issues

    • Signal 11 may be observed while running Benchmark.
    • Stability issues with Indigo Bench on second scene render.
    • Unexpected behavior with Blender™ rendering.
    • Failures are intermittently observed with Radeon™ ProRender > V266.
    • Hot plugging secondary Display wont light up with Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 on Ubuntu® 16.04.3.

Known Issues

    • Upgrades to RHEL/CentOS 7.4 won't be supported in this release – the recommended best practice is to hold off distribution upgrades until a supported version of AMDGPU-Pro is released.
    • Corruption is observed while resizing terminal window in Ubuntu® 16.04.3
    • Fatal Error occurred while performing Workbench Storyboard Graphics on Ansys 18.1

Enabling Large Page Support

The syntax of this module parameter is amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=X, where the actual fragment size is 4KB * 2^X. The default is X=4, which means 64KB. To get 2MB fragments, set X=9.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • Edit /etc/default/grub as root and modify GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in order to add "amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9" (without the quotes). The line may look something like this after the change:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9"
  • Update grub and reboot as root:
    update-grub;reboot
RHEL
  • Edit /etc/default/grub as root and modify GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX in order to add "amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9" (without the quotes). The line may look something like this after the change:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="crashkernel=auto rd.lvm.lv=rhel/root rd.lvm.lv=rhel/swap amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9"

  • Update grub and reboot as root – to do that, find grub.cfg in your system, e.g.
    On UEFI-based machines: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/redhat/grub.cfg;
    On BIOS-based machines: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg;
    reboot

CentOS
  • Edit /etc/default/grub as root and modify GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX in order to add "amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9" (without the quotes). The line may look something like this after the change:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="crashkernel=auto rd.lvm.lv=cl/root rd.lvm.lv=cl/swap rhgb quiet amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9"
  • Update grub and reboot as root – to do that, find grub.cfg in your system, e.g.
    On UEFI-based machines: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/centos/grub.cfg;
    On BIOS-based machines: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg;
    reboot

 

Product Compatibility

The AMDGPU-Pro Driver is compatible with the following AMD graphics products:

AMD FirePro™ and Radeon Product Family Compatibility

Radeon™ Pro WX series
Radeon™ Pro WX 9100
Radeon™ Pro WX 7100
Radeon™ Pro WX 5100
Radeon™ Pro WX 4100
Radeon™ Pro WX 3100
Radeon™ Pro WX 2100

Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition

Radeon™ Pro Duo
("Polaris" & "Fiji")

AMD FirePro™ W series
AMD FirePro™ W9100
AMD FirePro™ W8100
AMD FirePro™ W7100
AMD FirePro™ W5100
AMD FirePro™ W4300
AMD FirePro™ W4100
AMD FirePro™ W2100
AMD FirePro™ W600

AMD FirePro™ S series
AMD FirePro™ S7150x2
AMD FirePro™ S7150
AMD FirePro™ S7100X
AMD FirePro™ S7000
AMD FirePro™ S9000
AMD FirePro™ S9050
AMD FirePro™ S9100
AMD FirePro™ S9150
AMD FirePro™ S9170
AMD FirePro™ S9300x2
AMD FirePro™ S10000

 

Packaged Driver Contents

    • AMDGPU-Pro Driver 17.40
    • ROCm Platform 1.6 in supported distributions

Compatible Operating Systems

    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.3 (64-bit version)
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.9 (64-bit version)
    • CentOS 7.3 (64-bit version)
    • CentOS 6.9 (64-bit version)
    • Ubuntu® 16.04.3 (64-bit version)
    • SLED/SLES 12 SP2 (64-bit version)

Base Feature Support

    • Supported APIs:
      • OpenGL 4.5 and GLX 1.4
      • OpenCL™1.2
      • Vulkan™ 1.0
      • VDPAU/VAAPI
    • Basic display features
    • Basic power management features
      • Note: AMD does not perform QA validation for S4 (hibernation) function as it is highly platform dependent.
    • KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) and ADF (Atomic Display Framework) support
    • GPL compliant kernel module
    • AMD FirePro™ Features (EDID Management and 30-bit color)
    • Radeon FreeSync™ support (Please refer to this FAQ for more information)
    • DirectGMA for OpenGL
    • Install script and native packages for all supported operating systems

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