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Author: Antony Stone
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] AMD Ryzen?
On Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 22:02:08, Gregory Nowak wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 06:24:27PM +0100, Antony Stone wrote:
> > Does anyone here have experience of running Devuan on AMD Ryzen CPUs?
> >
> > I'm just planning to get a new PC, and I've generally preferred AMD to
> > Intel, so just wondering whether there's anything I need to look out for
> > with pretty much the latest hardware.
> Yes:
> 1. Upgrade your kernel to 4.10 or later. If you install the kernel
>    from Beowulf-backports, that should be good enough.

That doesn't sound like a problem, since my main purpose here is to "get up to
date" again with a current system, both hardware and software. I leave it too
long between upgrades :)

> 2. There is the linux ryzen crash. Type that into your favorite
>    search engine, and you'll get a whole bunch of info on it. Here's a
>    good page from those results:

> <https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196683>

Wow. Lots of reading there (never mind finding other results too). Thanks for
that, and for the suggestions to deal with this:

> 3. There was a problem with the VME implementation on ryzen, which has
>    since been fixed:

> <http://www.os2museum.com/wp/vme-fixed-on-amd-ryzen/>
> That's all I can think of for now. You might want to check the
> wikipedia ryzen page in case I forgot something.

Thanks for taking the time - gives me plenty to consider :)


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