This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://level1techs.com/video/radeon-5700-xt-vfio-reset-bug-fixed
is there any chance of this patch being included in a future mainline kernel? 5.4 maybe?
Not if AMD fixes it in firmware. Strong rumor they get it now and are looking into it proper.
Some of us, haven’t looked up which cards are what etc, but I did that now. Using the chipset isn’t really going to help the plebs in the community, like me.
So NAVI is the new successor to the VEGA series which is Vega 56, Vega 64, Vega 20 (Radeon VII) and the New NAVI(CHIP CODENAME) aka RX 5000 series is the 5500, 5500 XT, 5600, 5600 XT, 5700, 5700 XT graphics cards.
So is it all Navi Cards fixed or just the one in the title?
It’s NOT actually fixed. What gnif did is write a patch as a workaround to the bug. I’m doubtful this patch (quirk) will be included in the mainline kernel (at least I haven’t read anything about it).
This is great news for people who already own such a card. But unfortunately it can mislead people who are about to purchase a graphics card who then find themselves manually patching and compiling the kernel (and each kernel update too). This is obviously not a permanent solution.
Announcing the Radeon 5700 XT as fixed also helps to let AMD - the company that introduced this bug long ago and didn’t bother to fix it - off the hook. It’s enough to have Nvidia trying to circumvent the use of GeForce cards in virtual environments.
Wrong topic, lol