multi-card/gpu - can we fix it?


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non-traditional multi-card scenarios are appearing in hardware and we need to better place kernel/ to deal with these


There is a lot of movement in the GPU world to hybrid GPU models, although some developers say this is a workaround for a hw problem, the hw exists and Linux needs to be able to take advantage of it. Current GPU switching systems include AMD’s PowerXpress and NVidia’s Optimus solutions. Also multi-gpu rendering systems like SLI and Crossfire are not currently supported by open-source developers.


  • David Airlie

    Red Hat


    Maintainer of kernel graphics subsystem, formerly known as direct rendering manager.

    Red Hat co-maintainer, covering Fedora and RHEL.

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