If you recall the fact that this is a collaborative efforts of a distributed team of volunteers (although a big part of them backed by companies), it is simply amazing to look at the size and complexity of what came of this project.
- Linux is built by developers, it is not built on top of personality traits.
- Developers must have a minimum of ego to be able to believe in the possibility of creating working code.
- The priorities have been good enough to make Linux a very successful project.
"is not built on top of personality traits" is parsing the complaint too literally. It's unquestionable that the personality traits of those in charge turn many people off from wanting to contribute.
Finally, the fact of success is very weak evidence that any particular personality trait involved was necessary to that success. It's a fallacy of the successful to believe that their path was the only one that could be successful, but at least they have reasons for believing that to be true. It's silly for observers to fall into the same trap of false logic.
But I will say that a lot of the people complaining about it have absolutely zero experience developing at even a fraction the scale Linux works at. Thousands of large contributions from hundreds of developers every release. Keeping a handle on that demands a strict submission framework.
But sure, everybody and their mother has a go at Linus because after two decades hammering out these rules, he loses his shit when developers and companies submit crap that ignores the basic minimum requirements for submission. I don't think you can say that his curt approach has done more harm than good. I'm sure it does both, to different audiences.
The © in the quote is a nice touch.
(Dell XPS 15 9560, Cinnamon 18.2)
You probably meant to say "Ukuu on Ubuntu". I'd be disturbed if my desktop were involved in kernel space.
I am using an AMD APU A8-7600 with X11 and XFCE desktop. Am also using KMS for booting. Only very sometimes I paly a game. I do watch a lot of videos.
Any gotchas? Is it usable yet? And I am not misunderstanding things, right? :)
(Haven't tested OpenCL, multi-monitor and HDMI audio, though.)
So IMO, if your GPU is supported by the AMDGPU driver, by all means give it a try.
Do you get playable frame rates? Cities: Skylines pretty quickly falls to 20-30 fps even with a recent Nvidia card with closed Windows drivers, wondering how is the experience with AMDGPU.
KMS should be supported out of the box with amdgpu.
How many other OSs are there in active development that have this feature?
> Heterogeneous Memory Management for future GPUs
Check your BIOS settings.
If that doesn't help file a bug with your distro (more likely to be the problem) or consider informing someone working on the USB subsystem of a regression if it's truly a kernel problem.
What's the best place to file a bug?