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Re: AMD Ryzen support for Debian Stretch?




On Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:50:01 +0100, Janis Hamme wrote:

> Now that AMD's Ryzen CPUs have been released, I'm wondering if they'll
> be supported by the upcoming Debian Stretch release. I'm a bit concerned
> as Stretch comes with Kernel 3.9 but Ryzen support was added to 4.10.
> 
> Is Debian known to backport hardware support from newer kernel versions?
> Otherwise a custom or backports kernel would be required from the start.
> Ryzen CPUs could become quite popular during the lifespan of Debian
> Strech. It seems to perform fine for Linux applications so far:
> 
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ryzen-1800x-linux&num=1
> 
> Regards
> Janis

It's a common occurrence (but hard to predict).  Example: the current stable
Debian can use a backported kernel (I'm doing this on my home desktop).