Is AMD supported for building or contributing to Chromium?

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Yashwanth Ratha Krishnan

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May 31, 2024, 4:27:27 PMMay 31
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Hello there!
I'm a beginner who wants to contribute to Chromium project, while I'm going through the documentation I have noticed that it requires `Intel Machine` to build Chromium.

My question is, can I contribute to Chromium project with my AMD processor?

System Specifications:-
  • Processor : AMD 4800H 
  • RAM : 8GB-DDR4 3200Mhz
  • Storage : 512 GB SSD

Mark Mentovai

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May 31, 2024, 4:35:16 PMMay 31
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Yashwanth Ratha Krishnan wrote:
Hello there!
I'm a beginner who wants to contribute to Chromium project, while I'm going through the documentation I have noticed that it requires `Intel Machine` to build Chromium.

My question is, can I contribute to Chromium project with my AMD processor?

Yes. You should read the dev instructions as meaning x86, and not requiring Intel-manufactured silicon. And we should update the dev instructions to make this point clear by stating x86_64 instead of Intel.

System Specifications:-
  • Processor : AMD 4800H 
  • RAM : 8GB-DDR4 3200Mhz
  • Storage : 512 GB SSD

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Dave Tapuska

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May 31, 2024, 4:35:29 PMMay 31
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Your AMD is a x86-64 ISA so it is fine, it refers to a 64 bit Intel machine and it really is referring to the ISA. Although you are a little on the low end of RAM and SSD size.

dave.

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Yashwanth Ratha Krishnan

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Jun 3, 2024, 10:11:43 AMJun 3
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Can you tell me the download size of this application?
While going throught the documentation, I noticed that the following command can take 30 minutes or even hours to complete
fetch --nohooks chromium

The documentation states, "Expect the command to take 30 minutes on even a fast connection, and many hours on slower ones."

Dirk Pranke

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Jun 3, 2024, 6:46:12 PMJun 3
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I just tried a new checkout and it took about an hour over a fast (1 Gbps) connection to download 66GB of stuff for a vanilla Linux Chromium checkout (ends up being 87 GB once the files are checked out and you've run the hooks, which you have to do to be able to build anything).

Building Chromium with the default arguments (a debug build with full symbols) takes another 37GB. If you don't have access to a remote build cluster that build will likely take many hours as well.

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Bruce Dawson

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Jun 12, 2024, 3:52:50 PMJun 12
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The instructions have been clarified ("Intel" changed to x86-64) with crrev.com/c/5627158
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