Kernel 2054 breaks nvidia.ko loading
justin.conover at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 14:43:46 UTC 2006
On 3/16/06, Gilboa Davara <gilboad at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 15:02 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 15:41 +0200, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 13:28 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > In nVidia/ATI's defense, unlike previous FC/non-GPL problems
> (udev, 4K
> > > > > stacks, etc) the problem is not with the closed source drivers
> > > > > to follow the latest kernel trunk.
> > > > > Beside releasing their code under GPL (Which is a good thing(tm))
> > > > > there's nothing nVidia nor ATI can do to fix this problem.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > this claim is incorrect, the workaround is trivial.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I assume you mean "fixing" their driver by adding a copy of
> > > print_tainted function, right?
> > that is indeed the most simple one (or even just an empty
> > print_tainted).
> Well, this is a rather trivial bug (as opposed changing kmalloc to
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL ;)) but in the end of the day, it is -our- bug and we
> (as in the fedora community) should be the one to fix it.
> Anyways, I'm waiting for >2054 to be released before posting a message
> about in nvnews.com and the fedora forum. Hopefully most people will be
> aware of the problem come release day and lower the breakage rate.
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Wouldn't be a bad idea to send it to osnews/distrowatch to, so when they
post the release, that will get the majority of folks who will install it to
know that they should update kernel if they want closed source 3D
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