Kernel 2054 breaks nvidia.ko loading
gilboad at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 14:53:01 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 08:43 -0600, Justin Conover wrote:
> 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 failing
> > > > > to follow the latest kernel trunk.
> > > > > Beside releasing their code under GPL (Which is a good
> > > > > there's nothing nVidia nor ATI can do to fix this
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > this claim is incorrect, the workaround is trivial.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I assume you mean "fixing" their driver by adding a copy
> > > 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
> about in nvnews.com and the fedora forum. Hopefully most
> people will be
> aware of the problem come release day and lower the breakage
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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 acceleration.
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