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firewalker:
NVIDIA Releases Open-Source GPU Kernel Modules

https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidia-releases-open-source-gpu-kernel-modules/

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia-open-kernel&num=1

Alexander.

madires:
Hell freezes over! >:D Let's see what they deliver before removing them from the do-not-buy list.

themadhippy:
That explains why the price of bacon has shot up


magic:
Ahem...


--- Quote ---In this open-source release, support for GeForce and Workstation GPUs is alpha quality.
--- End quote ---
So there is that.

Furthermore, I hope they have sorted out security issues and the kernel driver will be able to isolate GPU-using applications from each other and from system RAM. A way too common pattern in "open source kernel drivers" is that they do nothing besides allowing a proprietary userspace library which contains all the actual driver logic to program the hardware to do whatever it wants with no kernel oversight. It used to be the case that some of those proprietary GPU drivers worked like that too.

SiliconWizard:
Since it's open-source, everybody is free to have a look instead of just guessing.

https://github.com/NVIDIA/open-gpu-kernel-modules

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