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Re: Kernel 2054 breaks nvidia.ko loading



On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 08:43 -0600, Justin Conover wrote:
> 
> 
> On 3/16/06, Gilboa Davara <gilboad 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
>         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. 
>         
>         Gilboa
>         
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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.

Yes.

Gilboa



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