I never thought I would see this happen.
Edit: Now that I think of it.. There’s gotta be a catch. Right?
The catch is that it only supports fairly recent GPUs, and only works because most of the “hard part” has been moved onto the GPU itself in a proprietary blob.
and you still need the proprietary userspace junk for GL.
and it’s probably not upstreamable in its current form, so it’ll exist as some out of tree thing.
but it’s a promising start!
Should be merged into the official announcement.
As far as I can make out they just moved a huge amount of the drivers into the firmware itself blob itself?
No, it’s not “just”. First, because that move happened years ago. Second, because that doesn’t mean they needed to open source anything. They did a good thing with the kernel side of things.
Fuck yeah NVIDIA!
I wonder what % of nvidia gear is used on Linux these days. Between eth mining, machine learning and non-switch Tegra devices it must be a fair amount.
“data center” and “gaming” revenues are about the same and they’re no explicit call-out for cryptocurrency mining, so I assume that’s largely from the “gaming” bucket.
Recently we learned that this is not a great summary. NVIDIA has been sued by investors for knowingly benefiting from sales to the miners, but lumping them into the “gaming” category in their financial reports.