[mythtv-users] New Reverse Engineered Nvidia Driver in 2.6.33 Linux Kernel

Mache Creeger mache at creeger.com
Fri Dec 11 18:45:27 UTC 2009


This just up on slashdot

"Not only is 
<http://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/12/11/0048247/DRBD-To-Be-Included-In-Linux-Kernel-2633>DRBD 
to be included in the Linux 2.6.33 kernel, but so is the 
<http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/>Nouveau driver. The Nouveau driver 
is the free software driver that was created by clean-room reverse 
engineering NVIDIA's binary Linux driver. It has been in development 
for several years with 2D, 3D, and video support. The DRM component 
is <http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Nzc5NQ>set to 
enter the Linux 2.6.33 kernel as a staging driver. This is coming as 
a surprise move after yesterday 
<http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Nzc5MA>Linus 
began ranting over Red Hat not upstreaming Nouveau and then Red Hat 
<http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Nzc5Mg>attributing 
this delay to microcode issues. The microcode issue is temporarily 
worked around by removing it from the driver itself and using the 
kernel's firmware loader to insert this potentially copyrighted work instead."  
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