NVIDIA FreeBSD kernel feature requests

Sam Smith S at mSmith.net
Sun Jul 2 22:47:37 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2 Jul 2006, Michal Mertl wrote:
> And - again - it will probably take a couple of very skilled
> programmers' years' time to write good driver from scratch.

It took someone far less than that

Nvidia don't want to give out docs.

That's their commercial decision - as a result, if you
their cards, you may end up with a particularly expensive
paperweight the day they decide you need to buy a new card
for your new version of freebsd which has different
internals; or someone finds bugs in their drivers that
they wont fix. it's not like there aren't plenty of other
vendors who are more willing to help the developers with
documentation in an open manner.


Procrastination: Hard work often pays off after time.
Laziness pays off now

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