NVIDIA FreeBSD kernel feature requests

Joseph Koshy joseph.koshy at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 03:37:13 UTC 2006

> 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.

This is the relatively benign scenario.

In the less benign one that "convenient" binary driver that
you loaded into the kernel would contain a silent security
vulnerability.  Google for "Sony DRM rootkit".

> 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.


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