NVIDIA FreeBSD kernel feature requests

Kip Macy kip.macy at gmail.com
Tue Jul 4 06:27:44 UTC 2006

> Producing a driver for a GPU card, especially one that possibly converts from
> GL-foo to foo appropriate to program and feed an ASIC on a video card, is
> quite different matter entirely.
> I'm all for open source drivers, and would also encourage NVIDIA to continue
> to reconsider their closed source driver approach where it makes sense
> (especially for the network interfaces). However, I think that we shouldn't
> conflate these two cases rhetorically, as there are orders of magnitude
> complexity (and intellectual property) differences.

Furthermore, requesting needed changes to the kernel interfaces is
completely orthogonal to their documentation policies.


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