AMD PR already contacted me to let me know they're working on an answer.
What if they have backdoors in the Firmware too? We need open devices, it's sad to see http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTQ4MDU failed
It's harder to put backdoors in the firmware and easier to spot compared to a whole driver. FOSS hardware it the next step of course but in the meantime I'm fine with FOSS drivers
## VGA ##
AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)
Probably a dumb name for some debug function.
Put my bet down for 'not actually a backdoor; humorously-named test function'.
If you were going to put a top-secret NSA backdoor into your driver, why would you give it such an obvious name? You'd call it osDefinitelyNotABackdoor instead, right?!
Just more Nvidia FUD.