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  • Linux Kernel Seeing Patches For NVIDIA's Proprietary Tegra Partition Table

    Phoronix: Linux Kernel Seeing Patches For NVIDIA's Proprietary Tegra Partition Table

    As an obstacle for upstreaming some particularly older NVIDIA Tegra devices (namely those running Android) is that they have GPT entry at the wrong location or lacking at all for boot support. That missing or botched GPT support is because those older devices make use of a NVIDIA proprietary/closed-source table format. As such, support for this proprietary NVIDIA Tegra Partition Table is being worked on for the Linux kernel to provide better upstream kernel support on these consumer devices...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...egraPT-Patches

  • #2
    Nvidia using flakey proprietary protocols? Say it isn't so!!!!

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    • #3
      Classic NVIDIA. Not even Android phones do this dumb shit and always rely on dts or hardcoded partitions in some file in the initramfs.

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      • #4
        Just another one of the many reasons why I choose to not support nVidia. I'd rather have lesser hardware than support these kind of braindead decisions.

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        • #5
          waaaa waaaa waaa. That's all I hear lol.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ix900 View Post
            waaaa waaaa waaa. That's all I hear lol.
            Get out, you're nothing but a lot of talk and a NVIDIA badge

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            • #7
              So the GPT hack goes way back to the early Android days.
              SoC partitions were all non standard, and kept a backup GPT table in a non-standard location.
              This was the method for pretty much every SoC type for years.

              This was one of the last hurdles before having official support for all of these old devices that we have been working to support.

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              • #8
                This seems to be about really old devices, around 10 year old hardware. Probably Nexus 3 used Tegra.

                Their Tegra series have open protocols and they have been trying to push open source support for Tegra as per these Phoronix headlines.

                https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...tem&px=MTE5MTc

                https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...egra-Mesa-2018

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ix900 View Post
                  waaaa waaaa waaa. That's all I hear lol.
                  Spotted the retard.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vb_linux View Post
                    Their Tegra series have open protocols and they have been trying to push open source support for Tegra as per these Phoronix headlines.
                    How dare you bring water to the weekly Nvidia bonfire! Pitchforks, fuel or rope next time if you want to be one of the cool kids.

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