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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Developer Opens Feature Pull Request For Open-Source NVK Driver

    If your interest didn't pique enough when the former Nouveau lead developer joined NVIDIA and sent out a big patch series for this originally-reverse-engineered, open-source NVIDIA kernel driver, here's another plot twist: another NVIDIA engineer opening a merge request adding to the Mesa NVK Vulkan driver...

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  • #2
    Maybe nvk is valve requirement for a new.generation of a gaming console (not portable)?

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    • #3
      2024 is the year of the NVIDIA Linux desktop.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pharmasolin View Post
        Maybe nvk is valve requirement for a new.generation of a gaming console (not portable)?
        The only console using Nvidia is Switch. May be Nintendo is pressuring them?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pharmasolin View Post
          Maybe nvk is valve requirement for a new.generation of a gaming console (not portable)?
          i am pretty sure that if valve build a non-portable gaming console then they will use
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          • #6
            Yet more proof Nvidia doesn't hate OSS. They just have a business to run and they embrace it when it makes sense for them to do so.

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            • #7
              The reason is simple:

              1) Ignoring Linux users like they're just activist morons: No dev cost, Not a lot of GPUs sold to them.
              2) Showing the bare minimum, paying ONE engineer to contribute time to time: A few more GPU to be sold.

              CFO choice : Extra profit possible with minimum extra cost ? B is fine.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                Yet more proof Nvidia doesn't hate OSS. They just have a business to run and they embrace it when it makes sense for them to do so.
                This is certainly an improvement but I'm still highly pessimistic, especially with the CUDA license change. My prediction is that they will reluctantly allow FOSS 3D (Vulkan/OpenGL) while keeping compute/CUDA very much proprietary. That is what will generate the most income. If they get the chance to close everything back up, they'll take it in a heartbeat. Their developers seem like good people, the problem is the higher ups.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                  Yet more proof Nvidia doesn't hate OSS. They just have a business to run and they embrace it when it makes sense for them to do so.
                  I think they are simply practical.

                  Old Nouveau sucked as base for potential open source driver so they didn't see future there and they know they cannot just opensource propertiary driver. But current NVK+Nova+zink means essentially, they get some kind of kernel driver, they get modern Vulkan driver, and can forget largely about legacy openGL support.

                  The only question is how far they will go with CUDA. Will there be some propertiary user mode CUDA driver hooked to opensource normal driver or will there be something truly open source as CUDA driver or simply no CUDA at all for open source stack. There could be also something crazy like CUDA to Vulkan translation layer with bunch of special Vulkan extensions.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rmfx View Post
                    The reason is simple:

                    1) Ignoring Linux users like they're just activist morons: No dev cost, Not a lot of GPUs sold to them.
                    2) Showing the bare minimum, paying ONE engineer to contribute time to time: A few more GPU to be sold.

                    CFO choice : Extra profit possible with minimum extra cost ? B is fine.
                    Highly unlikely for them to focus on small numbers. You are talking about a trillion dollars company, so they are unlikely to focus on small extra profit from extra desktop GPU sales.

                    My guess is that they fear bigger consequences of ignoring Linux. The cloud runs Linux, and AI is all happening in the cloud. If cloud maintainers get fed up with out-of-tree drivers they will have more incentive to look for alternatives.

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