Nouveau Gets ARB_bindless_texture Support For Maxwell & Newer
Bindless texture support is important for "AZDO" purposes for approaching zero driver overhead with OpenGL. ARB_bindless_texture reduces the API/GL driver overhead of resource bindings and allows accessing textures without needing to first bind/re-bind them.
The main user of the ARB_bindless_texture support on the Linux gaming desktop at the moment is Feral's port of Dawn of War III when using OpenGL. This ARB_bindless_texture support for Maxwell and newer should then allow those GPUs to work with DoW3 on Linux, but given Maxwell GPUs still lack viable re-clocking support, the performance is likely to be atrociously slow.
The support nevertheless is now in place for next quarter's Mesa 18.1 release thanks to Ilia Mirkin.