[Nouveau] offer to help, DCB
aritger at nvidia.com
Tue Sep 24 11:19:38 PDT 2013
On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 12:12:02AM -0700, Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> Op 24-09-13 06:44, Andy Ritger schreef:
> > Hi Nouveau developers,
> > NVIDIA is releasing public documentation on certain aspects of our GPUs,
> > with the intent to address areas that impact the out-of-the-box usability
> > of NVIDIA GPUs with Nouveau. We intend to provide more documentation
> > over time, and guidance in additional areas as we are able.
> > As a first step towards that, we've posted a document here:
> > ftp://download.nvidia.com/open-gpu-doc/DCB/1/DCB-4.0-Specification.html
> > that documents the Device Control Block ("DCB") layout in the VBIOS.
> > The DCB describes board topology and the board's display connectors.
> > I suspect much of the information in that document is not news for
> > the Nouveau community, but hopefully it will be helpful to confirm your
> > understanding or flesh out the implementation of a few unhandled cases.
> > A few of us who work on NVIDIA's proprietary Linux GPU driver will pay
> > attention to nouveau at lists.freedesktop.org and try to chime in when
> > we can.
> > If there are specific areas of documentation that would most help you, that
> > feedback would help NVIDIA prioritize our documentation efforts.
> > If you have specific questions for NVIDIA, you can ask here, or direct
> > them to: open-gpu-doc at nvidia.com.
Sorry, I got the email address wrong. The right address is:
gpu-public-documentation at nvidia.com
sorry I didn't double check the address before sending the announcement.
> > I can't promise we'll be able to answer
> > everything, but we'll provide best-effort in areas where we are able.
> You rock! :D
:) Thanks, Maarten.
> Our biggest struggle at the moment is the video clocking and power management, which is highly device specific
> and depends on configuration too.
Those will be two of the more difficult areas for us to address, but
we'll see what can be done.
> A complete video bios documentation would be nice too, I understand that will
> take a bit longer than just the dcb. :)
BIOS-related information should be a bit easier to get through the
pipeline than other things, so we'll focus on that to start.
I'm looking forward to collaborating with you guys,
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