[Nouveau] [PATCH 1/6] gr: support for NVIDIA-provided firmwares

Alexandre Courbot gnurou at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 22:22:03 PDT 2015

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 1:40 PM, Ben Skeggs <skeggsb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19 June 2015 at 00:47, Alexandre Courbot <gnurou at gmail.com> wrote:
>> NVIDIA will officially start providing signed firmwares through
>> linux-firmware. Change the GR firmware lookup function to look them up
>> in addition to the extracted firmwares.
> I wonder if perhaps we should just replace the mechanism entirely, and
> remove the support for nouveau/fuc* as we add "official" support for
> NVIDIA's ucode.  The existing code is actually partially broken
> anyway, and mostly works by luck and was intended as a development aid
> / workaround anyway.  There are no chipsets (aside from GM2xx...)
> which we don't currently support using our own ucode, so the impact of
> removing it will be very minimal.
> Thoughts?

I'm all for making things simpler, and if someone needs to use an
external firmware for a Nouveau-supported GPU they can always put it
under the nvidia/ firmware directory. So if you agree with it I will
remove support for firmwares in nouveau/ in GR. I am not sure whether
your statement also applies to other firmwares (falcon, xtensa)?

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