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Author: Haelwenn (lanodan) Monnier <contact@hacktivis.me>
Date:   Sun,  6 Jan 2019 02:09:58 +0100

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diff --git a/articles/Email to graphics-dev@chromium.org about nouveau blacklisting.shtml b/articles/Email to graphics-dev@chromium.org about nouveau blacklisting.shtml @@ -0,0 +1,13 @@ +<!DOCTYPE html> +<html lang="en"> + <head> +<!--#include file="/templates/head.shtml" --> + <title>Email to graphics-dev@chromium.org about nouveau blacklisting — Cyber-home of lanodan</title> + </head> + <body> +<!--#include file="/templates/en/nav.shtml" --> +<!--#include file="/articles/Email to graphics-dev@chromium.org about nouveau blacklisting.xhtml"--> + <a href="/articles/Email%20to%20graphics-dev@chromium.org%20about%20nouveau%20blacklisting.xhtml">article only(plain XHTML)</a> +<!--#include file="/templates/en/footer.html" --> + </body> +</html> diff --git a/articles/Email to graphics-dev@chromium.org about nouveau blacklisting.xhtml b/articles/Email to graphics-dev@chromium.org about nouveau blacklisting.xhtml @@ -0,0 +1,49 @@ +<article xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> +<a href="/articles/Email%20to%20graphics-dev@chromium.org%20about%20nouveau%20blacklisting"><h1>Email to graphics-dev@chromium.org about nouveau blacklisting</h1></a> +<pre> +Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2019 01:54:46 +0100 +From: Haelwenn Monnier &lt;contact@hacktivis.me&gt; +To: graphics-dev@chromium.org +Subject: Nouveau blacklisting +Message-ID: &lt;20190106005446.GA22465@cloudsdale.the-delta.net.eu.org&gt; +MIME-Version: 1.0 +Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii +Content-Disposition: inline +User-Agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13) + +Hello, + +I would like to complain about the blacklisting of nouveau in the +chromium graphics stack, nouveau is a useful replacement to the proprietary +driver and linked tools from NVidia, notably, because of the following cases: + +- Ethics/Choice, nvidia being a proprietary driver, that litterally gets +about everything graphics related passed to it, it can be very sensible, be it +for privacy or politics (they could ban applications or some API). + +- Wayland, as the nvidia driver wrongfully provides their own API that only +a very few compositors provide. wlroots, created for usage in Sway for example +will never support their API<a href="#anchor-1">[1]</a>. + +- Up-to-date software, the proprietary driver has quite the history of lagging +behind on the software it depends on, for example the 304.xx legacy branch +needs a vulnerable Xorg branch(1.19.x) and when spectre/meltdown arrived a +legacy branch was incompatible with the stable branch of the linux kernel +at that time. +Which honeslty is quite funny considering that you apparently banned it +because of outdated mesa builds<a href="#anchor-2">[2]</a>, which just cannot be fixed with the legacy +branch. Something which I think will probably get even worse if WebGL will have +to use the slow and power-hungry software rendering. + +I do not think that chromium is very liked in a lot of the linux community, +probably because of the overly large codebase and the link to Google, but doing +this will probably raise quite a large and visible flag to even non-maintainers. + +1: <a name="anchor-1" href="https://drewdevault.com/2017/10/26/Fuck-you-nvidia.html">https://drewdevault.com/2017/10/26/Fuck-you-nvidia.html</a> +2: <a name="anchor-2" href="https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Chrome-Blacklisting-Nouveau">https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Chrome-Blacklisting-Nouveau</a> + +-- +Haelwenn (lanodan) Monnier +https://hacktivis.me/ +</pre> +</article> diff --git a/home.shtml b/home.shtml @@ -6,6 +6,7 @@ </head> <body> <!--#set var="transPageUrl" value='accueil' --><!--#set var="feedURL" value='/feed.atom'--><!--#include file="templates/en/nav.shtml" --> +<!--#include file="/articles/Email to graphics-dev@chromium.org about nouveau blacklisting.xhtml"--> <!--#include file="/articles/Few updates about this website.xhtml"--> <!--#include file="/articles/My issue with Github (and Microsoft buying it).xhtml"--> <article class="h-entry">