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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
$ ls -l `find /lib/modules/ -name nvidia.ko`
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14827598 Apr 1 23:33 /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/nvidia/nvidia.ko
So do you think that NVIDIA's linux driver has a shader compiler in the kernel mode part?
Is there any reason why they would want to do that, as opposed to running the compiler in user mode?
Posted May 26, 2011 14:29 UTC (Thu) by bjacob (subscriber, #58566)
Posted May 26, 2011 16:53 UTC (Thu) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
I guess that they just ported Windows code to Linux without rearchitecting it. They might have moved parts of the compiler to usermode, but there's still a huge amount of code in the kernel.
Posted Jun 10, 2011 1:36 UTC (Fri) by johntb86 (subscriber, #53897)
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