On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 08:08:25AM +0200, Jiri Slaby wrote:
this is just so you know: I intentionally linger with pushing kernel 5.9
into K:s and TW. Nvidia (mainly CUDA – uvm module) has licensing problems
with 5.9. It always had, but 5.9 forbids this bad behavior now¹⁾.
To cite, Nvidia promises to provide something "early". They will allegedly
provide some announcement somewhere too (I don't know the details, don't ask
me). Seife might (or might not) know more.
If that doesn't happen until 5.9.1²⁾, I won't wait any longer and will
proceed with pushing 5.9.1 to K:s and TW. They had enough time to fix their
issue. More precisely since 5.9-rc1 which was released on Aug 16 13:04:57
2020 -0700. That is almost _two_ months! In fact, they must have been aware
of the problem given they have been using this so-called GPL condom for
While I understand there might be CUDA users in TW, I see a little reason
why one company would stop rolling our rolling distro. Users relying on uvm
module should simply stay ("zypper al" is your friend) with 5.8 until the
mess is resolved. If they don't announce anything, we will, so you can keep
For the record, if someone is eager to give 5.9 kernel a try, they can
use the package from Kernel:HEAD OBS project. Unless they are on
a 32-bit ARM architecture, that is, there is a build failure I'll need
to look into (the usual 64-bit division issue, it seems).
²⁾ There is no 5.9 queue in stable-queue git yet. It will take few more days
or a week.
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