Just tried the ‘stable-review’ patch for the ‘stable’ Kernel – 4.14.11-rc1, and the same NVIDIA problem is there, and it seems the kernel devs won’t do anything: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1712.3/02608.html
So – it seems the patch is now a permanent requirement for all subsequent 4.14 releases.. (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2168 )..
And… It seems the unwritten rule of ‘don’t break stuff during stable kernel releases‘ no longer applies?
Robert Gadsdon. January 1, 2018.