NVIDIA – New Driver 384.130 – Still Fails with 4.16..

NVIDIA have released driver 384.130, and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/132524/en-us

The ‘Release Highlights’ clearly specify ”Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.”, and yet it still fails with Kernel 4.16 (tested with 4.16-rc7):

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ld -r -o /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-modeset/nv-modeset-interface.o /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-modeset/nvidia-modeset-linux.o
 Building modules, stage 2.
 MODPOST 4 modules
WARNING: "swiotlb_map_sg_attrs" [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined!
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-uvm.ko
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia.ko
make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.16-rc7'
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.16-rc7'

Speculation:
It is just possible that this update has been released in error, as Kernel 4.16 is due to be out very soon, and – typically – the phrase ”Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.” signifies compatibility with the next major release, and the previous version – 384.111 – was already compatible with Kernel 4.15…

Robert Gadsdon.  March 29, 2018.


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