Bug#895685: nvidia-kernel-dkms: please upgrade to 396.18 for linux 4.16 compatibility

Luca Boccassi bluca at debian.org
Sat Apr 14 17:18:40 BST 2018

Control: forcemerge 895429 -1

On Sun, 2018-04-15 at 00:46 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Just FYI
> > linux 4.16 and nvidia << 396.18 don' work together due to changes
> > in the
> > GPL exports of symbols.
> > 
> > Please update the driver to the current version that supports linux
> > 4.16.
> I tried the patch in your svn with linux 4.16.2, but it did hard-
> freeze
> my system, Sysrq-r was necessary. So I don't think that this is the
> solution.
> Norbert
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I have tested the patch on my desktop and it worked fine. More
importantly, it's exactly the same fix applied by Nvidia to 396.18. Are
you sure the nvidia kernel module is causing the freeze?

Note that there is quite a lot of work to do before 396+ can be
uploaded, as i386 and armhf are being dropped so changes have to be
made to distribute the 32bit libraries, so it won't happen anytime
soon. But the kernel module patch should work.

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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