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From: Meino.Cramer@×××.de
To: Gentoo <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] reported to NVidia and excepted (Bug in NVidia-drivers-370.23)
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:56:19
Message-Id: 20160825135600.GC11991@solfire

a bug has been found in the nvidia-drivers 370.23.

Install the driver
Install a recent blender package
Try to render anything
KABOOM! (read: Blender crashes)

This was first filed as a bug in Blender 
(see, but soon found
to be a problem in the nvidia-drivers by Brecht.

The problem was then reported to NVidia, and as reported in
the thread mentioned above, NVidia already is testing
a fixed version.

Why is that not an ordinary update as any other update to
the nvidia-drivers?

The versions of that driver prior to the above mentioned one
do not compile with kernels of the 4.7* branch.

And according to this:
Sorry for the german spoken link ... I tried to find that on
but my browser is too """smart""" and redirects me back to
all the time...

...according to that above, there is security hole in kernels prior
to 4.7.*.

So the Blender heads among the Linux heads ;) have two choices: Forget internet and render with
the older nvidia-kernel and the affected kernel


Forget Blender and use the internet with the current (buggy)

Dear GENTOO developers,
Please, please: As soon as there is an update available for the
nvidia-drivers: From the the bottom of my soul I beg you -- please
include them as early as possible !!!
:) ;)
...since I am two-headed: Blender head AND Linux head....

I included the patch given in one of the previous threads for
compiling the "older" nvidia-driver version with Linux 4.7.*.
The source was patched before compiling but compilation failed

Thank you very much in advance for help and support!

Best regards,