Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD driver 334.21
Release highlights since 334.16: [list] [.]Added support for the following GPUs: [list] [.]GeForce GTX 750 Ti [/.][.]GeForce GTX 750 [/.][.]GeForce GTX 745 [/.][.]GeForce GTX TITAN Black [/.][.]GeForce GT 710 [/.][.]GeForce 825M [/.][/list] [/.][.]Fixed a regression in the NVIDIA kernel module which caused it to improperly dereference a userspace pointer. This potential security issue was initially reported to the public at: [url]http://forums.grsecurity.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3922[/url] The regression did not affect NVIDIA GPU drivers before release 334. [/.][.]Fixed a bug that could cause OpenGL programs to hang after calling fork(2). [/.][.]Fixed a bug that could cause a multi-threaded OpenGL application to crash when one of its threads exits after the application has unloaded libGL. [/.][.]Added support for GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set E. See the README for details. [/.][.]On GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set E, VDPAU now supports more robust decode error handling at the cost of a minor performance impact. This can be disabled by setting the VDPAU_NVIDIA_DISABLE_ERROR_CONCEALMENT environment variable to 1. [/.][.]Added support for application profile rule patterns which are logical operations of subpatterns. See the README for details. [/.][.]Added support for a "findfile" application profile feature which allows the driver to apply profiles based on matching files in the same directory as the process executable. See the README for details. [/.][.]Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-installer to log the automatically selected answers to some user prompts without logging the prompt text itself, when running in silent mode. [/.][.]Improved performance of OpenGL applications when used in conjunction with the X driver's composition pipeline. The composition pipeline may be explicitly enabled by using the ForceCompositionPipeline or ForceFullCompositionPipeline MetaMode options, or implicitly enabled when certain features such as some XRandR transformations, rotation, Warp & Blend, PRIME, and NvFBC are used. [/.][.]Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash or display incorrect information after switching virtual terminals while a color correction confirmation countdown was active. [/.][.]Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels. [/.][/list] [[url="http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/334.21/README/index.html"]README[/url] | [url="http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73665"]Linux x86[/url] | [url="http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73666"]Linux x86_64[/url] | [url="http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73667"]Linux ARM[/url] | [url="http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73668"]Solaris[/url] | [url="http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73669"]FreeBSD x86[/url] | [url="http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73670"]FreeBSD x86_64[/url]]
Release highlights since 334.16:
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    • GeForce GTX 750
    • GeForce GTX 745
    • GeForce GTX TITAN Black
    • GeForce GT 710
    • GeForce 825M

  • Fixed a regression in the NVIDIA kernel module which caused it to improperly dereference a userspace pointer. This potential security issue was initially reported to the public at:

    http://forums.grsecurity.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3922

    The regression did not affect NVIDIA GPU drivers before release 334.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause OpenGL programs to hang after calling fork(2).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a multi-threaded OpenGL application to crash when one of its threads exits after the application has unloaded libGL.
  • Added support for GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set E. See the README for details.
  • On GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set E, VDPAU now supports more robust decode error handling at the cost of a minor performance impact. This can be disabled by setting the VDPAU_NVIDIA_DISABLE_ERROR_CONCEALMENT environment variable to 1.
  • Added support for application profile rule patterns which are logical operations of subpatterns. See the README for details.
  • Added support for a "findfile" application profile feature which allows the driver to apply profiles based on matching files in the same directory as the process executable. See the README for details.
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-installer to log the automatically selected answers to some user prompts without logging the prompt text itself, when running in silent mode.
  • Improved performance of OpenGL applications when used in conjunction with the X driver's composition pipeline. The composition pipeline may be explicitly enabled by using the ForceCompositionPipeline or ForceFullCompositionPipeline MetaMode options, or implicitly enabled when certain features such as some XRandR transformations, rotation, Warp & Blend, PRIME, and NvFBC are used.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash or display incorrect information after switching virtual terminals while a color correction confirmation countdown was active.
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.

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Aaron Plattner
NVIDIA Linux Graphics

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Posted 03/03/2014 04:44 PM   
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