On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 at 15:07, Archange firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Le 04/12/2020 à 14:06, Emil Velikov via arch-general a écrit :
On Fri, 4 Dec 2020 at 12:55, Lone_Wolf email@example.com wrote:
On 04-12-2020 13:50, Giancarlo Razzolini via arch-general wrote:
Em dezembro 4, 2020 9:27 Emil Velikov via arch-general escreveu:
I would love to hear the input from the respective maintainers and the overall Arch developer base as a whole.
As the maintainer for both bumblebee and prime-run, I don't see the need for deprecation, yet. Bumblebee still has some uses and also, the it has the appeal of keeping the card completely powered off, something that doesn't happen with prime render offload.
Having said that, I do think bumblebee/primus/primus_vk days are numbered.
Regards, Giancarlo Razzolini
For clarity :
Does this affect people without an nvidia card ?
Are users with an nvidia card that only use nouveau kernel module affected ?
There should be no user visible changes with my proposal - both GL and VK should work as normal. The power management side of things is completely unchanged.
Regarding that last statement I’m not sure. Can you confirm that you can unload the nvidia modules in this configuration (using PRIME offloading with the proprietary driver through nvidia-prime)?
Should work fine, although cannot try it at the moment on my Intel/Nvidia box. DId you try it and you're seeing issues or there's something in particular which causes doubt?
If so we are definitively willing to integrate this in Bumblebee upstream, so that people with <Turing or <CoffeLake platform can still enjoy power management while finally getting the full power from their card.
With all respect to the Bumblebee project and it's developers, I think the project is dead. I love the upstream-first mentality, but with 7 local patches in Arch and the last (merged) MR upstream from 2018 I'm not too hopeful.