I had this thought cross my mind when thinking back about the latest RTX 3060 Driver limited Etherium mining…
From what i have understood, they plan to release the card with a driver that detect the type of memory access caused by ETH mining, and then do something to limit it.
In order to avoid bypass, they made the card, the driver, and the bios Hand-check (secure boot ?)
So … does that mean no linux driver ?
The official driver are almost never used because of how they are installed, so most of the time you have either badly optimized opensource driver, or reworked close source nvidia driver and you disable secure-boot because it’s a pain to enable.
If what i understood was right, both of those option won’t work with the 3060 (and maybe other card afterward ?) and you will be stuck with the official, binary blob, maybe spying on you , driver and will have to enable secure boot back.
I am all for secure boot, but very much not for close sourced driver.
Did i miss something ? did i jump to conclusion to fast ?
What do you think ?