Bug 487981 - CUDA support missing
CUDA support missing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: boinc-client (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Milos Jakubicek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-01 19:34 EST by Edmond Hui
Modified: 2009-03-06 10:38 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-06 10:38:59 EST
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Description Edmond Hui 2009-03-01 19:34:58 EST
Description of problem:
In the lastest version, CUDA support is missing (require libcudart.so).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start boinc /etc/init.d/boinc-client start
2. connect to core using boincmgr
3. observed "No CUDA device found" in message
Actual results:
message "No CUDA device found"

Expected results:
messgae "CUDA device found" and GPUGrid app is schedule and run

Additional info:
I was able to fix it with these steps:
1) copy libcudart.so from GPUGrid version of boinc-client to /var/log/boinc/
2) change BOINCUSER=root in /etc/init.d/boinc-client
Comment 1 Edmond Hui 2009-03-02 04:23:12 EST
Also one more step to make CUDA work:

3) put a kludge in /etc/init.d/boinc-client, just before starting boinc-client

        mknod -m 0666 /dev/nvidiactl c 195 255 &>/dev/null
        mknod -m 0666 /dev/nvidia0 c 195 0 &>/dev/null
Comment 2 Milos Jakubicek 2009-03-06 10:38:59 EST
I'm sorry, but Nvidia's CUDA (including the libcudart.so) is not open source and, as such, will never be part of Fedora -- I've just clarified this with Fedora Legal team members. However, I'll consider packaging CUDA in rpmfusion -- but that's another story.

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