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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/2] Fix nouveau-related freezes
On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 17:19 -0500, Andrew Lutomirski wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Andy Lutomirski <> wrote:
> > Nouveau takes down my system quite reliably when any hotplug event occurs.
> > The bug happens because the IRQ handler didn't acknowledge the hotplug
> > state until the bottom half, so the card generated a new interrupt
> > immediately, starving the bottom half and permanently starving that CPU
> > (and hence the bottom half).
> >
> > Even with this fix, a lot of the IRQ code looks rather broken.
> >
> > This is tested on 2.6.36 (and makes the system stable for me), but it also
> > applies cleanly to 2.6.37 (untested, but surely also necessary). Fedora 14's
> > 2.6.35 kernels seem to have to same problem for me, so I suspect that 2.6.35
> > needs this fix as well. (All of my tests are on an NV50 card.)
> >
> > Changes from v1:
> > - Ignore unrequested hotplug bits (I accidentally removed that part).
> > - Support newer hardware (untested -- Ben, can you check this?)
> Just a quick ping: is this making its way to Linus (and stable)? I've
> been running it for five days through (literally, due to monitor bugs)
> thousands of plug/unplug cycles with no ill effects.
This issue has been fixed in nouveau git now, but that fix can't be
pulled into stable/linus as it depends on architectural changes to
nouveau that Linus probably wouldn't accept this late.

I responded to a mail asking that the patches be redone to just fix the
bug *without* removing the "magic numbers" (so, just patch 2/2
essentially), to avoid more unnecessary conflicts with nouveau git.


> (Can we *please* get rid of, or at least ratelimit, the
> plugged/unplugged printk? It's taking over my logs, and I'm almost
> certain that it's not a driver bug.)
> --Andy

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