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SubjectRe: 2.5.70-bk radeonfb oops on boot.
Simon Fowler wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 09:16:07PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
>>Simon Fowler <simon@himi.org> wrote:
>>
>>>>>>It might be worth reverting this chunk, see if that fixes it:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>--- b/drivers/char/mem.c Thu Jun 5 23:36:40 2003
>>>>>>+++ b/drivers/char/mem.c Sun Jun 8 05:02:24 2003
>>>>>>@@ -716 +716 @@
>>>>>>-__initcall(chr_dev_init);
>>>>>>+subsys_initcall(chr_dev_init);
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>And we have a winner . . . Reverting this hunk fixes the oops.
>>>>>
>>>>
> <snippage>
>
>>Thanks for testing.
>>
>>All the initcall ordering of chardevs versus pci, pci versus pci and who
>>knows what else is all bollixed up.
>>
>>Unfortunately I do not have the bandwidth to work on this.
>
>
> Since this seems to be a showstopper for people using radeonfb,
> getting the 'fix' above in might be a good idea . . .


It isn't merely radeonfb. A machine with matroxfb dies
the same death, pci_enable_device_bars() oopses
before the framebuffer even comes up
with 2.5.70-mm7.

Helge Hafting


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