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SubjectRe: [bk tree] DRM add a version check.. for 2.6.12 (distro kernel maintainers + drm users plz read also...)
>
> My lattest runs were with 2 days old FC development (a.k.a. "bleeding edge")
> environment with xorg-11-** of same age. Then I noticed that these DRM
> patches didn't make it into kernel-smp-2.6.11-1.1226_FC4.i686.rpm,
> and I made 2.6.12-rc2 -- just in case it had fixed the problem...
>

well these patches shouldn't really affect it..

> Could the card-lockups be recovered in a bit nicer way ?
> (And detected, too!)

In theory yes, but there isn't really anything you can do except reboot,
as usually the CP (command processor) is hung, and you have to do a full
GPU reset, I can't imagine X or Linux consoles surviving it too well...
ATI have a VPU Recover in their windows driver which does it.. but they
know their cards a bit better than we do..

it might be worth turning Render acceleration off Option "RenderAccel"
"No" in xorg.conf and see if it gets any stabler...

Dave.

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David Airlie, Software Engineer
http://www.skynet.ie/~airlied / airlied at skynet.ie
Linux kernel - DRI, VAX / pam_smb / ILUG

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