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SubjectRe: [bk tree] DRM add a version check.. for 2.6.12 (distro kernel maintainers + drm users plz read also...)
On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 02:00:07PM +0100, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > 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...

With that option set, the TuxRacer didn't hang anywhere in practice
fields, but choosing "Credits" did hang the system in seconds.

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

/Matti
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