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SubjectRe: 2.6.31 -> 2.6.32 Sound and video regressions
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On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Emmanuel Benisty <benisty.e@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, 05 Dec 2009 23:44:55 +0000
>> Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> I demand that Andy Lutomirski may or may not have written...
>>>
>>> > Emmanuel Benisty wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>> >> I just wanted to report 2 regressions I am having now with 2.6.32.
>>> >> Video
>>> >> Screen is flickering/glitching like crazy in X. It happens whether
>>> >> randomly or when conky is refreshed, when the mouse cursor moves
>>> >> and like hell when a page is loading in the browser. Not so easy to
>>> >> describe this issue.
>>> [snip]
>>>
>>> > That sounds like FIFO underruns, which (I think) were introduced
>>> > when self-refresh was enabled but should have been fixed. I
>>> > personally have no clue how to fix them, but if you told the Intel
>>> > people what kind of chip you have (lspci output), they can probably
>>> > fix it.
>>>
>>> It also sounds like what I'm seeing on my EeePC 901. It only happens
>>> after resume, which makes STR a little less than useful; the display
>>> will, sooner or later, show a single colour (which is, presumably,
>>> the result of a display engine hang, as described in the comment
>>> immediately before intel_calculate_wm) and, seemingly, be stuck like
>>> that until power-off or reboot.
>>>
>>> Whether it *is* the same problem, I couldn't say.
>>>
>>> Needless to say, this problem goes away if I disable KMS.
>>
>> Arg, there are a few reports of this now, but I haven't been able to
>> reproduce it.  I'll try harder...  (FYI the upstream
>> bugs.freedesktop.org # for it is 24314).
>
> It *seems* that we are facing two different issues here (I don't even
> use S2R and the problem is there since the very first second I start
> X). Anyway, I have bisected the problem on my box, it turns out to be
> this one:
>
> drm/i915: Fix render reclock availability detection
>
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=181a5336d6cc836f05507410d66988c483ad0154
>
So, I have reverted this commit and rebuilt 2.6.32. It completely
solved the issue described in my first post.
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