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SubjectRe: 2.6.30-rc6: Reported regressions from 2.6.29
2009/5/16 Rafael J. Wysocki <>:
> This message contains a list of some regressions from 2.6.29, for which there
> are no fixes in the mainline I know of.  If any of them have been fixed already,
> please let me know.
> If you know of any other unresolved regressions from 2.6.29, please let me know
> either and I'll add them to the list.  Also, please let me know if any of the
> entries below are invalid.
> Each entry from the list will be sent additionally in an automatic reply to
> this message with CCs to the people involved in reporting and handling the
> issue.

> Bug-Entry       :
> Subject         : 2.6.30-rc2 + xorg-intel-2.7.0 + DRM_I915_KMS = corruption
> Submitter       : Alex Bennee <>
> Date            : 2009-04-19 6:27 (28 days old)
> References      :

All the main details on this are on the freedesktop bugzilla[1]. I can
confirm it's still a problem and I've been tracking the intel-next
tree for testing.

Fundamentally the problem is that X can't allocate any memory when KMS
is enabled on my chipset. Without knowing how memory should be
allocated from the kernel by the X driver I haven't been able to look
into it deeper. I've had some feedback from the intel guys but nothing

As always I stand ready to run tests and/or provide additional
diagnostics if required.


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