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SubjectRe: i915 completely unusable in 2.6.38.x
On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 10:10:46PM +0200, Melchior FRANZ wrote:
> * Boris B. Zhmurov -- Monday 25 April 2011:
> > After upgrading RHEL6 to 2.6.28.x kernel, I have spontaneous "GPU hung"
> > 5-6 times per day.
> > xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.11.0-7.el6.i686 driver for Xorg.
>
> JFTR, and although it seems to be a totally different problem with i915
> (or rather gm45), the whole 2.6.38.* series is also of limited use on my
> notebook, as described in this error message:
>
> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31522
>
> I'm still using 2.6.38-rc8 (with SuSE 11.4/tumbleweed) on this machine
> (Acer TravelMate 5735Z-452G32Mnss), because that's the last version that
> supported KMS on my chipset. This older version works ok, so there's no
> reason to complain, but I'm still a bit suprised about that regression.

I don't understand, .38 should work as it has the above fix in it,
right?

Otherwise, what should be done for the .38-stable tree?

confused,

greg k-h


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