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SubjectRe: [Intel-gfx] Major 2.6.38 / 2.6.39 regression ignored?
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On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 8:17 PM, Kirill Smelkov <kirr@mns.spb.ru> wrote:
> On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 05:19:20PM +0400, Kirill Smelkov wrote:
>> Hello Chris, everyone,
>>
>> On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 04:40:17PM +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
>> > On Sat, 21 May 2011 11:23:53 -0400, "Luke-Jr" <luke@dashjr.org> wrote:
>> > > On Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:41:45 AM Chris Wilson wrote:
>> > > > On Fri, 20 May 2011 11:08:56 -0700, Ray Lee <ray-lk@madrabbit.org> wrote:
>> > > > > [ Adding Chris Wilson (author of the problematic patch) and Rafael
>> > > > > Wysocki to the message ]
>> > > > >
>> > > > > On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Luke-Jr <luke@dashjr.org> wrote:
>> > > > > > I submitted https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33662 a month
>> > > > > > ago against 2.6.38. Now 2.6.39 was just released without the
>> > > > > > regression being addressed. This bug makes the system unusable... Some
>> > > > > > guys on IRC suggested I
>> > > > > > email, so here it is.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > See the bugzilla entry for the bisection history.
>> > > >
>> > > > Which has nothing to do with Luke's bug. Considering the thousand things
>> > > > that can go wrong during X starting, without a hint as to which it is nigh
>> > > > on impossible to debug except by trial and error. If you set up
>> > > > netconsole, does the kernel emit an OOPS with it's last dying breath?
>> > >
>> > > Why assume it's a different bug? I would almost wonder if it might affect
>> > > all Sandy Bridge GPUs. In any case, I no longer have the original
>> > > motherboard (it was recalled, as I said in the first post), nor even the
>> > > revision of it (it had other issues that weren't being fixed). I *assume* I
>> > > will have the same problem with my new motherboard (Intel DQ67SW), but I
>> > > haven't verified that yet. I'll be sure to try a netconsole when I have to
>> > > reboot next and get a chance to try the most recent 2.6.38 and .39 kernels,
>> > > but at the moment it seems reasonable to address the problem bisected in the
>> > > bug, even if it turns out to be different.
>> >
>> > The bisection is into an old DRI1 bug on 945GM. That DRI has inadequate
>> > locking between release and IRQ and so is prone to such races as befell
>> > Kirill should not surprise anyone. As neither UMS nor DRI supported SNB,
>> > I can quite confidently state they are separate bugs.
>> > -Chris
>>
>> I see DRI1 is maybe buggy and old, but still, pre-kms X used to work ok
>> on kernels < 2.6.38, and starting from 2.6.38 the system is just
>> unusable because X either crashes the kernel (2.6.38), or does not start
>> at all (2.6.39):
>>
>> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36052
>>
>>
>> It's a regression. It's blocking me to upgrade to newer kernels. I've
>> done my homework -- digged it and came with detailed OOPS on netconsole
>> and bisected to single commit. Could this please be fixed?
>
> Silence...
>
> Still, reverting the bisected patch helps even for 3.0:
>
> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36052#c4

Keith, Chris, what's up with this regression from 2.6.38? It seems
commit e8616b6 ("drm/i915: Initialise ring vfuncs for old DRI paths")
caused problems on other machines.


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