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|Summary:||intel_do_flush_locked failed: No space left on device|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Richard Schwarting <aquarichy>|
|Component:||gnome-shell||Assignee:||Owen Taylor <otaylor>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||17||CC:||b.riefenstahl, colin, maxamillion, orion, otaylor, samkraju, walters|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2013-08-01 02:38:35 EDT||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Richard Schwarting 2012-06-11 07:41:52 EDT
Description of problem: In Fedora 17, trying to run GNOME Shell on my second monitor (laptop's own screen disabled) works for a little while but then GNOME Shell suddenly disappears (windows are still there, but without a window manager). The following is printed to the terminal right before it disappears: "intel_do_flush_locked failed: No space left on device" My second monitor uses a resolution of: 1920x1080 The video card in my laptop is this: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 30b1 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16 Memory at f4600000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K] I/O ports at 4000 [size=8] Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] Memory at f4680000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K] Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: i915 I believe the problem is due to the amount of memory available, 256MB, and GNOME Shell's use of 3D acceleration. If I try using GNOME Shell with both my laptop's screen and the second monitor (not mirrored, so 1024 + 1920 wide), everything is unusably slow with mouse clicks taking 10 seconds or more to respond. If I try to use metacity + GNOME Panel, it works fine. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): gnome-shell-3.4.1-5.fc17 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. enable second monitor (disabling laptop's own screen) 2. use GNOME Shell 3. open some windows (say 10) and work for a little while Actual results: GNOME Shell disappears Expected results: GNOME Shell persists. (Ideally, it could work with 1024+1920 wide screens too (so including first monitor.) Additional info: I tried running gnome-shell under gdb but it exits normally after printing that error message. I don't think anything is actually crashing. I didn't see anything particularly relevant in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, but I could look again if something should be there.
Comment 1 Richard Schwarting 2012-06-11 07:57:37 EDT
I've added a link to a corresponding bug in Ubuntu that affects both gnome-shell and launchpad. Also, I believe the bug is induced by a limitation in the driver discussed in bug 699705 comment 6: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699705#c6 Adam Jackson speculated that it might be fixed by F16 but it's F17 and still a problem, so I suppose no one has had the time ot tackle this yet.
Comment 2 Richard Schwarting 2012-06-11 07:59:43 EDT
Actually, maybe not, since I'm testing this with a single screen that only goes to 1920 wide. However, I suppose I'd like to modify Expected Behaviour to: * either GNOME Shell persists, or * upon failure, a prompt offers to put me into fallback mode (GNOME Panel + metacity) or it just automatically does and gives me a message noting why.
Comment 3 Colin Guthrie 2012-08-16 16:13:33 EDT
I see this problem too on latest gnome-shell (3.5.5), intel driver (2.20.3) and mesa (8.1.0 git snapshot from 2nd August) and a 945GM on a single monitor. I'm not on Fedora so not going to comment too much, just want to watch the bug for a fix! Seems to happen very regularly when new windows are opened.
Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-03 21:47:25 EDT
This message is a reminder that Fedora 17 is nearing its end of life. Approximately 4 (four) weeks from now Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 17. It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 'version' of '17'. Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, simply change the 'version' to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 17's end of life. Bug Reporter: Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that we may not be able to fix it before Fedora 17 is end of life. If you would still like to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it against a later version of Fedora, you are encouraged change the 'version' to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 17's end of life. Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes bugs or makes them obsolete.
Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2013-08-01 02:38:44 EDT
Fedora 17 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2013-07-30. Fedora 17 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.