Bug 1314975 - Executing GStreamer example program freezes machine completely
Executing GStreamer example program freezes machine completely
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveau (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ben Skeggs
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-03-05 06:29 EST by Russel Winder
Modified: 2017-12-12 06:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 06:00:31 EST
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Description Russel Winder 2016-03-05 06:29:42 EST
Running a fully up-to-date Rawhide (as at 2016-03-05T10:20) and the latest kernel 4.5.0-0.rc6.git2.1. Hardware is a Dell Precision T5400 twin Xeon, with an NVIDIA GT610 using the Nouveau driver. Logging on to a Wayland session.

I compile up the GStreamer gtkglsink.c example from:



gcc `pkg-config --cflags --libc gtk+-3.0 gstreamer-1.0 x11` gtkglsink.c

and then run the resulting a.out, the window appears and then the machine completely freezes requiring a power off reset.

Doing the same thing on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon running the same Fedora Rawhide, the code works fine. It would therefore seem to be some combination of Wayland/Nouveau/kernel/NVIDIA card that sees the problem.

I was unsure which component to put this against, kernel was suggested simply because a user space program program should never be able to freeze a machine completely.
Comment 1 Jan Kurik 2016-07-26 00:07:59 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.
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