Bug 174906 - "Mesa" segfaults on "SuperSavage" at 2nd consecutive "X" session
"Mesa" segfaults on "SuperSavage" at 2nd consecutive "X" session
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-12-03 15:18 EST by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:23 EST (History)
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Description Joachim Frieben 2005-12-03 15:18:17 EST
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Description of problem:
Direct rendering on my "IBM ThinkPad T23" is up and running
after booting the machine. The video chip is an "S3 Inc.
SuperSavage IX/C SDR rev 5". "glxinfo" reports that direct
rendering is enabled and 3D hardware acceleration is ok.
However, after logging out and in again, execution of
"glxinfo" triggers a segmentation fault. "DRI" enabled
applications make the "X" session abort instantaneously.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to "X" session.
2. Check proper working of "DRI". Ok, it works.
3. Log out and log in again.
4. Check proper working of "DRI" again.

Actual Results:  "glxinfo" reports "Segmentation fault". "OpenGL" screen
saver and similar applications make the "X" session crash

Expected Results:  "DRI" should work beyond the first "X" session.

Additional info:

This bug already affected my own experimental monolithic
"Xorg" builds since August 2005 based on Mike Harris'
initial RPM packages including "Xorg 6.9 RC2".
Comment 1 Sammy 2005-12-03 20:14:36 EST
You are better off than I am on ThinkPad T42 with Radeon 9600 M10 and Dell Precision 
with Radeon 7000 VE. They both freeze the computer if "Load dri" is included. 
Comment 2 Joachim Frieben 2005-12-04 04:41:37 EST
I have the same problem with my desktop PC which is equipped with a
Radeon 7200 (R100 QD) graphics card. It also freezes. However,
your comment is off-topic. This bug report exclusively deals with
the "savage" driver.
Post to the corresponding bug report please or open a new bug report
yourself, thanks.
Comment 3 Joachim Frieben 2005-12-05 03:27:27 EST
Upgrading to the current DRM version fixes the problem. No segmentation
faults anymore. The actual kernel module versions according to "dmesg"

[drm] Initialized drm 1.0.1 20051102
[drm] Initialized savage 2.4.1 20050313 on minor 0:

Please consider updating kernel DRM to the current version.
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2005-12-05 04:40:31 EST
Please report this problem to X.org bugzilla located at
http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg" component, so that any problems
with the "savage" 2D and/or 3D driver can be addressed prior to the official
X11R7 release.

Once you've filed the bug in X.Org bugzilla, please paste the URL here and
Red Hat will track the problem in X.Org bugzilla and consider applying
any patches that become available in a future development build.

Additionally, if our kernel DRM is too old, please file a bug against the
"kernel" component in Red Hat bugzilla, as that is where the DRM source
code is built which ships in our kernel.  The DRM source in the X source
code is not used by our kernel, so all DRM related bug reports should always
be filed against the kernel component.

Thanks in advance.

Setting status to "NEEDINFO_REPORTER", and awaiting upstream bug URL for

Comment 5 Joachim Frieben 2005-12-05 05:23:33 EST
Bug 174975 filed against the kernel component for using obsolescent
"DRM" version. Current version is 1.0.0, upstream version is 1.0.1.
Comment 6 Joachim Frieben 2005-12-05 11:41:55 EST
Looks pretty much like:


I have asked to check against current "DRM". Unless I receive feedback
from other concerned users within a reasonable amount of time, I will
open a separate bug report and report it here.
Comment 7 Joachim Frieben 2005-12-11 12:17:09 EST
After reverting my system to FC4, I have built monolithic RPMs of
Xorg 6.9-RC3. They exhibit the same bug. The 2nd login makes
Mesa segfault. Building kernel modules of the current DRM version
1.0.1 again settles the problem.
Comment 8 Joachim Frieben 2005-12-30 06:01:11 EST
Even the current DRM version 1.0.0 works, if it is loaded "by hand"
some time during the boot procedure. Because I "insmodded" the
self-built module anyway via "rc.sysinit", I got misled.
Appending "/sbin/modprobe savage" does the job, too. No "DRM" update
is thus required. Consequently, it might be a problem with "initscripts"
or "udev". I have to check next, if the bug is Red Hat specific or not.
Comment 9 Joachim Frieben 2005-12-30 07:14:06 EST
Essentially the same problem occurs after bootig from a Ubuntu 6.04
alpha Live CD. The (modular) X server release is 7.0.0 RC4. It is
thus not Red Hat specific.
Comment 10 Joachim Frieben 2006-01-14 06:40:30 EST
Fixed in "kernel-2.6.15-1.1853_FC5" (2.6.15-git9) by "DRM" upstream
update to version 1.0.1 committed by D. Airlie.
Comment 11 Mike A. Harris 2006-01-16 22:28:47 EST
While X does contain DRM source code, we do not use that DRM source.  The
DRM source used in the OS, is part of the kernel.

Reassigning to kernel component...
Comment 12 Dave Jones 2006-01-17 00:58:57 EST
DRM changes temporarily reverted due to other problems needing to be worked out
Comment 13 Dave Jones 2006-03-04 18:23:17 EST
should be fixed in current builds

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