Bug 477325 - vanilla kernels hang randomly on system with RV350 card
vanilla kernels hang randomly on system with RV350 card
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-20 10:56 EST by Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
Modified: 2009-10-22 04:14 EDT (History)
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Description Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz 2008-12-20 10:56:43 EST
Description of problem:
Vanilla kernels (i.e. 2.6.27, next-20081128, next-20081219) which worked fine with Fedora 9 hang randomly with Fedora 10 on my Pentium M / 855PM / RV350 laptop.

Fedora kernels are not affected since they ship and use CONFIG_DRM_RADEON_KMS.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all fc10 versions including xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-62.fc10.i386

How reproducible:
fully reproducable

Steps to Reproduce:
1. get kernel from kernel.org
2. build it
3. try to use it
Actual results:

Expected results:
no hang

Additional info:
Downgrading driver to xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-19.fc9.i386 fixes hangs.

Same for rebuilding xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-61.fc10 and reverting radeon-gem-cs branch's commit 5c5736604e6a1bc280821bd92f3714e0c9e7d7d3 ("radeon: no need for this anymore").  Sorry but narrowing it down further the issue is impossible without some help due to complete lack of radeon-gem-cs's bisectability between:

commit 44fb767aa95e5f0725386106b89d0782fd53b768
("radeon: fixup modesetting code after rebasing to master")


commit 12e71eaf7999520d23d50cfbcfc0299b2bdf7a9d
("port to using drm header files")

With xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-62.fc10 things got worse as it lockups on gdm login screen (surprisingly mouse is still working but that's it...).

More details at:
Comment 1 Jörg Prante 2008-12-22 19:25:07 EST
On Powerbook G4 PPC Fedora 10 with RV350, xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-62.fc10 also causes hard lockup on gdm login. Just came in via system update... :-(

Thousands of messages in /var/log/gdm/:0.log:

(EE) RADEON(0): Idle timed out, resetting engine...
[mi] EQ overflowing. The server is probably stuck in an infinte loop.

After downgrading to xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-54.fc10, everything works again.
Comment 2 Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz 2009-02-15 13:42:30 EST
The issue still happens with xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.10.0-2.fc10.i386 and 2.6.25-rc5.
Comment 3 Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz 2009-02-15 13:43:19 EST
uh, 2.6.29-rc5
Comment 4 Jérôme Glisse 2009-10-15 10:48:47 EDT
Do you still have this issue with fedora 12 (you can test livecd from http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/desktop/) ?
Comment 5 Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz 2009-10-21 17:24:43 EDT
Sorry, I'm no longer using this machine actively so this bug should probably be closed.
Comment 6 Jérôme Glisse 2009-10-22 04:14:52 EDT
Ok closing this bug, reopen if you ever use the hw again and have the issue with newer fedora like fedora 12.

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