Bug 487432 - X server crashes/hangs with modesetting on Radeon 9600XT
X server crashes/hangs with modesetting on Radeon 9600XT
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-25 17:50 EST by Callum Lerwick
Modified: 2009-12-18 03:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 03:03:13 EST
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Xorg log (161.48 KB, text/plain)
2009-02-25 17:50 EST, Callum Lerwick
no flags Details
F11 xorg log (72.89 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-03 13:26 EDT, Callum Lerwick
no flags Details

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Description Callum Lerwick 2009-02-25 17:50:11 EST
Created attachment 333251 [details]
Xorg log

Description of problem:
Hmmm, while browsing for WoW tips I stumbled upon a pop-up ad site that consistently crashes the X server. It's the only one I've found so far:


Twice it crashed the X server when opened in my existing firefox session, load the page and suddenly you find yourself looking at the GDM login screen. Once I figured out what was going on I tried it in a fresh session, and it hung the server instead, mouse would move but server otherwise wedged. Keyboard not responsive, killing off the server remotely results in a screwed up console and the X server will not start back up again without hanging, no option but to reboot.

This is the exact same system as in #474977. Workaround is to disable modesetting, I've not had a single crash with modesetting disabled.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open http://www.teamidemise.com/?hop=mmktggrp in Firefox

Actual results:
X server crashes or hangs.

Expected results:
Page loads normally
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-03-02 12:52:42 EST
Hmm, cannot reproduce here both with i810 and ATI driver (F10 and Rawhide). Dave, do you see anything interesting in that log?
Comment 2 Callum Lerwick 2009-05-03 13:25:27 EDT
Okay, so I upgraded to F11/rawhide. That specific web site no longer seems to crash the server.

However, I still quite often get lockups when modesetting is enabled. It seems to have something to do with opening/closing Firefox windows, but I haven't nailed down anything specific yet. No crash, but the X server seems to lock up, the mouse cursor moves but nothing else responds. Console switching and ctl-alt-bs (which I enabled) doesn't work. I have to ssh in and reboot the machine.

So modesetting is still unusably broken for me.


Attaching a current xorg log.
Comment 3 Callum Lerwick 2009-05-03 13:26:53 EDT
Created attachment 342244 [details]
F11 xorg log
Comment 4 Callum Lerwick 2009-05-19 14:37:03 EDT
Well hot damn. It seems OpenGL has started mostly workin with modesetting disabled as of:


I just played a few games of Quake 3 at 90fps, with the detail all the way up. However there seems to be a problem if you try and change the OpenGL settings in the game, if you click "apply" the screen goes black and the game locks up. Keyboard doesn't work, not even caps lock, can't switch vconsoles. If I ssh in and kill -9 quake3 the X server seems to recover okay though.

I can even fire up Doom 3, and the menu screens work smoothly and render perfectly, something I haven't seen in a while. But I can't seem to start a game, the screen just goes black and the game locks up. Once again I have to ssh in and kill it. But doom3 doesn't seem to need -9. I see this in the log:

doom.x86: radeon_mipmap_tree.c:114: compute_tex_image_offset: Assertion `lvl->size > 0' failed.

I'll try it with modesetting enabled later.
Comment 5 Callum Lerwick 2009-05-21 00:07:33 EDT
Okay, I'm now running with modesetting *enabled*. Quake 3 works, and doesn't have the lockup problem when changing OpenGl settings. But performance seems to suffer, with high detail settings I get downwards of 15fps in busy scenes. With low detail settings (lightmaping seems to be what really kills it) I get a more acceptable 30-40 fps, but that's a far cry from 90fps...

Starting Doom 3 killed the server right away. The screen went black, and the server locked up. Keyboard totally nonfunctional. I ssh'ed in, doom3.x86 has become a defunct proccess, and Xorg wouldn't even respond to kill -9. I had to reboot the machine.

No lockups so far using Firefox. But I'll have to browse for a while more to be sure.
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