This bug has been copied from bug #596899 and has been proposed
to be backported to 5.5 z-stream (EUS).
2727481 build (RHEL-5.5-Z-candidate, /cvs/dist:rpms/xorg-x11-server/RHEL-5:xorg-x11-server-1_1_1-48_76_el5_5_2) completed successfully
setting verified field to nVidia as bug #596899 was verified (and this one is a clone)
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The 'miDbePositionWindow' function allocates two pixmaps: a front buffer, and a back buffer. If the buffers are supposed to be initialized, it validates a graphic context (GC) against the front buffer, then uses it to fill and/or copy both the front buffer and the back buffer, without revalidating. If the acceleration architecture needed different GC functions for the two pixmaps, for example if allocation of the front buffer exhausted video memory, then this caused crashes because the GC was not validated for the back buffer pixmap. With this update, the crashes no longer occur and GC validation works as expected.