Bug 810695 - Random freezes
Random freezes
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: 2012-04-08 08:19 EDT by Boricua
Modified: 2013-07-31 17:47 EDT (History)
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Description Boricua 2012-04-08 08:19:24 EDT
Description of problem:
Sudden, random and hard freezes forcing a hard reboot.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fully updated Fedora 17.

How reproducible:
At random, with no apparent trigger.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.At random, with no warning at all.
Actual results:
Total system freeze, including mouse and sound.

Expected results:
No freeze at all.

Additional info:
I'm using an nvidia gforce 8300 card which never before gave trouble.  Also at random and very probably related, I'm seeing random loss of digital output to the monitor, as in losing signal from the card.
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2012-04-09 13:27:33 EDT
So when you say "never before", can you be more specific?  Like, "never had this problem in Fedora 16" for instance?
Comment 2 Boricua 2012-04-09 13:53:53 EDT
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough. The card has been with me since at least Fedora 14, after I replaced my not-so-reliable gforce 7300.  The digital connection worked flawlessly until Fedora 15, when I was forced to use the analog connection; same with Fedora 16.  With Fedora 17 I was able to, once again, use the digital connection.
Comment 3 Ben Pierce 2012-12-18 11:05:59 EST
I am experiencing the same issue with the nouveau driver on Fedora 17 x86_64 on MacBookPro6,2 booting EFI:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 330M] (rev a2)

[62312.308128] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: PFIFO_DMA_PUSHER - Ch 3 Get 0x0021078ba0 Put 0x002107a3c4 IbGet 0x00000b81 IbPut 0x00000b82 State 0x80000020 (err: INVALID_CMD) Push 0x00400040
[65555.191561] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: PFIFO_DMA_PUSHER - Ch 3 Get 0x00210e5ebc Put 0x00210e76d4 IbGet 0x0000047c IbPut 0x0000047d State 0x80000000 (err: INVALID_CMD) Push 0x00400040

[ 65756.411] [mi] Increasing EQ size to 4096 to prevent dropped events.
[ 65756.412] [mi] EQ processing has resumed after 947 dropped events.
[ 65756.412] [mi] This may be caused my a misbehaving driver monopolizing the server's resources.
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