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Bug 65383

Summary: Nvidia syscall generates signal 4 fault, crashes...
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Alex McDarmont <a_mcdarmont>
Component: [OLD] KDEAssignee: Gentoo X packagers <x11>
Severity: critical    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Alex McDarmont 2004-09-26 02:11:27 UTC
I've been getting infrequent lockups running a Gentoo 2.4 kernel, Xfree 4.30, Nvidia GeForce440mx, Athlon 2600+ and nForce2 chipset. Am using the modules that "emerge nvidia-kernel" builds for video.

A bit of hunting found kdm.log and the crash time is right to the second:

XFree86 Version
Release Date: 15 August 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.25-gentoo-r1 i686 [ELF] 
Build Date: 15 August 2004
	Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Sun Sep 26 18:27:29 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
(EE) NVIDIA(0): vm86() syscall generated signal 4.
(II) Initializing extension GLX
Creating menu entries for kdm in /usr/kde/3.2/share/config/kdm/sessions...
QImage::convertDepth: Image is a null image
QImage::smoothScale: Image is a null image
SetClientVersion: 0 7

The system becomes completely unresponsive and requires a hard reboot each time :(

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on computer
2. Log in...

Portage 2.0.50-r5 (default-x86-2004.0, gcc-3.3.2, glibc-2.3.2-r9, 2.4.25-gentoo-r1)
System uname: 2.4.25-gentoo-r1 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+
Gentoo Base System version
Autoconf: sys-devel/autoconf-2.58-r1
Automake: sys-devel/automake-1.8.3
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config
/usr/kde/3.2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/share/config
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs ccache sandbox"
USE="X acpi apm arts avi berkdb bitmap-fonts cdr crypt cups dvd dvdr encode esd
firebird foomaticdb gdbm gif gphoto2 gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 hardened icq imlib
java jpeg kde ldap libg++ libwww lirc mad mikmod mmx motif mozilla mpeg msn
mysql ncurses nls oggvorbis opengl oscar oss pam pdflib perl png ppds python qt
quicktime readline samba sdl slang spell ssl svga tcltk tcpd truetype x86
xinerama xml2 xmms xprint xv yahoo zlib"
Comment 1 Simone Gotti (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-26 05:22:50 UTC
I don't see anything related to kdm (except that the log is generated by it) Like you'll see the crash is related to the xserver, probably if you try to don't run kdm you'll get the same crash.
So I think that this bug should be reassigned.
Comment 2 Andrew Bevitt 2004-12-12 02:03:13 UTC
Which nvidia-kernel are you using? Can you please try 1.0.6629 if you are not.
Comment 3 Gregorio Guidi (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-12-23 07:37:40 UTC
reassigning as this is not related to kde...
Comment 4 Andrew Bevitt 2004-12-23 15:28:44 UTC
Reopen this if its still a problem and lets us know how its going...