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Bug 349247 - sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.36-r5 x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati-6.13.1 kernel blows up
Summary: sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.36-r5 x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati-6.13.1 kernel ...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-12-21 05:02 UTC by Christopher Head
Modified: 2011-03-23 05:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

dmesg output from a failed attempt (,30.48 KB, text/plain)
2010-12-21 05:03 UTC, Christopher Head
dmesg output from a successful attempt (dmesg.ok,22.77 KB, text/plain)
2010-12-21 05:05 UTC, Christopher Head
dmesg output with radeon.agpmode=-1 (dmesg.agpmode-1,24.37 KB, text/plain)
2010-12-27 02:37 UTC, Christopher Head

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Description Christopher Head 2010-12-21 05:02:48 UTC
When booting the above listed combination of packages (or xf86-video-ati-6.13.2, the unstable), as soon as X starts, my monitor goes into DPMS powersave and I get backtraces in dmesg. Downgrading to sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.35-r12 fixes the problem. I will attach dmesg output from both kernel versions.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

# emerge --info sys-kernel/gentoo-sources x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati
Portage (default/linux/x86/10.0, gcc-4.4.4, glibc-2.11.2-r3, 2.6.36-gentoo-r5 i686)
                        System Settings
System uname: Linux-2.6.36-gentoo-r5-i686-Intel-R-_Pentium-R-_4_CPU_2.80GHz-with-gentoo-1.12.14
Timestamp of tree: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 01:15:01 +0000
app-shells/bash:     4.1_p7
dev-java/java-config: 2.1.11-r1
dev-lang/python:     2.6.6-r1, 3.1.2-r4
dev-util/cmake:      2.8.1-r2
sys-apps/baselayout: 1.12.14-r1
sys-apps/sandbox:    2.4
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.65-r1
sys-devel/automake:  1.9.6-r3, 1.10.3, 1.11.1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.20.1-r1
sys-devel/gcc:       4.4.4-r2
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
sys-devel/libtool:   2.2.10
sys-devel/make:      3.81-r2
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.30-r1 (sys-kernel/linux-headers)
ACCEPT_LICENSE="* -@EULA dlj-1.1 sun-bcla-java-vm AdobeFlash-10.1"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -mfpmath=sse"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/X11/xkb /var/lib/hsqldb"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/eselect/postgresql /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -mfpmath=sse"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs distlocks fixlafiles fixpackages news parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
LINGUAS="en en_CA"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/var/lib/layman/sunrise /usr/local/portage"
USE="X a52 aac acpi aio alsa bzip2 cairo caps cdda cddb cdinstall cdio cli cups custom-optimization cvs cxx dbus dillo double-precision dri dvd faac faad fat ffmpeg fftw flac fontconfig fortran gcrypt gif gimp glade glibc-omitfp gmp gnutls gtk hal hou hpn idn imap iphone java java6 jce joystick jpeg libsamplerate mercurial mikmod mmx modules mp3 mpeg multiuser ncurses nls nntp nowin nptl nptlonly ntfs ntp offensive ogg opengl openmp pam pdf plotutils png ppds pppd qq readline scanner sdl session sou sparse spell sse sse2 startup-notification stream subversion svg symlink sysfs taglib theora thunar timidity truetype unicode usb videos vim-syntax vorbis win32codecs x86 xinerama xorg xscreensaver xulrunner xv xvid zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1 emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="en en_CA" PHP_TARGETS="php5-2" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18" SANE_BACKENDS="plustek" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" XFCE_PLUGINS="menu" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account" 

                        Package Settings

sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.35-r12 was built with the following:
USE="-build -deblob -symlink"

sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.36-r5 was built with the following:
USE="symlink -build -deblob"

x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati-6.13.2 was built with the following:
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed -Wl,-z,lazy"
Comment 1 Christopher Head 2010-12-21 05:03:39 UTC
Created attachment 257655 [details]
dmesg output from a failed attempt
Comment 2 Christopher Head 2010-12-21 05:05:50 UTC
Created attachment 257657 [details]
dmesg output from a successful attempt
Comment 3 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn gentoo-dev 2010-12-21 23:19:54 UTC
See if booting with radeon.agpmode=-1 kernel parameter makes a difference.
Comment 4 Christopher Head 2010-12-27 02:37:01 UTC
Created attachment 258151 [details]
dmesg output with radeon.agpmode=-1

With radeon.agpmode=-1, same visible effect.
Comment 5 Christopher Head 2010-12-28 06:10:12 UTC
xorg-server-1.9.2 just arrived stable, and xf86-video-ati-6.13.2, still broken.
Comment 6 lumbrius 2011-01-11 10:23:03 UTC
Same with 2.6.36-gentoo-r5, 6.13.2 ati drivers
Comment 7 Christopher Head 2011-02-13 19:56:37 UTC
xf86-video-ati-6.14.0 just arrived stable, same problem.
Comment 8 Mike Pagano gentoo-dev 2011-03-21 18:48:25 UTC
Have you searched for/opened a bug at
Comment 9 Christopher Head 2011-03-22 04:27:11 UTC
I have now.
Comment 10 Mike Pagano gentoo-dev 2011-03-23 00:46:26 UTC
Thanks, we'll watch the upstream bug
Comment 11 Christopher Head 2011-03-23 05:42:59 UTC
2.6.37 fixed this.