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Bug 771750 - x11-misc/bumblebee-3.2.1_p20210112 not working correctly with x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-460.39-r1
Summary: x11-misc/bumblebee-3.2.1_p20210112 not working correctly with x11-drivers/nvi...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Pacho Ramos
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-02-20 17:25 UTC by Stefano
Modified: 2022-07-24 08:31 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Package list:
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Description Stefano 2021-02-20 17:25:10 UTC
As per the summary, current bumblebee version (3.2.1_p20210112) seems not to work with latest stable x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-460.39-r1, whereas the same configuration works like a charm with 450.102.04

When malfunctioning, bumblebee starts normally; however, running optirun <whatever> hangs; if interrupted with ctrl+c it just prints a noninformative error message "[WARN]Could not read data! Error: Bad file descriptor"

Relevant portion of messages:

Feb 20 17:54:14 tardis kernel: bbswitch: enabling discrete graphics
Feb 20 17:54:14 tardis kernel: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
Feb 20 17:54:14 tardis kernel: Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
Feb 20 17:54:14 tardis kernel: nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 241
Feb 20 17:54:15 tardis kernel: NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  460.39  Thu Jan 21 21:54:06 UTC 2021
Feb 20 17:55:15 tardis kernel: udevd[2061]: worker [19609] /module/nvidia is taking a long time
Feb 20 17:57:15 tardis kernel: udevd[2061]: worker [19609] /module/nvidia timeout; kill it
Feb 20 17:57:15 tardis kernel: udevd[2061]: seq 2769 '/module/nvidia' killed
Feb 20 17:57:15 tardis kernel: udevd[2061]: worker [19609] terminated by signal 9 (Killed)
Feb 20 17:57:15 tardis kernel: udevd[2061]: worker [19609] failed while handling '/module/nvidia'

The Xorg instance opened by bumblebee remains hanging and is impossible to kill even manually.

Any advice on how to debug this thing further would be helpful.

Reproducible: Always

$ emerge --info
Portage 3.0.13 (python 3.8.7-final-0, default/linux/amd64/17.1/desktop/plasma, gcc-9.3.0, glibc-2.32-r6, 5.10.12-gentoo x86_64)
System uname: Linux-5.10.12-gentoo-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-_i7-10750H_CPU_@_2.60GHz-with-glibc2.2.5
KiB Mem:    32627884 total,  25968356 free
KiB Swap:  131071996 total, 131071996 free
Timestamp of repository gentoo: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 16:30:01 +0000
Head commit of repository gentoo: 432c872d280240f814b1641cdb4f1560f54e4b46
sh bash 5.0_p18
ld GNU ld (Gentoo 2.35.1 p2) 2.35.1
ccache version 4.1 [disabled]
app-shells/bash:          5.0_p18::gentoo
dev-java/java-config:     2.3.1::gentoo
dev-lang/perl:            5.30.3::gentoo
dev-lang/python:          2.7.18-r6::gentoo, 3.8.7-r1::gentoo, 3.9.1-r1::gentoo
dev-util/ccache:          4.1::gentoo
dev-util/cmake:           3.18.5::gentoo
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.7::gentoo
sys-apps/openrc:          0.42.1-r1::gentoo
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.20::gentoo
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13-r1::gentoo, 2.69-r5::gentoo
sys-devel/automake:       1.13.4-r2::gentoo, 1.16.2-r1::gentoo
sys-devel/binutils:       2.35.1-r1::gentoo
sys-devel/gcc:            9.3.0-r2::gentoo
sys-devel/gcc-config:     2.3.2-r1::gentoo
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4.6-r6::gentoo
sys-devel/make:           4.3::gentoo
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 5.4-r1::gentoo (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.32-r6::gentoo

    location: /var/db/repos/gentoo
    sync-type: rsync
    sync-uri: rsync://
    priority: -1000
    sync-rsync-verify-jobs: 1
    sync-rsync-verify-max-age: 24
    sync-rsync-verify-metamanifest: yes

    location: /var/lib/layman/steam-overlay
    masters: gentoo
    priority: 50

CFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/sofficerc /usr/share/config /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt /usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-2.0 /usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-3.0"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/dconf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /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="-march=native -O2 -pipe"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-docompress binpkg-dostrip binpkg-logs config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles ipc-sandbox merge-sync multilib-strict network-sandbox news parallel-fetch pid-sandbox preserve-libs protect-owned qa-unresolved-soname-deps sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
GENTOO_MIRRORS=" rsync://"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --omit-dir-times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages --exclude=/.git"
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Comment 1 Ionen Wolkens gentoo-dev 2021-02-20 20:08:18 UTC
If I were to guess it's probably related to 460's reworked power management which is a major change since 450.xx, not that I use bumblebee so I can't help with that.
Comment 2 Stefano 2021-02-21 09:34:04 UTC
(In reply to Ionen Wolkens from comment #1)
> If I were to guess it's probably related to 460's reworked power management
> which is a major change since 450.xx, not that I use bumblebee so I can't
> help with that.

I have the same feeling but no proof. In case it helps, since the new driver comes with systemd stuff, I'll point out I'm not on systemd.
Comment 3 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2021-02-23 15:19:40 UTC
Does bumblebee-3.2.1_p20190421-r1 still work for you with that setup?
Comment 4 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2021-02-23 15:22:07 UTC
I am also unsure if this change could be related
Comment 5 Stefano 2021-02-26 15:44:23 UTC
So, I tried downgrading bumblebee and upgrading nvidia-drivers, and it seems to work. Then I tried upgrading bumblebee again... and the very same configuration that didn't work at all now works. I'll try to figure out what butterfly flapped their wings somewhere.
Comment 6 Stefano 2021-02-26 16:09:46 UTC
OK, the relationship of this bug with the power management is getting more and more concrete. The factor that seems to change between everything working and viceversa is booting the machine with, or without, the AC adapter. Now I can dive in the mess of ACPI, bumblebee and laptop-mode for hours.
Comment 7 Stefano 2021-04-17 08:13:07 UTC
This was fixed somehow with the following versions:
Bumblebee 3.2.1_p20210112-r4
Nvidia-drivers 460.56

The only required trick: not starting the vgl service (i.e. commenting out the want vgl in the init script, if using openrc).

I would suggest removing that dependency, it really does not seem necessary?
Comment 8 Ionen Wolkens gentoo-dev 2021-04-17 08:26:04 UTC
(In reply to Stefano from comment #7)
> This was fixed somehow with the following versions:
> Bumblebee 3.2.1_p20210112-r4
> Nvidia-drivers 460.56
If you could, can you check if all good with =nvidia-drivers-460.67 as well? 460.67 ebuild changed many things but I'm not familiar with bumblebee setups to test, and then it'll be stable in roughly ~3 days if no issues.

Knowing if no regression with 465.19.01 would be useful too, it did change a few things wrt acpi handling (not that I'm planning to stable 465 branch anytime soon).
Comment 9 Stefano 2021-04-17 09:41:44 UTC
Disregard my previous optimistic assumption. This setup literally works or stops working across reboots.

I'll work on it some more.
Comment 10 Stefano 2021-04-18 13:00:10 UTC
(In reply to Ionen Wolkens from comment #8)

> If you could, can you check if all good with =nvidia-drivers-460.67 as well?
> 460.67 ebuild changed many things but I'm not familiar with bumblebee setups
> to test, and then it'll be stable in roughly ~3 days if no issues.

It works (with the same random quirks I'm still trying to understand) just as well as .56