X starts correctly, but when I try to run a program that has a graphical interface(e.g. glxgears, firefox), my system locks up. I cannot even ssh in to view error messages. If I disable Radeon KMS in the kernel, everything works fine. My graphics card is an xpress 200m. I am using the latest git versions of most of the relevant software, here are the exact versions:
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I noticed that if I use software rendering, I can get glxgears to run for about three seconds before X freezes. Afterwards, I can still switch virtual terminals, but X is no longer functional. If I use the gallium driver with RADEON_SOFTPIPE enabled, glxgears does not cause X to freeze, but it does not display correctly. The gears are shifted up off the top of the screen, and only the bottom half of the large red gear is visible. If I try to run Firefox with the gallium driver(RADEON_SOFTPIPE enabled), it works for a few seconds and then X freezes, and I experience the same problem as when I run glxgears with software rendering. In both cases the dmesg log is filled with entries like this:
[drm:radeon_fence_wait] *ERROR* fence(e9f2c0e0:0x0000064A) 521ms timeout
[drm:radeon_fence_wait] *ERROR* last signaled fence(0x0000064A)
[drm:radeon_fence_wait] *ERROR* fence(e9f2c240:0x0000064B) 510ms timeout going to reset GPU
[drm] CP reset succeed (RBBM_STATUS=0x00000140)
[drm] radeon: cp idle (0x10000000)
[drm] radeon: ring at 0x0000000030000000
[drm] ring test succeeded in 0 usecs
[drm] GPU reset succeed (RBBM_STATUS=0x00000140)
I have done some debugging of the problem, and it appears my system locks up while calling glXSwapBuffers() on line 340 of glxgears.c. This is while I am using the regular r300 mesa driver.
I have a very similar behavior in ArchLinux. I can login using lxdm. Once Xfce is started it either freezes almost immediately or after a few seconds when I have opened a terminal or anything else.
I'm not sure if this is a different issue or the same. Behavior looks similar and it's the same chipset family I think. We had used KMS already for a while in kernel 2.6.31 where it worked well. It started to freeze later, first noticed in 2.6.33rc1. I have no interesting entries in dmesg or Xorg.log. How can I provide more information to track this down? (using kernel 2.6.33, libdrm 2.4.18, mesa 7.7 and ddx from todays git master)
(--) PCI:*(0:1:5:0) 1002:5a62:144d:c02b ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M] rev 0, Mem @ 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xc0000000/65536, I/O @ 0x00009000/256, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
Do things work any better with a newer drm? 2.3.33/4 or Dave's drm-radeon-testing branch (http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/airlied/drm-2.6.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/drm-radeon-testing)?
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> I'm not sure if this is a different issue or the same. Behavior looks similar
> and it's the same chipset family I think. We had used KMS already for a while
> in kernel 2.6.31 where it worked well. It started to freeze later, first
> noticed in 2.6.33rc1. I have no interesting entries in dmesg or Xorg.log. How
> can I provide more information to track this down? (using kernel 2.6.33, libdrm
> 2.4.18, mesa 7.7 and ddx from todays git master)
Any chance you could bisect the kernel to see what change broke it?
Here are the results from git bisect:
Starting with the 2.6.31 kernel, KMS works fine until this commit:
After this commit, xdm freezes at the login screen, but I can still switch to another virtual terminal. My dmesg log has the message described in comment #3 repeated several times. This behavior continues until commit: 6b46362c0ea472b174c336786fd406c504326ad4
After this commit, I experience the behavior described in comment #1.
I am now using X server 1.7.5 and the latest git versions of mesa, libdrm, and ddx.
I will attach the output of lspci to give a little more information about my system.
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Thanks Tom. It seems we have the same problem. Mine is a Samsung R40 Cinoso
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c02b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 17
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at c0020000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb
For me kernel 126.96.36.199 is unusable with KMS. It freezes either at loginmanager or very soon when moving around the first window I opened. With 2.6.34rc1 it crahses less often at login but still sometimes. When I can login it seems quiet stable until I start glxgears.
In UMS mode the system is also sometimes crashing when starting Xorg/loginmanager. When it comes up it's stable in usual desktop work. But 3D games like supertuxkart are broken (textures almost invisible). Not sure if this is drm or mesa related.
After some more testing, I am sure that commit 3e5cb98dfe87cc61d0a1119dd8aa2b1e4cfab424 is the problem. I have attached a patch that fixes this bug for me.
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This patch can be applied to drm-radeon-testing with
This is a chipset/bios issue. Your system probably needs a pci quirk to fix or disable MSIs rather than a blanket disabling of MSIs for rs400s. For reference:
booting with pci=nomsi should work around the problem. You should file a pci bug on https://bugzilla.kernel.org
Because the same bug was filed in the kernel bugzilla, closing here...