Bug 83897 - [NVE6] GK106 (GeForce GTX 660): Frequent GPU lockups
Summary: [NVE6] GK106 (GeForce GTX 660): Frequent GPU lockups
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/nouveau (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Nouveau Project
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-15 16:22 UTC by freedesk.apriori
Modified: 2019-12-04 08:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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jountalctl -b|grep nouveau (5.90 KB, text/plain)
2014-09-15 16:26 UTC, freedesk.apriori
no flags Details
grep nouveau *.log|grep -C 15 "fault" (47.41 KB, text/plain)
2014-09-15 16:35 UTC, freedesk.apriori
no flags Details
Recent lock-up logs, on Linux 4.0.3 and 4.0.4 (44.02 KB, text/plain)
2015-06-07 09:03 UTC, freedesk.apriori
no flags Details

Description freedesk.apriori 2014-09-15 16:22:43 UTC
I’m getting frequent GPU lockups which always seem to occur when playing video (either via mpv or via flash-plugin). Not sure how to tell whether this affects the 2D driver or the mesa one. Please reassign as you see fit.

The bug manifests as one of the following:
1. X screen freezes, no response when switching VTs, only SysRq+REISUB works.
2. X screen freezes, VT switch works, system can be rebooted by userspace tools.

The common denominator in the reported errors seems to be: «nouveau E[   PFIFO][0000:01:00.0]» with either «write fault», «read fault», which is then followed by «PGRAPH engine fault».

I’ll follow-up with a few relevant log files.

My current setup runs on:
* Linux 3.16.2
* Xorg 1.16.0
Comment 1 Ilia Mirkin 2014-09-15 16:25:33 UTC
There should be some fixes in 3.17-rc1 and later which affect GK106, especially if you're not using blob firmware. [After these changes it appears that the blob firmware is no longer necessary, BTW, in case you're using it.]
Comment 2 freedesk.apriori 2014-09-15 16:26:17 UTC
Created attachment 106330 [details]
jountalctl -b|grep nouveau

«journalctl -b -1|grep nouveau» for the most recent manifestation on Linux (ck) 3.16.2.
Comment 3 freedesk.apriori 2014-09-15 16:27:59 UTC
Ilia, thanks! So maybe this has been resolved already? While I’m at it I’ll still attach some of my collected logs, though, just in case something interesting/new might be in there.
Comment 4 freedesk.apriori 2014-09-15 16:35:55 UTC
Created attachment 106332 [details]
grep nouveau *.log|grep -C 15 "fault"

Output for «grep nouveau *.log|grep -C 15 "fault"» on a few collected logs of the freezes described above.

This is for various kernel versions, I’ll follow up a table with the relevant uname output for each logfile.

If there’s anything interesting in there that needs more than 15 lines of context, let me know.
Comment 5 freedesk.apriori 2014-09-15 16:41:34 UTC
«grep "Linux version" *.log». Some of the logs are missing the version message, though, since hard crashes screw up the journal’s reboot stamp, it seems, and I had to resort to using «journalctl --since $TIME».

nouveau.10.log:Aug 23 12:38:03 wirrsal kernel: Linux version 3.16.1-1-ck (squishy@ease) (gcc version 4.9.1 (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Aug 16 06:54:34 EDT 2014
nouveau.6.log:Jul 12 14:22:42 wirrsal kernel: Linux version 3.15.5-2-ck (squishy@ease) (gcc version 4.9.0 20140604 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 11 18:05:02 EDT 2014
nouveau.7.log:Jul 25 20:06:16 wirrsal kernel: Linux version 3.15.6-1-ck (squishy@ease) (gcc version 4.9.0 20140604 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 18 15:54:54 EDT 2014
nouveau.9.log:Aug 18 21:41:41 wirrsal kernel: Linux version 3.16.1-1-ck (squishy@ease) (gcc version 4.9.1 (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Aug 16 06:54:34 EDT 2014
Comment 6 freedesk.apriori 2015-06-07 09:03:37 UTC
Created attachment 116335 [details]
Recent lock-up logs, on Linux 4.0.3 and 4.0.4

I tried running Nouveau on Linux 4 again for a while, but the driver still locks up frequently. Here’s some of the recent logs in case it helps.
Comment 7 Martin Peres 2019-12-04 08:49:17 UTC
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