[PATCH 2/3] linux: Make failure to iopl non-fatal

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Tue Jun 26 13:33:46 PDT 2012

We load the driver list, then enable I/O, then call driver probe based
on whether I/O enable succeeded.  That's bad, because the loaded
security policy might forbid port access.  We happen to treat that as
fatal for some reason, which means even drivers that don't need I/O
access (like kms and fbdev) don't get the chance to run.  Facepalm.

How about we just make that non-fatal instead, that sounds like a much
better plan.

Signed-off-by: Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com>
 hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/lnx_video.c |    7 ++-----
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/lnx_video.c b/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/lnx_video.c
index 895a79b..d9a5da1 100644
--- a/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/lnx_video.c
+++ b/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/lnx_video.c
@@ -510,11 +510,8 @@ static Bool
     if (ioperm(0, 1024, 1) || iopl(3)) {
-        if (errno == ENODEV)
-            ErrorF("xf86EnableIOPorts: no I/O ports found\n");
-        else
-            FatalError("xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL"
-                       " for I/O (%s)\n", strerror(errno));
+        ErrorF("xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (%s)\n",
+               strerror(errno));
         return FALSE;
 #if !defined(__alpha__)

More information about the xorg-devel mailing list