2.6.25-rc3 + RS690 + DRM + xf86-video-ati hang

Dave Airlie airlied at linux.ie
Tue Mar 4 01:24:08 PST 2008

> > results in a machine that boots to GDM successfully. Likewise if I
> > disable CONFIG_DRM_RADEON in 2.6.25-rc3 the machine boots to GDM ok.
> is what we wanted to know, thanks.  Surely it's a plain old regression?

Nope, its a userspace driver problem.. we have not released 
non-experimental code for that chipset, so its not surprising it fails 
when the kernel code gets run, but the fix most likely is in userspace not 
in the kernel.

I could disable the userspace DRI code but then where would I find my 
testers .. if he reads his Xorg log it says DRI is experimental on rs690 
and not to come crying..

this is the problem with adding new chipsets, I either wait for 6 months 
for all the bugs to get kicked out so nobody wins, or I push it upstream 
so most people win, I could back this out of the kernel, but experimental 
userspace code isn't  a reason for this..


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