Bug#616301: xserver-xorg-video-radeon:screen goes black, system hangs after 2sec:[youtube(FF/Opera)-reset req.]

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Fri Mar 4 17:50:39 PST 2011

On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 21:01 +0200, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
> severity 616301 critical
> thanks

No, not unless it will affect a large proportion of users.

> My system locks up whenever I click on a YouTube video link since
> yesterday. I can probably live without YouTube :), but in any case this
> shouldn't happen.
> This isn't a singled out case nor in exotic, possibly faulty, hardware.
> It's on a standard 1½-year old Dell OptiPlex 780 desktop with a Radeon
> HD card (one of the standard configurations) and this is on a stock
> squeeze system.
> The findings so far seem to suggest this is a Mesa issue; I'd probably
> file it under "Linux kernel bugs" (or even DoS bugs) but I'm not sure
> where to properly file such bugs in the post-KMS stack world.

If there is a kernel driver involved then it should be assigned to the
kernel.  Even without KMS, a Mesa driver should be considered untrusted
and should not be able to trigger a crash or hang.  With KMS, this
applies to the X driver too.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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