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
Sun Mar 6 17:02:42 PST 2011

On Sun, 2011-03-06 at 19:49 -0500, John D. Hendrickson and Sara Darnell
> I haven't heard of many chips that won't hang given the wrong 
> instructsion whether it's GPU or keyboard controller.

Of course.  This is why the kernel driver filters the commands going to
the GPU - the commands come from unprivileged applications (the Mesa
driver is just a shared library) and should not be trusted.

> Sounds like more 
> than a driver issue but a choice of driver issue.  How are you going to 
> have it both ways without an ammount of care you have no time for?
> having interrupting access / watchdog is nice if your driver can do that
> Ben Hutchings wrote:

Don't top-post.


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