[PATCH v2 0/2] Fix nouveau-related freezes

Andrew Lutomirski luto at mit.edu
Tue Nov 16 14:19:30 PST 2010

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Andy Lutomirski <luto at mit.edu> wrote:
> Nouveau takes down my system quite reliably when any hotplug event occurs.
> The bug happens because the IRQ handler didn't acknowledge the hotplug
> state until the bottom half, so the card generated a new interrupt
> immediately, starving the bottom half and permanently starving that CPU
> (and hence the bottom half).
> Even with this fix, a lot of the IRQ code looks rather broken.
> This is tested on 2.6.36 (and makes the system stable for me), but it also
> applies cleanly to 2.6.37 (untested, but surely also necessary).  Fedora 14's
> 2.6.35 kernels seem to have to same problem for me, so I suspect that 2.6.35
> needs this fix as well.  (All of my tests are on an NV50 card.)
> Changes from v1:
>  - Ignore unrequested hotplug bits (I accidentally removed that part).
>  - Support newer hardware (untested -- Ben, can you check this?)

Just a quick ping: is this making its way to Linus (and stable)?  I've
been running it for five days through (literally, due to monitor bugs)
thousands of plug/unplug cycles with no ill effects.

(Can we *please* get rid of, or at least ratelimit, the
plugged/unplugged printk?  It's taking over my logs, and I'm almost
certain that it's not a driver bug.)


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