Kernel almost hangs when CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=y

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at
Tue Aug 30 07:44:21 PDT 2011

On Tue, 30 Aug 2011, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:08:28PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > On Mon, 29 Aug 2011, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > > So, hypothetically speaking, hpa suggested then that we could pass
> > > firmware blobs over the linked list setup_data thing in the real-mode
> > > kernel header and parse_setup_data() can look at them and map them
> > > somewhere later for the driver to find. This should be doable because
> > > you're only gonna need a handful of blobs for CPU ucode, network and GPU
> > > if the last is compiled in.
> > > 
> > > I wanted to take a serious look at that for the ucode loading, maybe I
> > > should try to shuffle some time for it...
> > 
> > It would be very useful, yes.
> > 
> > Alternatively, you could extend the initrd format to have a firmware
> > directory appended after the filesystem image.  ACPI is going to abuse
> > the initrd in just that way to override ACPI tables very soon (patches
> > have been already submitted to linux-acpi),
> .. lemme guess: they didn't put the correct tables in the BIOS in the
> first place and now it is too late for a BIOS fix and want to shuffle in
> all those "fixes" through initrd ontop of ACPI. Oh boy, do I love all
> the ACPI crap stories :).


Actually, the patches were created by a distro for debug purposes.  No
vendor pushed for them.  But it is a safe bet that users will end up using
them to work around ACPI vendor crap that will never get fixed properly
through a BIOS update, etc.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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