[BUG] recent squeeze X11 updates causing SIGSEGV on startup
rct at gherkin.frus.com
Mon Sep 14 08:52:14 PDT 2009
On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 11:38:27AM -0400, Matt Turner wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 11:34 AM, Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 11:27:28 -0400, Matt Turner wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Thanks for the report. I was getting the exact same failure as you.
> >> The crash happens in xf86SlowBCopyFromBus, which seems to be totally
> >> useless. So I killed that code:
> >> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/commit/?id=5ef53a94ce4e48e11de26290cd677266308640c8
> >> If anyone finds that it's needed on some systems, let me know and
> >> we'll figure out something. Otherwise, that code is gone from
> >> xserver-1.7 and shouldn't cause any more problems.
> >> I don't know if anyone is planning another 1.6.x release, but if they
> >> are, they might consider cherry-picking that commit.
> > It can probably be cherry-picked to our package in any case, if someone
> > confirms that it's enough to make things work.
> > Cheers,
> > Julien
> Unfortunately, it's not. It just gets you past that segfault.
> I might have further broken sparse mapping support with it as well.
> We just need to get to a point where _something_ works on Alpha, and
> then we'll go back and fix sparse.
Thanks for the quick response. I'll be glad to test/eval any update
prior to its release to "testing" if that would be helpful. Just let me
know what it is and when it's available from the "unstable" pool.
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