jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Fri Nov 9 13:09:04 PST 2007
On Friday, November 09, 2007 6:46 am Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Jesse Barnes wrote:
> > There are still several open issues with this release, but bugs are being
> > squashed fairly quickly, so it may shape up into something decent by
> > release time.
> Just FYI here are the patches currently in the Mandriva package. You can
> perhaps take them upstream or perhaps fix in alternative ways?
> * x11-driver-video-i810-vt_fix.patch
> We've had this for years and it's reasoning has been lost in the mists
> of VCS crashes.... It could be useful, certainly applies cleanly, and
> doesn't have any complaints... perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I
> can tell if it's needed?
I'm not sure about this one... it seems weird that we'd need to check the
vtSema here, but OTOH I'm not sure why such a field even exists... Maybe
someone with more knowledge about server VT switching can comment on this.
> * xf86-video-intel-2.1.1-Fix-G33-GTT-stolen-mem-range.patch
> David Airlie should know more about this one than I do:
> Fix needed after G33 changes added since kernel 126.96.36.199-3mdv2008.0
I think Zhenyu can comment here. IIRC he's been working on this problem.
> * xf86-video-intel-2.1.1-may-prefer-biosmode-over-programmed-mode.patch
> This is the description in the spec: On a laptop VAIO 64bits, the EDID
> is not available. Without the patch, it will prefer the "currently
> programmed" mode, which really is the current framebuffer mode, ie often
The concept here seems reasonable... can you poke the Mandriva folks to file a
bug about this? It would also be interesting to see if there's an ACPI EDID
object available on this machine. If so, we'd probably use that.
> The following are all from Peter Clifton (Ubuntu) who is on this list
> and has described most of them in the past (but who is also easily
> contactable by email if he doesn't proactively post here shortly ;))
Yeah, Peter's provided some really good fixes. I think all of them are
upstream now or have bugs filed with patches attached.
> They currently do not apply cleanly (with the exception of patch 5) to
> the 2.1.99 release.
I'm not sure about this one, I know we had XAA issues, but this might be
separate. Zhenyu should know something about this too.
This one's upstream already.
Heh, that patch has spread far & wide. :) I hacked that together awhile back.
The one in 11527 should be more complete. I can push it upstream after we've
done more testing.
> Sorry if this is more fluff than substance, just trying to make up for
> lack of technical skills by being vocal ;)
No, this was very valuable. I'd really hate to see us release a new driver
version when there were fixes available for real problems!
Thanks a lot for your help.
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