Nouveau lockups

Sam Varshavchik sam.varshavchik at
Wed Nov 25 12:49:36 UTC 2020

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 8:57 AM Sam Varshavchik
<sam.varshavchik at> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 5:12 AM Lucien Gentis
> <lucien.gentis at> wrote:
> >
> > Did you check your RAM memory modules ?
> >
> > I once had a similar problem, and one of my memory modules was partially
> > defective.
> Ran memtest86 for a full cycle, came up clean. Not bad for 8 year old
> RAM. These thinkpads are built like tanks.
> According to the specs for this video card, it's one of those
> old-fashioned cards that uses its own onboard ram, and not shared
> system ram. Not sure how to test that RAM. The oldest kernel I have is
> 5.8.16, booted that for now, let's see if the problems persist...

P.S. Gmail sucks.

Anyway, I haven't had a lockup since I went back to kernel 5.8.16. Not
conclusive, I'll continue to pummel away for another week or so, but
it does look like the nouveau driver in recent kernels has some
badness in it...

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