[Pkg-fglrx-devel] Bug#554847: Bug#554847: Bug#554847: Bug#554847: please consider unmerging

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 02:40:52 UTC 2010

On Thu, 7 Jan 2010 01:46:55 +0100 Friedrich Delgado Friedrichs wrote:

> Michael Gilbert schrieb:
> > On Thu, 7 Jan 2010 00:12:58 +0100, Friedrich Delgado Friedrichs wrote:
> > Given the fact that the fglrx driver needs a working MTRR lead me to
> > conclude that your crashing MTRR is the root cause of the problem.
> fglrx driver 9.8 works with that same crashing mtrr.
> > BTW, your logs say that your MTRR is crashing.  The stuff following
> > 'Call Trace' is a backtrace, which you get when something crashes.
> Well, the line
> mtrr: your BIOS has set up an incorrect mask, fixing it up.
> and the word 'WARNING' led me to believe that the linux kernel is
> working around a problem in my bios. But you're probably right, the
> kernel (package) maintainers should know exactly what that means.
> I'm still not sure a bug report against the kernel is appropriate
> here, as I only have problems with specific versions of the fglrx
> driver on one specific mainboard + bios.

If MTRR crashes without fglrx, then it is kernel problem.  MTRR may
have become more important since 9-9 (this is conjecture since I have
no evidence to back this up), which would explain why older versions
worked ok.

You need to test without fglrx, and if MTRR still crashes, a bug report
on the kernel is really your only option for getting the problem fixed.


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