Bug#807244: libegl1-nvidia: Programs crash due to elisian-unlock on skylake processor with nvidia driver 352.63-1 (experimental)

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 18:46:30 UTC 2015

On Sun, 2015-12-06 at 17:53 +0100, Jelle Haandrikman wrote:
> Package: libegl1-nvidia
> Version: 352.63-1
> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks unrelated software
> Dear Maintainer,
> On a system with an Nvidia GTX 970, Intel Skylake i5-6600k running driver
> 352.63-1 (experimental) several programs crash due to TSX-NI / elision unlock.
> This affects sddm, unlocking kscreen, vlc and deleting files using dolphin.
> Other people also have found this issue.
> http://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/linux-graphics-x-org-drivers/nvidia-linux/825702-nvidia-s-latest-binary-driver-is-causing-problems-for-some-skylake-linux-users
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=800574 #800574
> https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/893325/newest-and-beta-linux-driver-causing-segmentation-fault-core-dumped-on-all-skylake-platforms/
> Bug #800574 suggest to disable elisian-unlock in glibc. Which is already
> incorporated in experimental. This does not alleviate the issue. See the "steps
> to reproduce" below. The same bug suggests that the nvidia driver still has
> problems. I also run intel-microcode update, but that doesn't solve anything.
> The driver in testing and unstable (nvidia v. 340) doesn't work with the nvidia
> GTX 970, so I need to run the experimental version.

Hi Jelle,

Thanks for the report.

Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about this, Nvidia needs to fix
it, so we can only wait. :-(

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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