Bug#775956: bumblebee: filesystem corruption after bumblebee install

Vincent Cheng vcheng at debian.org
Thu Jan 22 09:05:06 UTC 2015

Control: tag -1 + upstream
Control: forwarded -1 https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/bbswitch/issues/78

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 8:31 PM, Russ Allbery <rra at debian.org> wrote:
> Tuxicoman <debian at jesuislibre.net> writes:
>> I'm not the only one with this issue:
>> https://lists.manjaro.org/pipermail/manjaro-dev/Week-of-Mon-20131230/000257.html
>> https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=78530
>> https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/bbswitch/issues/78
> Wow, that's a nasty problem.  Looks like bumblebee is tickling some sort
> of serious hardware bug in the NVIDIA card and its interaction with the
> system PCI bus in a way that's causing random memory corruption (at least)
> and possibly messing with other things, like bus traffic to the drives.
> I'm not sure the software is really at fault there, since that sort of
> corruption should not be possible at the hardware level, but that also
> means that the problem is likely to persist for quite a while since
> hardware can't be as easily patched.
> This is probably going to require the bumblebee upstream figure out what
> it's doing that's tickling this hardware bug and hopefully work around it.

Yep, this is unlikely to be a Debian-specific issue. Please work with
upstream (e.g. by filing a new bug report or commenting on an
existing, relevant bug report on their Github issue tracker) to
resolve this.


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