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Unabomber54 08-15-06 11:57 PM

Soft and hard lockups with 1.0-8762
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After upgrading to 1.0-8762, I'm afraid I've lost my stability almost completely.

The symptoms: occasional corruption of graphics memory resulting in bizarre font rendering, etc.

Occasional soft-lockups, successfully mitigated by Linux.

Far-too-frequent hard-locks, nothing reported on the serial console

I'm appending a soft lockup backtrace to the nvidia bug report.

netllama 08-16-06 09:46 AM

Re: Soft and hard lockups with 1.0-8762
I have a few questions:
0) Does this problem also reproduce with ?
1) Which driver version were you using previously?
2) Why are you using the noapic and acpi=ht kernel parameters? Does the instability persist if you do not boot with those parameters?
3) Have you verified that you're using the latest BIOS for your motherboard?


Unabomber54 08-16-06 06:12 PM

Re: Soft and hard lockups with 1.0-8762
(nana2) Awesome! Right as I was about to post my response, it crashed again :P

0. I'll try to personally verify this soon. I know the symptom happens with older kernels (not sure of specifically) because I have a friend running a dual-core Opteron that has experienced the same instability problems with 1.0-8762. He does not use release candidate kernels.

1. 1.0-8178.

2. Can't boot without noapic and can't boot with normal ACPI. The board is an ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe.

3. No, but I'm pretty sure it is.

My friend hasn't reported his identical problem (well, same symptoms anyway) yet because this forum won't take a free e-mail address. When I speak to him again, I'll fetch a copy of his bug report and post on his behalf.

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