Bug 14461 - If /proc unmounted, vesa driver crashes the system [VIA]
Summary: If /proc unmounted, vesa driver crashes the system [VIA]
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/Vesa (show other bugs)
Version: 7.3 (2007.09)
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-11 13:09 UTC by Ryan Underwood
Modified: 2014-03-21 18:47 UTC (History)
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Description Ryan Underwood 2008-02-11 13:09:07 UTC
I'm not sure whether to blame this on the VIA BIOS or on VESA.

If /proc is not mounted, the linear framebuffer is detected at 0xfffffff0 for some reason, and the result is a total system crash.

If /proc is mounted, no problems.
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2008-02-24 16:06:57 UTC
That's special.  We really don't support running without /proc mounted, sorry.  But we should probably fail more politely.
Comment 2 Adam Jackson 2008-03-10 16:17:37 UTC
Meh.  "Don't do that" for 7.4.
Comment 3 Adam Jackson 2014-03-21 18:47:02 UTC
We're not looking in /proc for pci anymore, so I'm calling this fixed.  Please reopen if this is still an issue for you.

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