Bug 19415 - [945GM] X fail to start on kernel 2.6.28
Summary: [945GM] X fail to start on kernel 2.6.28
Alias: None
Product: DRI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: DRM/Intel (show other bugs)
Version: XOrg git
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Default DRI bug account
QA Contact:
Keywords: NEEDINFO
: 21265 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-05 23:01 UTC by Li Peng
Modified: 2017-07-24 23:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Li Peng 2009-01-05 23:01:58 UTC
kernel 2.6.28
mesa intel-2008-q4 branch

X failed to start and print following kernel message 

[drm:i915_irq_emit] *ERROR* i915_irq_emit called without lock held, held  0 owner 00000000 de8de9c0
Comment 1 Li Peng 2009-01-05 23:12:27 UTC
After bisect, below commit cause the problem, revert it could fix the issue. It is strange that my kernel config has "CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G=y", and GEM works with this option.

commit ac5c4e76180a74c7f922f6fa71ace0cef45fa433
Author: Dave Airlie <airlied@redhat.com>
Date:   Fri Dec 19 15:38:34 2008 +1000

    drm/i915: GEM on PAE has problems - disable it for now.
    On PAE systems, GEM allocates pages using shmem, and passes these
    pages to be bound into AGP, however the AGP interfaces + the x86
    set_memory interfaces all take unsigned long not dma_addr_t.
    The initial fix for this was a mess, so we need to do this correctly
    for 2.6.29.

Comment 2 Andrés Becerra Sandoval 2009-02-23 06:31:01 UTC
I found the same problem that Li Peng in Gentoo with the following versions:

gentoo-sources-2.6.28-r1  (linux kernel )

But, with the same versions of the programs and a new kernel:

gentoo-sources-2.6.28-r2  (linux kernel

X is starting and working correctly.

Comment 3 Gordon Jin 2009-04-20 01:10:51 UTC
*** Bug 21265 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Hugo Jacques 2009-04-23 08:08:00 UTC
FYI, I do get the same kind of problem with on a 945G system
xorg server 1.6.0
xf86-video-intel 2.7.0
libdrm 2.4.7
mesa 7.3
Comment 5 Gordon Jin 2009-07-09 00:15:34 UTC
Peng, does this still exist in the latest kernel?
Comment 6 Li Peng 2009-07-09 00:24:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Peng, does this still exist in the latest kernel?

No, it is be fixed with Dave's agp patch in 2.6.31. 
Comment 7 Hugo Jacques 2009-07-09 00:29:24 UTC
(English message follows) Bonjour, Je suis en congé parental jusqu'au 13 jullet 2009. Pour toute urgence concernant le travail, veuillez contacter Louis Marchand (louis.marchand@verint.com). 

Hi, I will be out of office until July 13th 2009. For any urgent matters regarding work, please contact Louis Marchand (louis.marchand@verint.com). Hugo
Comment 8 Gordon Jin 2009-07-09 00:55:47 UTC
closing as the reporter says it's fixed.
If other people still have problem with 2.6.31, please file separate bugs.

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