|Summary:||nVidia driver requires upstream page_attr patch|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3||Reporter:||Bryan Mason <nobody+bjmason>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Dave Anderson <anderson>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Fixed In Version:||RHSA-2005-663||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-09-28 15:24:04 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Bryan Mason 2005-06-17 15:56:29 UTC
Description of problem: Latest version of nVidia driver (7175 or better) requires the attached upstream patch to run correctly. Without the patch, system hangs randomly and/or video is corrupted. This is critical to DreamWorks rollout of new hardware. This is also critical to HP's sales of xw9300 workstations. The attached patch was downloaded from http://www.kernel.org/diff/diffview.cgi?file=%2Fpub%2Flinux%2Fkernel%2Fv2.4%2Ftesting%2Fcset%2Fcset-ak%40muc.de%7CChangeSet%7C20050407120752%7C50789.txt;z=all which seems to have been removed since it was originally downloaded. The patch appears to be a combination of the patches available from http://www.kernel.org/diff/diffview.cgi?file=%2Fpub%2Flinux%2Fkernel%2Fv2.4%2Fpatch-2.4.31.bz2;z=15 and http://www.kernel.org/diff/diffview.cgi?file=%2Fpub%2Flinux%2Fkernel%2Fv2.4%2Fpatch-2.4.31.bz2;z=5
Comment 1 Bryan Mason 2005-06-17 15:56:30 UTC
Created attachment 115615 [details] Patch to fix issues with nVidia driver
Comment 2 Bryan Mason 2005-06-17 16:45:37 UTC
Additional Note: This is needed for both x86_64 and i386 architectures.
Comment 3 Dave Anderson 2005-06-17 20:45:06 UTC
I have built test i386 and x86_64 (and ia32e) kernels containing the patch in Comment #1. In this location: http://people.redhat.com/anderson/.BZ_160820 There are 6 kernel binary packages along with the associated kernel src.rpm: kernel-2.4.21-32.8.bz160820.EL.i686.rpm kernel-smp-2.4.21-32.8.bz160820.EL.i686.rpm kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-32.8.bz160820.EL.i686.rpm kernel-2.4.21-32.8.bz160820.EL.x86_64.rpm kernel-smp-2.4.21-32.8.bz160820.EL.x86_64.rpm kernel-2.4.21-32.8.bz160820.EL.ia32e.rpm kernel-2.4.21-32.8.bz160820.EL.src.rpm At least one of the x86 and one of the x86_64 kernels need to be tested with the nVidea driver.
Comment 4 Bryan Mason 2005-06-17 21:17:16 UTC
DreamWorks has already tested the 2.4.21-32, 2.4.21-31, and 2.4.21-27 kernels with the pageattr patch built into them. I built these for them just for testing purposes, and they've said that all three kernels have worked well for them. Would you like me to ask them to also test the 2.4.21-32.8.bz160820 kernels? Or are the previous tests good enough? They haven't tested a 32-bit kernel yet, so I'll ask them to test that one.
Comment 5 Bryan Mason 2005-06-17 21:41:07 UTC
DreamWorks says that they can test the 32-bit kernel but they need the kernel-source package to test the nVidia driver with the kernel. Can that be uploaded to people.redhat.com/anderson/.VZ_160820 as well?
Comment 6 Dave Anderson 2005-06-20 12:31:34 UTC
Comment 7 Bryan Mason 2005-06-20 16:22:37 UTC
Thanks. I've asked DreamWorks to test both x86_64 and x86.
Comment 8 Ernie Petrides 2005-06-20 18:11:45 UTC
Reverting to NEEDINFO state.
Comment 10 Bryan Mason 2005-06-24 05:17:48 UTC
DreamWorks has said that they have tested both the 32- and 64-bit kernels. The nVidia driver installs cleanly and everything worked fine. He used the system all day with no incidents (which would have been highly improbably without the pageattr patch).
Comment 11 Dave Anderson 2005-06-24 13:05:22 UTC
Should we wait for a successful test report from HP as well?
Comment 14 Dave Anderson 2005-06-24 18:05:10 UTC
I'm not Carnac, but I'll post the patch to rhkernel-list and set this BZ on the RHEL3-U6 Proposed list.
Comment 21 Ernie Petrides 2005-07-12 01:04:38 UTC
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U6 patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-32.10.EL).
Comment 22 Accelerated Fix Request (Red Hat Internal App) 2005-07-18 18:41:11 UTC
From User-Agent: XML-RPC HOTFIX Requested http://seg.rdu.redhat.com/scripts/hotfix/edit.pl?id=396
Comment 23 Accelerated Fix Request (Red Hat Internal App) 2005-07-18 19:03:58 UTC
From User-Agent: XML-RPC HOTFIX Request has been released http://seg.rdu.redhat.com/scripts/hotfix/edit.pl?id=396
Comment 28 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-09-28 15:24:04 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you. http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-663.html