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Bug 157552 - X server crashing - drm:i830_wait_ring ERRORS
Summary: X server crashing - drm:i830_wait_ring ERRORS
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: XFree86
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-12 17:16 UTC by David Milburn
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:02:28 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Attaching messages file from Comment #9 (deleted)
2006-07-26 22:18 UTC, David Milburn
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2006-07-26 22:21 UTC, David Milburn
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2006-07-26 22:29 UTC, David Milburn
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Description David Milburn 2005-05-12 17:16:39 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050302 Firefox/1.0.1 Fedora/1.0.1-1.3.2

Description of problem:
Customer is seeing X Server crash on RHEL3 U4 on the 82865G chipset.

kernel: [drm:i830_wait_ring] *ERROR* space: 130880 wanted 131064
kernel: [drm:i830_wait_ring] *ERROR* lockup
kernel: [drm:i830_wait_ring] *ERROR* space: 129888 wanted 131064
kernel: [drm:i830_wait_ring] *ERROR* lockup
kernel: [drm:i830_wait_ring] *ERROR* space: 129840 wanted 131064
kernel: [drm:i830_wait_ring] *ERROR* lockup

Customer states this occurs when switching between Linux sessions
and HP-UX sessions.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Switch between Linux sessions and HP-UX sessions.

Actual Results:  X server crashed

Expected Results:  X server should not crash

Additional info:

Comment 1 Don Howard 2005-05-18 18:11:54 UTC
Hi David

Can you please test the kernels at
and let me know if they correct the crash?

Comment 4 Maximilian 2006-01-05 18:22:08 UTC
I experience the same problem with Fedora Core 1
(but it seems to persist still in FC4)

I reproduce this bug whenever I switch from the X display to one of
the text consoles (Using Ctrl-Alt-F1 or so).

According to google & co, many people have this problem.
Why is there no information here in this place ?

I found on the web "the i830 driver is depreciated, use the i915 instead"
but I did not find any way to get it.
Could somebody give me a hint where I could just download the i915.o file ?
(This could be so simple, just a few bytes to copy on my harddisk ;
but probably some guru will reply that one should modify some config files and
recompile the sources ; completely useless to 99% of the users (while the
remaining 1% who knew how to do this don't have this problem).

And: why don't "they" fix this bug in the i830 driver ?
Thanks in advance!

Comment 5 Don Howard 2006-02-17 22:03:00 UTC
From the XFree86 changelog:

XFree86 (8 October 2005)
 151. Fix lockup when suspend and resume when playing video on the i830.
      So we shutdown the overlay on LeaveVT (Alan Hourihane).

The kernel drm error message appears to be timing-related. This is starting to
look like an X server issue, rather than kernel.

Comment 20 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:02:28 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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information on how this bug is affecting you.

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