Bug 13913 - 2.6.31-rc5 with radeon KMS enabled fails to boot on X1300 Pro
Summary: 2.6.31-rc5 with radeon KMS enabled fails to boot on X1300 Pro
Alias: None
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Video(DRI - non Intel) (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 normal
Assignee: drivers_video-dri
Depends on:
Blocks: 13615
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Reported: 2009-08-04 16:55 UTC by Adam Tkac
Modified: 2009-08-09 23:02 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Kernel Version: 2.6.31-rc5
Regression: Yes
Bisected commit-id:


Description Adam Tkac 2009-08-04 16:55:15 UTC
2.6.31-rc5 fails to boot on the video card specified below (lspci output):

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV516 [Radeon X1300/X1550 Series]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV516 [Radeon X1300 Pro] (Secondary)

When machine is booting screen gets blank when normally "kernel output letters become smaller" - I think it is time when radeonfb code gets executed.

I bisected revisions between 2.6.31-rc4 (fine) and 2.6.31-rc5 (bad) and the first bad revision is:

commit 7a50f01a4ab89d5c05eb2cf62e206ac0bfc61d2c
Author: Dave Airlie <airlied@redhat.com>
Date:   Tue Jul 21 20:39:30 2009 +1000

    drm/radeon/kms: vram sizing on certain r100 chips needs workaround.

Note that current master (a33a052f19a21d727847391c8c1aff3fb221c472) doesn't work as well.

Feel free to ask me for more details if needed.
Comment 2 Andrew Morton 2009-08-05 23:53:21 UTC
I marked this as a regression.

Please do test the patch which Alex identifed and let us know?

Comment 3 Alex Deucher 2009-08-05 23:57:25 UTC
Dave requested that Linus pull that patch as part of his last drm update so I think it may already be in a newer rc.
Comment 5 Adam Tkac 2009-08-06 08:50:32 UTC
Yes, patch written in comment #1 fixes the problem. Thanks.
Comment 6 Rafael J. Wysocki 2009-08-09 23:02:25 UTC
Fixed by commit 0924d942256ac470c5f7b4ebaf7fe0415fc6fa59 .

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