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Re: Bug#705168: Any multi VGA controller systems failing to boot?

On Tue, May 07, 2013 at 11:14:23AM -0400, Barry Fishman wrote:
> On 2013-04-22 19:40:01 EDT, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Mon, 2013-04-22 at 18:21 -0400, Barry Fishman wrote:
> >> Is anyone else seeing a boot hangup on wheezy with the linux/3.2.41-2 kernel
> >> on systems with multiple display controllers?
> >> 
> >> I filed the bug report on April 5, and it got filed with normal severity
> >> and misfiled against the linux/3.2.39-2 kernel.
> >> 
> >> I think it might affect many more people when Wheezy is released.
> >
> > This might be fixed by:
> >
> > commit 054430e773c9a1e26f38e30156eff02dedfffc17
> > Author: Dave Airlie <airlied@gmail.com>
> > Date:   Fri Jan 25 11:38:56 2013 +1000
> >
> >     fbcon: fix locking harder
> >
> > which is in 3.2.44-rc1 and should be included in an early kernel update
> > for wheezy.  This was confirmed to fix bug #704933.
> 1) This bug is a month old and due to a Debian patch which was rejected
>    by the upstream kernel team.

Perhaps you should tell us which that is, then.

>    It still is't fixed in Wheezy, although
>    it is listed as pending since April 15.

The change identified above is pending in svn.

> 2) It was incorrectly marked against the wrong kernel version, ignoring
>    the my attempt to correct it.
> 3) Its very likely the same bug as #704933, although your bug tracking
>    system seems unable to link related bugs together.

Instructions for using the BTS are at http://bugs.debian.org

> 4) Its not listed in the release notes for Wheezy as a problem
>    installing on systems with multiple VGA controllers.

We can't list every bug in the release notes.

> 5) I had been running Wheezy for about a year, and the only issue I had
>    with it occurred a month before it released, without the problem
>    being considered significant to apply a known fix, or even tag it
>    correctly, although it makes some systems unbootable.

What known fix?  You never even followed up to say whether the
possible fix I found actually worked.

(Why is this on debian-devel?  It won't get your bug fixed any
faster, in fact it is worse because your message wasn't logged
on the bug.)


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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