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Re: Help filing bug report; can't use automated tool, does this report look OK?

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:57:52 +0300
Arthur A <arthur.machlas@gmail.com> wrote:


> Briefly, what happens is the 'X' randomly crashes without warning, and it is 
> irrecoverable. Any open work is lost. A reboot is required. There is an error in 
> the xorg.log about rng expecting one number, getting another, then fatal server 
> error.
> Here is the bug report I want to file, you comments are appreciated.
> Regards,
> AA
> =============================================================================
> To:submit@bugs.debian.org
> Subject: xserver-xorg-video-intel causes X to crash irrecoverably and without 
> warning (fatal server error: lockup)
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel
> Version: 2:2.3.2-2
> Severity: important
> Seemingly at random, and infrequently, X will crash and I will often lose all 
> open work. After a number of attempts to automatically restart I will be given a 
> message saying that X has crashed and cannot be restarted. Switching to a 
> different terminal killing all Xsessions and GDM and attempting to restart them 
> does not work. A reboot is seemingly required.
> Adding the option "NoDRI" to xorg.conf appears to prevent this from happening? 
> This is not a good option for me as suspend/resume does not work with this 
> option enabled.
> It occurs infrequently, perhaps once every 30 or 40 hours of use, and I have 
> been unable to find any pattern. I believe iceweasel has been open for all 
> crashes, though this has occured over an upgrade to version 3.0, and has also 
> persisted over recent updates to xorg and the intel driver.
> The xorg.log seems to contain a relevant and hopefully useful error at the end 
> of the log.
> I set the severity to important because it currently causes a loss of data.
> Please advise if I can provide more information. Reportbug was not working for 
> me and I have filed this manually.
> Below you will find my xorg.log, xorg.conf, kernel version, libc version. I am 
> running Lenny.
> Regards,
> AA
> # ============================
> # cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old
> # ============================


[This is where the reports related to the bug begin.]

> Error in I830WaitLpRing(), timeout for 2 seconds
> pgetbl_ctl: 0x3ffc0001 getbl_err: 0x00000003
> ipeir: 0x00000000 iphdr: 0x7d000006
> LP ring tail: 0x0000e490 head: 0x0000e49c len: 0x0001f001 start 0x00000000
> eir: 0x0000 esr: 0x0010 emr: 0xffff
> instdone: 0xfa41 instpm: 0x0000
> memmode: 0x0000010f instps: 0x800f04c4
> hwstam: 0xfffe ier: 0x0002 imr: 0x0000 iir: 0x0070
> Ring at virtual 0xa782f000 head 0xe49c tail 0xe490 count 32765


> Ring end
> space: 4 wanted 32
> (II) intel(0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
> (II) intel(0): [drm] unmapping 8192 bytes of SAREA 0xf8d41000 at 0xb7ef3000
> (II) intel(0): [drm] Closed DRM master.
> Fatal server error:
> lockup


I have reported a version of this to upstream (as per a request by one of the DDs in a similar bug log:


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