Re: 2.6.10-rc3-mm1-V0.7.33-03 and NVidia wierdness, withworkaround...
From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 12:10:15 EST
On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 11:19 -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-12-16 at 11:26 -0500, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:
> > (Yes, I know NVidia is evil and all that.. If you're not Ingo or NVidia,
> > consider this "documenting the workaround" ;)
> > For reasons I can't explain, the NVidia module won't initialize
> > correctly with V0-0.7.33-03 if built with CONFIG_SPINLOCK_BKL. It however
> > works fine with CONFIG_PREEMPT_BKL, changing nothing else in the config.
> > It also works fine with 2.6.10-rc3-mm1 without Ingo's patch.
> You were able to get the NVidia driver to work? Most of my machines have
> the NVidia card (yes evil, but I like them) and I haven't been able to
> get them to work on the rc3-mm1 (and a few earlier). Grant you, I didn't
> try hard, but I did try a little on V0.7.33-0, and gave up later.
Update: I just tried some of my fixes to the rc3-mm1 kernel, and that
worked without a problem. But I still didn't get by the sleep problem
in Ingo's RT patch. Did you get further, and did you make fixes to both
the nvidia module as well as the kernel?
> How did you get by the...
> 1) pgd_offset_k_is_obsolete (not too hard, just a few patches for me)
> 2) class_simple_create and friends going to GPL (I just removed the GPL
> from my code)
> 3) for Ingo's patches only, the might_sleep in the os_interface section.
> having interrupts turned off. (here's where mine failed, I tried saving
> and restoring them, turning them on that is, backwards from the normal
> local_irq_save, and it would just be unstable here).
> Do you have it working for the 2.6.10-rc3-mm1 without Ingo's patches?
> -- Steve
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