Re: 2.6.33-rc2: Reported regressions from 2.6.32

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Sun Jan 17 2010 - 09:18:48 EST

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 2:32 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin
<m.s.tsirkin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 02:04:07PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Sat, 16 Jan 2010, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> >
>> > > Immediately upon startup, screen is flickering (becomes
>> > > lighter and darker again). The problem occurs with kernels
>> > > 2.6.33-rc1 to 2.6.33-rc4, but not with kernel 2.6.32 and below.
>> >
>> > We've already had several reports like this already.
>> >
>> > Care to review the bugs linked to
>> > and check if none of them matches the problem you describe?
>> I suspect that should be fixed by commit 33814341f22 ("drm/i915: disable
>> LVDS downclock by default") that got merged today.
>> So try current -git.
>>               Linus
> Tested with 6ccf80eb15ccaca4d3f1ab5162b9ded5eecd9971, still get
> the flickering effect. so 33814341f22 does not seem to help.

Yeah, me too which is why I am doing a git bisect here. What's strange
about it is that the first bisection point seems to suggest that the
regression happened _before_ the DRM merge to 2.6.33-rc1. I guess it's
possible that the bug is already in 2.6.32 but I've yet to see the
flickering effect. Oh well, back to bisect...

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at