recent nvidia-driver trouble

Adam K Kirchhoff adamk at
Fri Jun 15 20:28:01 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 15:01 -0400, Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 08:31:36PM +0200, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> > I've seen this also. It's a panic due to a NULL-pointer dereference
> > someplace in the nvidia-driver. I suspect that it's related to the
> > recent locking/mutex/whatever changes but can't prove it. All the
> > crash dumps which I have are corrupted so I can't do a backtrace :-(
> > 
> > The bug seems to be in the binary blob part of the driver, which means
> > we have to wait for Nvidia to get around to fixing it.
> Have you reported this problem to Nvidia?  They don't regularly
> monitor FreeBSD mailing lists, but I've found that they
> are fairly responsive to e-mails sent to:
> freebsd-gfx-bugs at 

They do regularly monitor this forum:

When there was a problem with the device cloning, I mentioned it there,
and they had a patch available in the next few days, iirc.


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