nvidia-driver 195.22 use horribly broken on amd64 between r206173 and

Rene Ladan rene at freebsd.org
Tue Jun 15 18:32:07 UTC 2010

On 14-06-2010 23:31, Christian Zander wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 02:30:03PM -0700, Rene Ladan wrote:
> (...)
>>>>>>> I've asked the driver author if the calls to vm_page_wire() and
>>>>>>> vm_page_unwire() can simply be removed but have not heard back yet.
>>>>>> Is there any news on this? I have updated to the latest current so I'm
>>>>>> running the nv driver now, but I'd like to get the nvidia driver running
>>>>>> again.
>>>>> Yes, the unnecessary (and now problematic) wiring and unwiring calls will 
>>> be
>>>>> removed in a future release of the driver.
>>>> Excellent! Any ETA? Or are there patches against an existing version of 
>>>> the driver?
>>> I would just remove the calls to vm_page_wire() and vm_page_unwire() along 
>>> with the immediately adjacent calls to vm_page_{un,}lock_queues().
>> Just to confirm, like the attached patch?
> Yes.
>> This is with a GeForce GT 240M, current/amd64 r209035, nvidia-driver
>> 195.36.15
>> I haven't runtime-tested it yet...
Using the above configuration, X still locks up but now after showing
the NVIDIA splash screen. Without the patch it locks up before that
point. Pinging the computer doesn't work anymore, no panic or logs, a
hard reset is required.

Would disabling DRI and/or Accel in xorg.conf or updating the driver /
operating system somehow help?


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