nvidia-driver + 8-stable PAE == spectacular fail

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at FreeBSD.org
Sun Feb 19 06:09:57 UTC 2012

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 06:19:18PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> I've been using 8-stable the last several weeks in preparation for the
> new release and decided to give PAE a try for the first time. I rebuilt
> my kernel with that option, and it booted fine. Then I rebuilt the
> nvidia module and as soon as I kldload'ed it, boom!
> panic: pmap_mapdev: Couldn't alloc kernel virtual memory
> Unread portion of the kernel message buffer:
> nvidia0: <GeForce 210> on vgapci0

Hmm, if this is one of the older cards?  I presume you're running legacy
driver version in this case, and they do no work with PAE-enabled kernels
(it's mentioned in pkg-message).


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