Re: Linux 3.4-rc4

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Apr 22 2012 - 00:52:14 EST

David & co, any ideas?

There are other reports of problems with 3.3.x kernels, there's a
report from Tim <timliette@xxxxxxxxxx> which may be related (also
apparently working in 3.2, broken black screen in all 3.3.x).

Nick, I realize you had trouble with a bisection already, but it might
really be worth trying again. Do a

git bisect visualize

and try to pick a good commit (avoding the problems you hit) when you
hit a problem, and then do

git reset --hard <that-point>

to force bisection to try another place. That way you can sometimes
avoid the problem spots, and continue the bisection.


On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM, Nick Bowler <nbowler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2012-04-21 15:43 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> But none of it really looks all that scary. It looks like the 3.4
>> release is all on track, but please do holler if you see regressions.
> OK, I'll holler.  Nouveau is still broken in mainline, as it has been
> since March or so, first reported here:
>  Subject: Regression: black screen on VGA w/ nouveau in Linux 3.3.
> So far, attempts to elicit a response of any kind from maintainers has
> been about as successful as talking to my doorknob.
> Thanks,
> --
> Nick Bowler, Elliptic Technologies (
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