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Date:	Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:38:55 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Jonathan Nieder <>
	Eugeni Dodonov <>,
	Daniel Vetter <>,
	Chris Wilson <>
Subject: Re: [ 024/173] drm/i915: add Ivy Bridge GT2 Server entries

On Sat, 2012-12-29 at 00:21 -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > This adds PCI ID for IVB GT2 server variant which we were missing.
> As discussed at [1], this triggers a small regression with Debian
> wheezy userspace (X freezing instead of erroring out).  libdrm hasn't
> been updated in wheezy since then, and I wouldn't be surprised if
> other distros were affected, too.  Has there been a kernel patch since
> then to avoid that?
> Though I wouldn't mind seeing this applied anyway, FWIW, as long as
> the announcement mentions the userspace bugfix needed.
> [1]

Sorry, forgot we'd discussed this before.  Thinking over this again, I'm
not convinced that X freezing at startup is a significant regression
from X failing to start.  Either way, it's unusable unless you
explicitly configure it to use vesa.


Ben Hutchings
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.

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