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FS#69256 - [linux] kernel NULL pointer dereference

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nelson Balza (KbpG28) - Saturday, 09 January 2021, 10:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


Description: The system suddenly crashes, even if I'm not doing anything at all. I had music in background and it continued to play, I tried to change to virtual console with ctrl+alt+f3 or shut down the xrog server with ctrl+alt+backspace, but nothing happened, the screen stayed frozen with what I was doing on screen and music playing in background, I had to force a physical shutdown. This usually happened after hours from boot, it doesn't seem to be a particular application to be causing the problem. It happened with both gnome and kde. This started to happening only from the last update of both kernel and nvidia driver.

Additional info:
* linux-5.10.5.arch1-1
* nvidia-460.32.03

Steps to reproduce:
I didn't find out what pattern is exactly causing the problem, it just happens after few hours
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2021-01-09: A task closure has been requested. Reason for request: Arch can't fix this kind of issues since they are a nvidia problem
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Saturday, 09 January 2021, 11:55 GMT
@KbpG28 unfortunately there is absolutely nothing Arch can do to fix issues in the binary blob part of the nvidia kernel driver. There are similar upstream reports such as [1].
I can only suggest if you can not a thread on the nvidia linux sub forum you start a new one see [2] for what to include.

Comment by Nelson Balza (KbpG28) - Saturday, 09 January 2021, 12:51 GMT
@logs thank you, I'll try asking there