When booting with 32GB ram linux fails to find optimal mtrr when i915 (HD 3000) has 512 MB Ram

Bug #930007 reported by GNAServicesInc on 2012-02-10
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Bug Description

I have an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, W/ BIOS 1101, 32GB of RAM and I am running Ubuntu precise 12.04.

In the BIOS you can set the amount of memory for the "iGPU", the HD3000 GPU built into my i7-2600K.

I just upgraded to 32GB of ram. Before the upgrade, I had this set to 512, had mtrr_spare_reg_nr=1 and everything worked fine. After the upgrade: mtrr_cleanup: can not find optimal value, please specify mtrr_gran_size/mtrr_chunk_size etc. No matter what I set mtrr_spare_reg_nr to I got this error. However, I found that if I turned the amount of memory for the iGPU down to 256, everything works again.

 The dmesg and other info for when the setting was at 512 can be found on the Post I made before i discovered that changing the iGPU to having 256mb would fix it at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11677053

After changing iGPU to 256, here is the /proc/mttr
/proc/mtrr
reg00: base=0x000000000 ( 0MB), size= 2048MB, count=1: write-back
reg01: base=0x080000000 ( 2048MB), size= 1024MB, count=1: write-back
reg02: base=0x0bf800000 ( 3064MB), size= 8MB, count=1: uncachable
reg03: base=0x100000000 ( 4096MB), size= 4096MB, count=1: write-back
reg04: base=0x200000000 ( 8192MB), size= 8192MB, count=1: write-back
reg05: base=0x400000000 (16384MB), size=16384MB, count=1: write-back
reg06: base=0x800000000 (32768MB), size= 512MB, count=1: write-back
reg07: base=0x820000000 (33280MB), size= 256MB, count=1: write-back
reg08: base=0x82fe00000 (33534MB), size= 2MB, count=1: uncachable
reg09: base=0x0d0000000 ( 3328MB), size= 256MB, count=1: write-combining

and the dmesg is attached.

GNAServicesInc (gnaservicesinc) wrote :
GNAServicesInc (gnaservicesinc) wrote :
GNAServicesInc (gnaservicesinc) wrote :
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2012-02-10
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Do you know if this issue happened in previous version of Ubuntu, or is this a new issue?

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Please test the latest v3.3 kernel[1] (Not a kernel in the daily directory). Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag(Only that one tag, please leave the other tags). This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text.

If this bug is fixed by the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream-KERNEL-VERSION'. For example, if kernel version 3.3-rc2 fixed the issue, the tag would be: 'kernel-fixed-upstream-v3.3-rc2'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, for example it will not boot, please add the tag: 'kernel-unable-to-test-upstream'.
Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.

[1] http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.3-rc2-precise/

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: precise
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing

Thank you for taking the time to file a bug report on this issue.

However, given the number of bugs that the Kernel Team receives during any development cycle it is impossible for us to review them all. Therefore, we occasionally resort to using automated bots to request further testing. This is such a request.

We have noted that there is a newer version of the development kernel than the one you last tested when this issue was found. Please test again with the newer kernel and indicate in the bug if this issue still exists or not.

You can update to the latest development kernel by simply running the following commands in a terminal window:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

If the bug still exists, change the bug status from Incomplete to Confirmed. If the bug no longer exists, change the bug status from Incomplete to Fix Released.

If you want this bot to quit automatically requesting kernel tests, add a tag named: bot-stop-nagging.

 Thank you for your help, we really do appreciate it.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
tags: added: kernel-request-3.2.0-15.24
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
tags: removed: needs-upstream-testing
GNAServicesInc (gnaservicesinc) wrote :
tags: added: bot-stop-nagging
tags: added: kernel-bug-exists-upstream
tags: removed: kernel-request-3.2.0-15.24
Changed in linux:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: Unknown → Confirmed

GNAServicesInc, could you please confirm this issue exists with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ . If the issue remains, could you please run the following command in the development release from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Please do not test the daily folder, but the one all the way at the bottom. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:
kernel-fixed-upstream
kernel-fixed-upstream-VERSION-NUMBER

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:
kernel-fixed-upstream-v3.11-rc5

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:
needs-upstream-testing

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:
kernel-bug-exists-upstream
kernel-bug-exists-upstream-VERSION-NUMBER

As well, please remove the tag:
needs-upstream-testing

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your understanding.

tags: added: needs-kernel-logs
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Tarjei Huse (tarjei-huse) wrote :

Hi, I'm seeing this on a i7 server with 32Gs of RAM as well. It runs raring. Should I post any info on this bug or do you want a separate bug ?

Tarjei Huse, if you have a bug in Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Kernel team, Ubuntu Bug Control team, and Ubuntu Bug Squad would like you to please file a new report by executing the following in a terminal while booted into a Ubuntu repository kernel (not a mainline one) via:
ubuntu-bug linux

For more on this, please read the official Ubuntu documentation:
Ubuntu Bug Control and Ubuntu Bug Squad: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/BestPractices#X.2BAC8-Reporting.Focus_on_One_Issue
Ubuntu Kernel Team: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/KernelTeamBugPolicies#Filing_Kernel_Bug_reports
Ubuntu Community: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#Bug_reporting_etiquette

When opening up the new report, please feel free to subscribe me to it.

Please note, not filing a new report would delay your problem being addressed as quickly as possible.

No need exists to comment here at this time. After reading the above documentation in it's entirety, if you have further questions, you are welcome to redirect them to the appropriate mailing list or forum via http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists , or you may contact me directly.

Thank you for your understanding.

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