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SubjectRe: [REGRESSION, BISECTED, i915]: Periodic stalls with 2.6.36-rc2
On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:00:47AM +0100, Chris Wilson wrote:
> I was hoping that git would be more intelligent than that. Is there a
> way to simply bisect down one side of a merge?

Seemingly not...

> The slow boot is probably fixed by 4936a3b90d79dd8775c6ac23c2cf2dcebe29abde.
> A trivial patch you can apply on each step is:

Thanks that patch got it booting at normal speeds. Bisecting has now
narrowed the flickering/corruption with a newer X userspace down to

commit 9d0498a2bf7455159b317f19531a3e5db2ecc9c4
Author: Jesse Barnes <>
Date: Wed Aug 18 13:20:54 2010 -0700

drm/i915: wait for actual vblank, not just 20ms

Waiting for a hard coded 20ms isn't always enough to make sure a vblank
period has actually occurred, so add code to make sure we really have
passed through a vblank period (or that the pipe is off when disabling).

This prevents problems with mode setting and link training, and seems to
fix a bug like, but
on an HP 8440p instead. Hopefully also fixes

Signed-off-by: Jesse Barnes <>
Signed-off-by: Eric Anholt <>

Reverting the above against HEAD seems to have fixed the misdetection of
displays and hangcheck warnings don't appear (although plenty of FIFO
warnings still). I notice that this commit also seemed to be the cause
of problems for Ivan and Pekka in ...

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