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SubjectRe: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH 3.0-rc3] i915: Fix gen6 (SNB) GPU stalling
On 06/14/2011 09:51 AM, Daniel J Blueman wrote:
> On 14 June 2011 13:23, Eric Anholt<eric@anholt.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:18:36 +0800, Daniel J Blueman<daniel.blueman@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Eric,
>>>
>>> The frequent ~1.5s pauses I hit with SNB hardware in the gnome3 UI (eg
>>> whenever you hit the top-left of the screen to show all windows) are
>>> nicely addressed by your recent wake patch [1] (ported to -rc3). Thus
>>> I see no 'missed IRQ' kernel messages.
>>>
>>> As this addresses a significant usability regression, are you happy to
>>> add it to the 3.0-rc queue? I think it has very good value in -stable
>>> also (assuming correctness). What do you think?
>>
>> This one had significant performance impacts, and later hacks in this
>> series worked around the problem to approximately the same level of
>> success with less impact, and we don't actually have a justification of
>> why any of them work. We were still hoping to come up with some clue,
>> and haven't yet.
>
> True; that is quite heavy handed delay looping.
>
> It's a pity the usual Intel font didn't make it to the programmer's
> reference manuals. Anyway, unmasking the blitter user interrupt in the hardware
> status mask register addresses the root cause. Out of reset it's FFFFFFFFh,
> so we don't need to read it here.
>
> It would be good to get this into -rc4. -stable probably needs some additional
> tweaks.
>
> Signed-off-by: Daniel J Blueman<daniel.blueman@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_irq.c | 6 ++++++
> 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_irq.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_irq.c
> index b9fafe3..9a98c1b 100644
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_irq.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_irq.c
> @@ -1827,6 +1827,12 @@ int ironlake_irq_postinstall(struct drm_device *dev)
> ironlake_enable_display_irq(dev_priv, DE_PCU_EVENT);
> }
>
> + if (IS_GEN6(dev))
> + /* allow blitter user interrupt to generate a MSI write from
> + the ISR */
> + I915_WRITE(GEN6_BLITTER_HWSTAM,
> + 0xffffffff& ~GEN6_BLITTER_USER_INTERRUPT);
> +
> return 0;
> }
>

Tested-by: Kenneth Graunke <kenneth@whitecape.org>

With i915.semaphores=0 on my Lenovo T420s, I reliably saw missed IRQs
from the blitter when using GNOME Shell or running GLBenchmark
2.0/Egypt. Applying this patch fixes the issue, making my system much
more responsive.

Thanks, Daniel!


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