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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] drm/i915: Kick out vga console
On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 11:55:19PM -0400, Ed Tomlinson wrote:
> On Saturday 28 June 2014 15:28:22 Ed Tomlinson wrote:
>
> Resend without html krud which causes list to bounce the message.
>
> > Hi
> >
> > This commit ( a4de05268e674e8ed31df6348269e22d6c6a1803 ) hangs my boot with 3.16-git. Reverting it lets the boot proceed.
> >
> > I have an i7 with a built-in i915 and an pcie r7 260x. The R7 is the primary console. The i915 is initialized
> > but does not have a physical display attached.
> >
> > With the patch applied the boot stops at the messages:
> >
> > [drm] Memory usable by graphics device = 2048M
> > [drm] Replacing VGA console driver

The issue looks like that we are ripping out the radeon fb_con whilst it
is active and that upsets everyone. In which case, I think the
compromise is:


diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_dma.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_dma.c
index 5f44581..4915f1d 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_dma.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_dma.c
@@ -1439,18 +1439,20 @@ static int i915_kick_out_vgacon(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv)
#else
static int i915_kick_out_vgacon(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv)
{
- int ret;
+ int ret = 0;

DRM_INFO("Replacing VGA console driver\n");

console_lock();
- ret = do_take_over_console(&dummy_con, 0, MAX_NR_CONSOLES - 1, 1);
- if (ret == 0) {
- ret = do_unregister_con_driver(&vga_con);
-
- /* Ignore "already unregistered". */
- if (ret == -ENODEV)
- ret = 0;
+ if (con_is_bound(&vga_con)) {
+ ret = do_take_over_console(&dummy_con, 0, MAX_NR_CONSOLES - 1, 1);
+ if (ret == 0) {
+ ret = do_unregister_con_driver(&vga_con);
+
+ /* Ignore "already unregistered". */
+ if (ret == -ENODEV)
+ ret = 0;
+ }
}
console_unlock();

-Chris
--
Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre


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