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SubjectRe: [Patch v3] apple-gmux: lock iGP IO to protect from vgaarb changes
On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 08:13:23AM +0200, Bruno Prémont wrote:
> On Tue, 26 May 2015 22:35:46 -0700 Michael Marineau wrote:
> > On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 9:47 PM, Darren Hart <dvhart@infradead.org> wrote:
> > > On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 12:10:48PM -0700, Michael Marineau wrote:
> > >> FYI, this actually broke backlight controls on my MBP11,3 because the
> > >> assumption the patch makes that gmux is always loaded before graphics
> > >> drivers didn't hold true. At least for me dracut included the nouveau
> > >> module in the initrd but not gmux, ensuring the ordering was wrong. No
> > >> errors were reporting, and gmux still offered the backlight device, it
> > >> just became inoperable. I worked around this for my kernel by building
> > >> gmux into vmlinuz instead of as a module but that isn't going to in
> > >> more general configs because there is an apple backlight driver which
> > >> cannot be built at all in that configuration.
> > >>
> > >
> > > Thank you for reporting this Michael,
> > >
> > > That is tough as nouveau doesn't have an explicit dependency on gmux, so we
> > > could do something like a passive request_module(), but if it isn't in the
> > > initrd image, it would still fail as you describe.
> > >
> > >> Is there a way to make the ordering between nouveau and gmux more
> > >> explicit/reliable? Can gmux complain loudly if the ordering is ever
> > >> wrong?
> > >
> > > It should print an error if the probe fails due to the IO already being in use
> > > or if it can't be allocated. The disabled IO case is only info level though,
> > > perhaps that should be higher priority. Printing something when failing to probe
> > > seems like a reasonable thing to do.
> > >
> > > Michael, which message do you get if you boot with "debug" or "loglevel=6" when
> > > apple-gmux is not built-in?
> >
> > No error, gmux claims it worked:
> > [ 13.693379] apple_gmux: Found gmux version 4.0.8 [indexed]
> > [ 13.693400] vgaarb: device changed decodes:
> > PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=io+mem:owns=none
> > [ 13.693404] apple_gmux: locked IO for PCI:0000:01:00.0
> >
> > Full dmesg: https://gist.github.com/marineam/0e5a23548e8b3b2e1d50
>
> What GPUs are there in your MBP11,3? From your dmesg it looks like all
> you have is NVIDIA GPU 0000:01:00.0 (lspci?).
>
> Is there a somehow hidden intel GPU around doing the backlight?
> If so my locking does the wrong thing for your system as:
>
> [ 0.393298] vgaarb: device added: PCI:0000:01:00.0,decodes=io+mem,owns=none,locks=none
> [ 0.393299] vgaarb: loaded
> [ 0.393300] vgaarb: setting as boot device: PCI:0000:01:00.0
> [ 0.393301] vgaarb: bridge control possible 0000:01:00.0
> ...
> [ 13.693379] apple_gmux: Found gmux version 4.0.8 [indexed]
> [ 13.693400] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=io+mem:owns=none
> [ 13.693404] apple_gmux: locked IO for PCI:0000:01:00.0
>
> Here it triggers "olddecodes=none -> io+mem".
>
> Making sure to lock only the intel GPU when present and especially protecting
> against nvidia driver will be hard if legacy-IO is being processed by a hidden
> device!

Ugh indeed. Worst case we can special case via dmi strings. Is this Apple device
significantly different from others? Bruno, what are you testing on?

--
Darren Hart
Intel Open Source Technology Center


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