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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drm/msm/dp: do not complete dp_aux_cmd_fifo_tx() if irq is not for aux transfer
Hi Doug

On 12/14/2022 2:29 PM, Doug Anderson wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2022 at 1:21 PM Kuogee Hsieh <> wrote:
>> There are 3 possible interrupt sources are handled by DP controller,
>> HPDstatus, Controller state changes and Aux read/write transaction.
>> At every irq, DP controller have to check isr status of every interrupt
>> sources and service the interrupt if its isr status bits shows interrupts
>> are pending. There is potential race condition may happen at current aux
>> isr handler implementation since it is always complete dp_aux_cmd_fifo_tx()
>> even irq is not for aux read or write transaction. This may cause aux read
>> transaction return premature if host aux data read is in the middle of
>> waiting for sink to complete transferring data to host while irq happen.
>> This will cause host's receiving buffer contains unexpected data. This
>> patch fixes this problem by checking aux isr and return immediately at
>> aux isr handler if there are no any isr status bits set.
>> Follows are the signature at kernel logs when problem happen,
>> EDID has corrupt header
>> panel-simple-dp-aux aux-aea0000.edp: Couldn't identify panel via EDID
>> panel-simple-dp-aux aux-aea0000.edp: error -EIO: Couldn't detect panel nor find a fallback
>> Signed-off-by: Kuogee Hsieh <>
>> ---
>> drivers/gpu/drm/msm/dp/dp_aux.c | 7 +++++++
>> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/dp/dp_aux.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/dp/dp_aux.c
>> index d030a93..8f8b12a 100644
>> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/dp/dp_aux.c
>> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/msm/dp/dp_aux.c
>> @@ -423,6 +423,13 @@ void dp_aux_isr(struct drm_dp_aux *dp_aux)
>> isr = dp_catalog_aux_get_irq(aux->catalog);
>> + /*
>> + * if this irq is not for aux transfer,
>> + * then return immediately
>> + */
> Why do you need 4 lines for a comment that fits on one line?
Yes, we can fit this to one line.
>> + if (!isr)
>> + return;
> I can confirm that this works for me. I could reproduce the EDID
> problems in the past and I can't after this patch. I could give
> a:
> Tested-by: Douglas Anderson <>
> I'm not an expert on this part of the code, so feel free to ignore my
> other comments if everyone else thinks this patch is fine as-is, but
> to me something here feels a little fragile. It feels a little weird
> that we'll "complete" for _any_ interrupt that comes through now
> rather than relying on dp_aux_native_handler() / dp_aux_i2c_handler()
> to specifically identify interrupts that caused the end of the
> transfer. I guess that idea is that every possible interrupt we get
> causes the end of the transfer?
> -Doug

So this turned out to be more tricky and was a good finding from kuogee.

In the bad EDID case, it was technically not bad EDID.

What was happening was, the VIDEO_READY interrupt was continuously
firing. Ideally, this should fire only once but due to some error
condition it kept firing. We dont exactly know why yet what was the
error condition making it continuously fire.

In the DP ISR, the dp_aux_isr() gets called even if it was not an aux
interrupt which fired (so the call flow in this case was
dp_display_irq_handler (triggered for VIDEO_READY) ---> dp_aux_isr()
So we should certainly have some protection to return early from this
routine if there was no aux interrupt which fired.

Which is what this fix is doing.

Its not completing any interrupt, its just returning early if no aux
interrupt fired.

So based on the logs I have seen and given that its fixing this
stability issue.

Fixes: c943b4948b58 ("drm/msm/dp: add displayPort driver support")

Reviewed-by: Abhinav Kumar <>

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