[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 3/3] drm/i915: kicking rings considered harmful
ben at bwidawsk.net
Sat Oct 1 23:09:33 PDT 2011
On Sat, 01 Oct 2011 20:59:28 -0700
Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Oct 2011 19:15:19 -0700, Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net> wrote:
> > From: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
> > Only do it in the hope of resurrecting the gpu. Disable when reset is
> > disabled because it seems to tremendously increases our changes to
> > actually capture an error_state before the system goes all belly-up.
> This patch needs a better subject, like "Disable stuck semaphore kick when
> GPU reset is disabled", instead of something suggesting that kicking
> rings is bad in general and going to be removed by the patch.
I'm in favor of removing the ring kick code. I've never seen it actually work,
and Chris mentioned something on IRC about how it's no longer quite as
necessary. I'll let Daniel handle the authoritative response though.
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