[PATCH] drm/amdgpu: Disable RPM helpers while reprobing connectors on resume

Lyude cpaul at redhat.com
Fri Jul 8 15:37:35 UTC 2016

Just about all of amdgpu's connector probing functions try to acquire
runtime PM refs. If we try to do this in the context of
amdgpu_resume_kms by calling drm_helper_hpd_irq_event(), we end up
deadlocking the system.

Since we're guaranteed to be holding the spinlock for RPM in
amdgpu_resume_kms, and we already know the GPU is in working order, we
need to prevent the RPM helpers from trying to run during the initial
connector reprobe on resume.

There's a couple of solutions I've explored for fixing this, but this
one by far seems to be the simplest and most reliable (plus I'm pretty
sure that's what disable_depth is there for anyway).

Reproduction recipe:
  - Get any laptop dual GPUs using PRIME
  - Make sure runtime PM is enabled for amdgpu
  - Boot the machine
  - If the machine managed to boot without hanging, switch out of X to
    another VT. This should definitely cause X to hang infinitely.

Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Lyude <cpaul at redhat.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_device.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_device.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_device.c
index 6e92008..46c1fee 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_device.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_device.c
@@ -1841,7 +1841,19 @@ int amdgpu_resume_kms(struct drm_device *dev, bool resume, bool fbcon)
+	/*
+	 * Most of the connector probing functions try to acquire runtime pm
+	 * refs to ensure that the GPU is powered on when connector polling is
+	 * performed. Since we're calling this from a runtime PM callback,
+	 * trying to acquire rpm refs will cause us to deadlock.
+	 *
+	 * Since we're guaranteed to be holding the rpm lock, it's safe to
+	 * temporarily disable the rpm helpers so this doesn't deadlock us.
+	 */
+	dev->dev->power.disable_depth++;
+	dev->dev->power.disable_depth--;
 	if (fbcon) {
 		amdgpu_fbdev_set_suspend(adev, 0);

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