[drm:amdgpu_dm_atomic_commit_tail [amdgpu]] *ERROR* Waiting for fences timed out or interrupted!

Liu, Zhan Zhan.Liu at amd.com
Fri Dec 6 01:43:10 UTC 2019

I've seen a few people reported this issue on Freedesktop/Bugzilla. For example:

They all experienced this issue while playing games. The higher GPU clock is, the more frequent issue can be reproduced.

Also, some Reddit users pointed out all these games are Vulkan based. It could be a Vulkan specific issue.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: amd-gfx <amd-gfx-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org> On Behalf Of
> Christian Pernegger
> Sent: 2019/December/05, Thursday 6:15 PM
> To: amd-gfx at lists.freedesktop.org
> Subject: [drm:amdgpu_dm_atomic_commit_tail [amdgpu]] *ERROR*
> Waiting for fences timed out or interrupted!
> Hello,
> one of my computers has been crashing while gaming rather a lot lately, with
> kernel messages pointing to amdgpu. First line see subject, rest in the
> attached log.
> SSH still works, attempts to shutdown/reboot don't quite finish.
> Radeon VII in an Asus Pro WS X570-Ace. Ubuntu 18.04.3 HWE, mesa-aco.
> This one was with kernel 5.3.0-24-generic [hwe-edge], mesa
> 19.3.0+aco+git1575452833-3409c06e26d-1bionic1, vesa20_* from linux-
> firmware-20191022, running Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition via
> Proton/WINED3D11 under Steam Remote Play. I've had similar crashes
> sporadically even with 5.0 [plain hwe] and linux-firmware completely stock,
> and with native games (e.g. Crusader Kings II) running locally.
> It used to be maybe once every other week, though, that was tolerable, now
> Ori usually triggers it in under an hour. Turning off ACO via
> RADV_PERFTEST=llvm makes it worse (not bad enough to make it trigger
> quickly and reliably. though), going back to kernel 5.0 helps (as in an hour or
> two might go by without a crash, but the performance impact is severe).
> All very vague. Which is why this isn't pretending to be a bug report, just a
> "has anyone seen this?" kind of shout-out. If it's worthy of following up, I'd
> be happy to provide further info, just tell me what.
> Cheers,
> C.

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