[PATCH] drm/amdgpu: Register bad page handler for Aldebaran

Joshi, Mukul Mukul.Joshi at amd.com
Thu Jul 29 23:59:43 UTC 2021

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ghannam, Yazen <Yazen.Ghannam at amd.com>
> Sent: Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:13 PM
> To: Joshi, Mukul <Mukul.Joshi at amd.com>
> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp at alien8.de>; Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com>;
> x86-ml <x86 at kernel.org>; Kasiviswanathan, Harish
> <Harish.Kasiviswanathan at amd.com>; lkml <linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org>;
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH] drm/amdgpu: Register bad page handler for Aldebaran
> On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 03:54:27PM -0400, Joshi, Mukul wrote:
> ...
> > > Is that the same deferred interrupt which calls
> > > amd_deferred_error_interrupt() ?
> >
> > Sorry picking this up after sometime. I thought I had replied to this email.
> > Yes it is the same deferred interrupt which calls
> amd_deferred_error_interrupt().
> >
> Mukul,
> Do you expect that the driver will need to mark pages with high correctable
> error counts as bad? I think the hardware folks may want the GPU memory
> errors to be handled more aggressively than CPU memory errors. The specific
> threshold may change from product to product, so it may make sense to
> hardcode this in the driver.

Sorry I missed this email completely. Just saw it so responding now.

At the moment, we don't have a requirement to mark a page "bad" if there is a high correctable error counts. 
Our previous GPU ASICs which support RAS, also do not have such a feature.
But you make a good point. It might be worthwhile to go and ask the hardware folks about it.

> We have similar functionality in the Correctable Errors Collector. But enterprise
> users may prefer a direct approach done in the driver (based on the hardware
> experts' guidance) instead of configuring the kernel at runtime.
> So I think having a separate priority may make sense if some special
> functionality, or combination of behaviors, is needed which don't fall under any
> exisiting things. In this case, "special functionality" could be that the GPU
> memory needs to be handled differently than CPU memory.
> Another thing is that this behavior is similar to the NFIT behavior, i.e. there's a
> memory error on an external device that needs to be handled by the device's
> driver. So maybe we can rename MCE_PRIO_NFIT to be generic
> (MCE_PRIO_EXTERNAL?) and use that? Multiple notifiers with the same priority
> is okay, right?
With respect to MCE priority, I was thinking of using the MCE_PRIO_EDAC instead of creating a new priority as the code in the GPU driver is doing error detection and handling the uncorrectable errors.
Not sure if that aligns with the definition of EDAC device in the kernel.

What do you think?


> Thanks,
> Yazen

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