[PATCH] drm/i915: fix corruptions on i8xx due to relaxed fencing

Indan Zupancic indan at nul.nu
Thu Mar 10 02:36:15 PST 2011

On Thu, March 10, 2011 08:52, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> Am Do, 10.03.2011, 06:06 schrieb Indan Zupancic:
>> This isn't in rc8, can someone make sure it gets into 2.6.38-rc9/2.6.38?
> The patch unfortunately broke gen4+ (more precisely: the unwritten abi
> guarantee that userspace can tile buffers that don't have a complete last
> tile row, as long as it promises not to touch it). Hence it got reverted.
> It was just a enforcement check to prevent broken userspace from fooling
> itself. The proper fix is to upgrade your userspace (libdrm +
> xf86-video-intel).
> [Aside: This only happens if you have new enough userspace that supports
> relaxed tiling. Old userspace and new kernels are _not_ broken.]

Yes, I noticed it got reverted when digging into git log, but the
commit message only said it broke gen4+, not how gen2 should be
unbroken after the revert.

Which versions fix this, just for reference?

I got libdrm 2.4.23 and xf86-video-intel 2.14.0.

(As a side note, do you have version checking on the kernel side?
If so, you could return 0 for the relaxed fencing feature check
if the driver is the wrong version.)

To keep things manageable I either upgrade the kernel, or userspace,
but never both at once. It seems that that doesn't work with graphics.



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