[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/vblank: WARN_ON nested use of drm_vblank_on/off
jani.nikula at linux.intel.com
Mon Jun 22 06:45:08 PDT 2015
On Mon, 22 Jun 2015, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 9:27 AM, Jani Nikula
> <jani.nikula at linux.intel.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Jun 2015, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 8:02 AM, Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch> wrote:
>>>> We should never nest these since in theory kms drivers should know
>>>> when a pipe is on/off and call the corresponding enable/disable
>>>> functions for the vblank helper code only once. But for historical
>>>> reasons (the shared-with-ums version of this code in modeset_pre/post
>>>> needed to be able to cope with silly userspace that lost track of
>>>> things) we still have this bit of "robustness" around.
>>>> Enforce this with a WARN_ON, preparing to eventually rip out this
>>>> special handling.
>>> This doesn't really provide any context in the WARN_ON itself. It
>>> will just result in a splat that looks like a kernel oops, and end
>>> users and distribution maintainers will be left scratching their
>>> Could this be done with a printk warning instead, or could you at
>>> least provide a pr_warn statement to help people understand why their
>>> machine has an oops splat?
>> FWIW i915_drv.h has
>> #define WARN_ON(x) WARN((x), "WARN_ON(" #x ")")
>> which makes it a little better...
> Only a little though, and only in i915. This is in the generic DRM
> code, isn't it?
You're absolutely right, sorry. Agreed with your complaint.
Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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