drm_sched with panfrost crash on T820

Steven Price steven.price at arm.com
Fri Sep 27 10:48:29 UTC 2019

On 27/09/2019 10:55, Steven Price wrote:
> One obvious issue with the DRM scheduler is that there is a call to
> cancel_delayed_work() in drm_sched_stop() which to me looks like it
> should be cancel_delayed_work_sync() to ensure that the timeout handling
> has completed.
> However in the above scenario a _sync() variety would then cause a
> deadlock (one thread has pfdev->reset_lock and is waiting for the other
> thread which is trying to take the lock).
> So we need to update Panfrost so that it can coordinate the reset
> between schedulers. Can you try something like the following (untested):

And actually testing it I of course discover it doesn't quite work. We
do need the cancel_delayed_work_sync() in the DRM scheduler (when
stopping a different scheduler) and we need to avoid holding the
reset_lock during the drm_sched_stop() call to prevent deadlocking with
another thread handling a timeout.

Can you give the following patch a spin? I don't have a great
reproduction case, so it would be good to get some confidence it fixes
the problem.

>From 521a286789260197ae94f698932ebf369efc45ad Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Steven Price <steven.price at arm.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:42:40 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] drm/panfrost: Handle resetting on timeout better

Panfrost uses multiple schedulers (one for each slot, so 2 in reality),
and on a timeout has to stop all the schedulers to safely perform a
reset. However more than one scheduler can trigger a timeout at the same
time. This race condition results in jobs being freed while they are
still in use.

Modify drm_sched_stop() to call cancel_delayed_work_sync() when stopping
a different scheduler to the one belonging to the passed in job.
panfrost_job_timedout() is also modified to only allow one thread at a
time to handle the reset. Any subsequent threads simply return assuming
that the first thread will handle the situation.

Signed-off-by: Steven Price <steven.price at arm.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_device.h |  2 ++
 drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_job.c    | 11 ++++++++++-
 drivers/gpu/drm/scheduler/sched_main.c     |  5 ++++-
 3 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_device.h b/drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_device.h
index f503c566e99f..6441c7fba6c4 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_device.h
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_device.h
@@ -99,6 +99,8 @@ struct panfrost_device {
 		unsigned long cur_volt;
 		struct panfrost_devfreq_slot slot[NUM_JOB_SLOTS];
 	} devfreq;
+	bool is_resetting;
 struct panfrost_mmu {
diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_job.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_job.c
index 05c85f45a0de..1b2019e08b43 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_job.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/panfrost/panfrost_job.c
@@ -388,13 +388,21 @@ static void panfrost_job_timedout(struct drm_sched_job *sched_job)
+	if (pfdev->is_resetting) {
+		mutex_unlock(&pfdev->reset_lock);
+		return;
+	}
+	pfdev->is_resetting = true;
+	mutex_unlock(&pfdev->reset_lock);
 	for (i = 0; i < NUM_JOB_SLOTS; i++)
 		drm_sched_stop(&pfdev->js->queue[i].sched, sched_job);
 	if (sched_job)
-	/* panfrost_core_dump(pfdev); */
+	mutex_lock(&pfdev->reset_lock);
 	panfrost_devfreq_record_transition(pfdev, js);
@@ -406,6 +414,7 @@ static void panfrost_job_timedout(struct drm_sched_job *sched_job)
 	for (i = 0; i < NUM_JOB_SLOTS; i++)
 		drm_sched_start(&pfdev->js->queue[i].sched, true);
+	pfdev->is_resetting = false;
diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/scheduler/sched_main.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/scheduler/sched_main.c
index 148468447ba9..bc6d1862ec8a 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/scheduler/sched_main.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/scheduler/sched_main.c
@@ -415,7 +415,10 @@ void drm_sched_stop(struct drm_gpu_scheduler *sched, struct drm_sched_job *bad)
 	 * this TDR finished and before the newly restarted jobs had a
 	 * chance to complete.
-	cancel_delayed_work(&sched->work_tdr);
+	if (bad->sched != sched)
+		cancel_delayed_work_sync(&sched->work_tdr);
+	else
+		cancel_delayed_work(&sched->work_tdr);

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