[drm] Reducing the compressed framebuffer size
ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com
Wed May 13 12:29:43 UTC 2020
On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 03:36:01PM +0200, Massimo B. wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> since Kernel 5.6.5 I encounter many syslog lines like
> [kernel] [drm] Reducing the compressed framebuffer size. This may lead to less power savings than a non-reduced-size. Try to increase stolen memory size if available in BIOS.
> - Last output repeated 4 times -
> I found some explanation at:
> But why do I get this with a i7-4790 Haswell, which is not pre-Sandy?
FBC is a thing for all platform generations.
> Anyway I followed the hint and set
> # cat /etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf
> options i915 enable_fbc=0
> After reboot the setting seems active:
> # cat /sys/module/i915/parameters/enable_fbc
> But I still get the same logs. Which BIOS setting is responsible, how can I fix
> that? Is there a better place to ask?
There is a patch on its way somewhere to linus/stable trees to eliminate
this dmesg spam:
But it's a bit strange you still get it with fbc disabled. The logic
for when to allocate the cfb may be a bit busted atm...
> # lspci |grep VGA
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
> # grep name /proc/cpuinfo |tail -n1
> model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz
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