[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: Don't write DSPSURF for old chips
tiwai at suse.de
Tue Feb 28 07:43:55 CET 2012
At Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:08:28 +0100,
Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:17:57 +0000,
> Chris Wilson wrote:
> > On Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:39:24 +0100, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
> > > It seems that writing DSPSURF in intel_flush_display_plane() causes
> > > the blank screen on some old laptops like Dell D630 with 965GM.
> > > Since this operation is needed only for ILK+, make it conditional.
> > The specs say that DSPASURF is the latch register for updates of the DSPA
> > registers on gen4 (including 965gm) as well. Presumably the bug is that
> > we only partially update the DSPA registers prior to the first call to
> > intel_flush_display_plane() which this papers over by disabling the
> > update until a valid address is written to DSPASURF. And there is such a
> > spurious call to intel_enable_plane() prior to us setting a valid
> > scanout surface:
> Sounds reasonable. FWIW, the change was first introduced in commit
> [b24e7179: drm/i915: add pipe/plane enable/disable functions],
> then in commit [efc2924e: drm/i915: Call intel_enable_plane from
> i9xx_crtc_mode_set (again)], it's placed into i9xx_crtc_mode_set().
> This explains the fact that it was discovered only on old machines
> as i9xx_crtc_mode_set() is the only crtc_mode_set op calling
> BTW, the bisection leaded to a merge commit, so the bug is really
> depending on the activation path or timing.
> I'll ask a tester to try your patch.
He reported back that it reduces the failure rate but doesn't fix
completely. Still get a blank screen in 20% rate.
Any other clue?
> > diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c
> > b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_d
> > index 66b19d3..ea8e4a1 100644
> > --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c
> > +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c
> > @@ -5453,7 +5453,6 @@ static int i9xx_crtc_mode_set(struct drm_crtc
> > *crtc,
> > I915_WRITE(DSPCNTR(plane), dspcntr);
> > POSTING_READ(DSPCNTR(plane));
> > - intel_enable_plane(dev_priv, plane, pipe);
> > ret = intel_pipe_set_base(crtc, x, y, old_fb);
> > -Chris
> > --
> > Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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