[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: fix DP AUX errors due to false timeouts when using wait_event_timeout

Imre Deak imre.deak at intel.com
Thu May 2 11:00:03 CEST 2013

Due to possible scheduling latencies wait_event_timeout doesn't
guarantee a non-zero return value, even if the condition becomes true
before the specified timeout expires. Thus we can incorrectly signal a
timeout and abort a DP AUX transaction.

If wait_event_timeout returns 0, it's guaranteed that at least the
specified timeout (minus one jiffies, see below) had passed, so we can
fix this by checking the condition explicitly in this case.

Also the timeout that wait_event_timeout() is guaranteed to wait if the
condition doesn't become true is one less jiffies than what is passed to
it as a parameter. This is because the absolute expiration time in
schedule_timeout() may be calculated at a moment close to the next
scheduling tick, when jiffies is incremented. So make sure we pass always
a jiffies value of 2 or greater. Here this makes a difference only for

This fixes DP AUX errors I saw during booting on an ILK.

This should ideally be fixed in wait_event_timeout(), but that can take
a while. Until that's done use this fix as a band-aid.

Signed-off-by: Imre Deak <imre.deak at intel.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_dp.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_dp.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_dp.c
index 8759fb1..7ce96c5 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_dp.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_dp.c
@@ -303,10 +303,10 @@ intel_dp_aux_wait_done(struct intel_dp *intel_dp, bool has_aux_irq)
 #define C (((status = I915_READ_NOTRACE(ch_ctl)) & DP_AUX_CH_CTL_SEND_BUSY) == 0)
 	if (has_aux_irq)
 		done = wait_event_timeout(dev_priv->gmbus_wait_queue, C,
-					  msecs_to_jiffies(10));
+					  msecs_to_jiffies(10) + 1);
 		done = wait_for_atomic(C, 10) == 0;
-	if (!done)
+	if (!done && !(C))
 		DRM_ERROR("dp aux hw did not signal timeout (has irq: %i)!\n",
 #undef C

More information about the Intel-gfx mailing list