[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: Educate users in dmesg about reporting gpu hangs

Daniel Vetter daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch
Wed Oct 9 19:22:22 CEST 2013

Untangling me-too reports that actually aren't is really messy. And we
need to make sure the blame is put where it should be right from the
start ;-)

v2: Improve the wording from Ben's suggestions.

Cc: Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net>
Acked-by: Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c
index da1022a..1f82b3b 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c
@@ -910,8 +910,12 @@ void i915_capture_error_state(struct drm_device *dev)
-	DRM_INFO("capturing error event; look for more information in "
-		 "/sys/class/drm/card%d/error\n", dev->primary->index);
+	DRM_INFO("GPU crash dump saved to /sys/class/drm/card%d/error\n",
+		 dev->primary->index);
+	DRM_INFO("GPU hangs can indicate a bug in the entire gfx stack, including userspace.\n");
+	DRM_INFO("Please file a _new_ bug report on bugs.freedesktop.org against DRI -> DRM/Intel\n");
+	DRM_INFO("drm/i915 developers can then reassign to the right component if it's not a kernel issue.\n");
+	DRM_INFO("The gpu crash dump is required to analyze gpu hangs, so please always attach it.\n");
 	error->eir = I915_READ(EIR);

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