[Intel-gfx] Possible i915 regression with 4.4-rc
ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com
Thu Dec 3 13:25:48 PST 2015
On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 10:08:05PM +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Dec 2015 21:33:29 +0100,
> Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 09:00:55PM +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I've experienced a few graphics issues recently, and I tend to believe
> > > that it has happened since 4.4-rc. Namely, after some long time usage
> > > on my HSW laptop (two or three days), the mouse cursor vanished
> > > suddenly. It kept pointing but just became invisible. Also, after
> > > some S3 cycles, some glyphs on a console or on Firefox became
> > > invisible, too. The windows and graphics were shown well, and X core
> > > fonts were still shown properly, too. Switching to VT1 and back
> > > didn't change the situation.
> > I think I have a fix for this *very* annoying problem. I'v been cursing
> > on irc for weeks about it, until I finally got off my arse and debugged
> > it.
> > I pushed out my my cursor branch:
> > git://github.com/vsyrjala/linux.git disappearing_cursor_fix
> > It has lots of other junk too, but it should be just there two that fix it:
> > 59f65fa270fb ("drm/i915: Kill intel_crtc->cursor_bo")
> > 25651a198d17 ("drm/i915: Drop the broken curcor base==0 special casing")
> > Unfortunatleey I've managed to keep myself busy on other stuff, so didn't
> > send them out yet. Maybe tomorrow...
> Great, I'll try them out now. But these look like fixing only the
> cursor issue. Would they cover also the missing glyphs I experienced?
No. That's either userland, or some object/context/etc. getting corrupted
I think. I've had something like that occasionally too after some number of
suspend cycles, and usually fbcon is dead at that point too (just get a
black screen on VT switch).
I think we had some bug with not properly pinning the fbdev buffer which
could explain things getting corrupted. Chris had a fix I think, but I'm
not sure if that went anywhere. Chris?
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