[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 14/32] drm/i915: Remove forcewake dance from seqno/irq barrier on legacy gen6+

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Fri Dec 11 03:33:10 PST 2015

In order to ensure seqno/irq coherency, we current read a ring register.
We are not sure quite how it works, only that is does. Experiments show
that e.g. doing a clflush(seqno) instead is not sufficient, but we can
remove the forcewake dance from the mmio access.

v2: Baytrail wants a clflush too.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c | 15 +++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c
index 6cecc15ec01b..69dd69e46fa9 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c
@@ -1490,10 +1490,21 @@ gen6_ring_get_seqno(struct intel_engine_cs *ring, bool lazy_coherency)
 	/* Workaround to force correct ordering between irq and seqno writes on
 	 * ivb (and maybe also on snb) by reading from a CS register (like
-	 * ACTHD) before reading the status page. */
+	 * ACTHD) before reading the status page.
+	 *
+	 * Note that this effectively effectively stalls the read by the time
+	 * it takes to do a memory transaction, which more or less ensures
+	 * that the write from the GPU has sufficient time to invalidate
+	 * the CPU cacheline. Alternatively we could delay the interrupt from
+	 * the CS ring to give the write time to land, but that would incur
+	 * a delay after every batch i.e. much more frequent than a delay
+	 * when waiting for the interrupt (with the same net latency).
+	 */
 	if (!lazy_coherency) {
 		struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv = ring->dev->dev_private;
-		POSTING_READ(RING_ACTHD(ring->mmio_base));
+		POSTING_READ_FW(RING_ACTHD(ring->mmio_base));
+		intel_flush_status_page(ring, I915_GEM_HWS_INDEX);
 	return intel_read_status_page(ring, I915_GEM_HWS_INDEX);

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