[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 0/2] drm/i915: Fix the invisible cursor syndrome

Ville Syrjälä ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com
Mon Dec 14 12:23:27 PST 2015

On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 01:16:46PM +0200, ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com wrote:
> From: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
> These two should provide the minimal fix for the invisible cursor
> problem that's been plaguing me and some other people. It's caused
> by the cursor bo getting bound at ggtt offset 0, which the code then
> considers to mean "not enabled". These patches get rid of that assumption,
> with the caveat that we may do some needless cursor register writes.
> I have a more generic fix for that (and a ton of other cursor improvements)
> at [1], but I figured that I'll just post the critical fixes now and allow
> the others to stew a bit more in the branch until maybe early next year.
> I assume the problem is also related to the lack of fbdev pinning that
> Chris has fixed [2]. With fbdev permanalty pinned at offset 0, there's
> no opportunity for the cursor bo to travel there. Without fbdev I suppose
> something else rings, status page, etc. could get permanently placed
> at offset 0, so not sure if this can be hit in that case (didn't try it).
> I'm a bit wary about adding cc stable to these since I suspect that
> backporting them too far will cause regressions, on account of the
> atomic/plane stuff probably not being up to the task in older kernels.
> So maybe better get these in w/o cc stable and consider a backport again
> later if it looks necessary.
> [1] git://github.com/vsyrjala/linux.git cursor_improvements
> [2] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/intel-gfx/2015-December/082114.html
> Ville Syrjälä (2):
>   drm/i915: Kill intel_crtc->cursor_bo
>   drm/i915: Drop the broken cursor base==0 special casing

Both patches pushed to dinq with cc: fixes. Thanks for the reviews.

>  drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c | 34 ++++++++++++----------------------
>  drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_drv.h     |  1 -
>  2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
> Cc: Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de>
> Cc: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at linux.intel.com>
> -- 
> 2.4.10

Ville Syrjälä
Intel OTC

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