[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 07/10] drm/i915: add support for checking if we hold an RPM reference

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Tue Dec 15 13:07:41 PST 2015

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 08:10:35PM +0200, Imre Deak wrote:
> Atm, we assert that the device is not suspended until the point when the
> device is truly put to a suspended state. This is fine, but we can catch
> more problems if we check that RPM refcount is non-zero. After that one
> drops to zero we shouldn't access the device any more, even if the actual
> device suspend may be delayed. Change assert_rpm_wakelock_held()
> accordingly to check for a non-zero RPM refcount in addition to the
> current device-not-suspended check.
> For the new asserts to work we need to annotate every place explicitly in
> the code where we expect that the device is powered. The places where we
> only assume this, but may not hold an RPM reference:
> - driver load
>   We assume the device to be powered until we enable RPM. Make this
>   explicit by taking an RPM reference around the load function.
> - system and runtime sudpend/resume handlers
>   These handlers are called when the RPM reference becomes 0 and know the
>   exact point after which the device can get powered off. Disable the
>   RPM-reference-held check for their duration.
> - the IRQ, hangcheck and RPS work handlers
>   These handlers are flushed in the system/runtime suspend handler
>   before the device is powered off, so it's guaranteed that they won't
>   run while the device is powered off even though they don't hold any
>   RPM reference. Disable the RPM-reference-held check for their duration.

My current thinking is that the hangcheck/RPS tasks are wrong - and that
we do actually have explicit wakerefs that should cover their lifetimes
(but we fail to actually terminate them when we drop the associated

With respect to the current state (cancelling the work in rpm_suspend),
the assert disabling is correct, but I think we should be indicating
that we papering over a "bug" more strongly.

i.e. something like DISABLE_RPM_WAKEREF_ASSERT();

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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