[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: Allow userspace to request no-error-capture upon GPU hangs

Dave Gordon david.s.gordon at intel.com
Wed Dec 16 09:30:18 PST 2015

On 16/12/15 10:09, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 10:00:44AM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 09:54:47AM +0100, Daniel Vetter wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 10:18:35PM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
>>>> igt likes to inject GPU hangs into its command streams. However, as we
>>>> expect these hangs, we don't actually want them recorded in the dmesg
>>>> output or stored in the i915_error_state (usually). To accomodate this
>>>> allow userspace to set a flag on the context that any hang emanating
>>>> from that context will not be recorded. We still do the error capture
>>>> (otherwise how do we find the guilty context and know its intent?) as
>>>> part of the reason for random GPU hang injection is to exercise the race
>>>> conditions between the error capture and normal execution.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
>>> Hm, I do like that we exercise the full paths all the time, increasing
>>> chances for fireworks. What's the motivation here? Is there some
>>> substantial speed-up?
>> No, since we keep doing the error-capture (we have to, we haven't fixed
>> the bugs in it yet!), the only benefits are:
>> (a) Reduce dmesg spam during igt
>> (b) simulating hangs doesn't leave an error-state around, or rather, we
>> don't leave the simulated error state and igt doesn't eat a *genuine* hang
>> that occurred during or before the test.
> Oh, should better wait for coffee to kick in - I didn't realize that all
> that code still runs, and the only thing that changes is whether we'll
> store the capture error state in the global slot used by debugfs.
> Acked-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>

Note this is the first version, obsoleted by the one Chris posted 41 
minutes later, and which I already gave an R-B, with qualifications:



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