[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: Unbind objects in shrinker only if device is runtime active

Praveen Paneri praveen.paneri at intel.com
Thu Dec 24 02:46:08 PST 2015

When the system is running low on memory, gem shrinker is invoked.
In this process objects will be unbounded from GTT and unbinding process
will require access to GTT(GTTADR) and also to fence register potentially.
That requires a resume of gfx device, if suspended, in the shrinker path.
Considering the power leakage due to intermediate resume, perform unbinding
operation only if device is already runtime active.

Signed-off-by: Akash Goel <akash.goel at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Praveen Paneri <praveen.paneri at intel.com>
Cc: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_shrinker.c | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_shrinker.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_shrinker.c
index f7df54a..89350f4 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_shrinker.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_shrinker.c
@@ -89,6 +89,15 @@ i915_gem_shrink(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv,
+	 * Unbinding of objects will require HW access. Lets not wake
+	 * up gfx device just for this. Do the unbinding only if gfx
+	 * device is already active.
+	 */
+	if ((flags & I915_SHRINK_BOUND) &&
+			!intel_runtime_pm_get_noidle(dev_priv))
+		flags &= ~I915_SHRINK_BOUND;
+	/*
 	 * As we may completely rewrite the (un)bound list whilst unbinding
 	 * (due to retiring requests) we have to strictly process only
 	 * one element of the list at the time, and recheck the list
@@ -144,6 +153,8 @@ i915_gem_shrink(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv,
 		list_splice(&still_in_list, phase->list);
+	if (flags & I915_SHRINK_BOUND)
+		intel_runtime_pm_put(dev_priv);

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