[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 3/8] drm/i915: Cope with request list state change during error state capture

Tomas Elf tomas.elf at intel.com
Wed Oct 14 04:46:51 PDT 2015

On 13/10/2015 12:39, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 09, 2015 at 12:25:26PM +0100, Tomas Elf wrote:
>> On 09/10/2015 08:48, Chris Wilson wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 08, 2015 at 07:31:35PM +0100, Tomas Elf wrote:
>>>> Since we're not synchronizing the ring request list during error state capture
>>>> the request list state might change between the time the corresponding error
>>>> request list was allocated and dimensioned to the time when the ring request
>>>> list is actually captured into the error state. If this happens, throw a
>>>> WARNING and do early exit and be aware that the captured error state might not
>>>> be fully reliable.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Tomas Elf <tomas.elf at intel.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>   drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c | 13 +++++++++++++
>>>>   1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c
>>>> index 32c1799..cc75ca4 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gpu_error.c
>>>> @@ -1071,6 +1071,19 @@ static void i915_gem_record_rings(struct drm_device *dev,
>>>>   		list_for_each_entry_safe(request, tmpreq, &ring->request_list, list) {
>>>>   			struct drm_i915_error_request *erq;
>>>> +			if (WARN_ON(!request || count >= error->ring[i].num_requests)) {
>>> Request cannot be null, count can legitmately be more, the WARN on is
>>> inappropriate. Again, I sent several patches over the past couple of
>>> years to fix this.
>>> -Chris
>> Ok, so having the driver request list change grow in between the point where
>> we allocate and set up the error state request list to the same size as the
>> driver request list (since that's what count being larger than the list size
>> implies) is legitimate? Traversing into unallocated memory seems pretty
>> dodgy to me but if you say so.
> We still need to handle it ofc, but just not WARN on this condition since
> it can happen.
> -Daniel

With the RCU discussion ongoing I guess we should we just drop this 
patch? I agree that what I've been seeing looks like a side-effect of 
concurrent memory deallocation. Whatever solution you reach should make 
this patch pointless.


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