[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v4 19/38] drm/i915: Added scheduler support to page fault handler

John.C.Harrison at Intel.com John.C.Harrison at Intel.com
Mon Jan 11 10:42:48 PST 2016

From: John Harrison <John.C.Harrison at Intel.com>

GPU page faults can now require scheduler operation in order to
complete. For example, in order to free up sufficient memory to handle
the fault the handler must wait for a batch buffer to complete that
has not even been sent to the hardware yet. Thus EAGAIN no longer
means a GPU hang, it can occur under normal operation.

For: VIZ-1587
Signed-off-by: John Harrison <John.C.Harrison at Intel.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c | 9 +++++++--
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c
index 59024a3..7716462 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c
@@ -1949,10 +1949,15 @@ out:
 	case -EAGAIN:
-		 * EAGAIN means the gpu is hung and we'll wait for the error
-		 * handler to reset everything when re-faulting in
+		 * EAGAIN can mean the gpu is hung and we'll have to wait for
+		 * the error handler to reset everything when re-faulting in
 		 * i915_mutex_lock_interruptible.
+		 *
+		 * It can also indicate various other nonfatal errors for which
+		 * the best response is to give other threads a chance to run,
+		 * and then retry the failing operation in its entirety.
 	case 0:
 	case -EINTR:

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