[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v4 02/38] drm/i915: Explicit power enable during deferred context initialisation

Daniel Vetter daniel at ffwll.ch
Tue Jan 12 07:35:04 PST 2016

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 02:21:51PM +0000, John Harrison wrote:
> On 12/01/2016 14:04, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> >On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 11:50:34AM +0000, John Harrison wrote:
> >>On 12/01/2016 11:28, Chris Wilson wrote:
> >>>On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 11:11:20AM +0000, John Harrison wrote:
> >>>>On 12/01/2016 00:20, Chris Wilson wrote:
> >>>>>On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 06:42:31PM +0000, John.C.Harrison at Intel.com wrote:
> >>>>>>From: John Harrison <John.C.Harrison at Intel.com>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>A later patch in this series re-organises the batch buffer submission
> >>>>>>code. Part of that is to reduce the scope of a pm_get/put pair.
> >>>>>>Specifically, they previously wrapped the entire submission path from
> >>>>>>the very start to the very end, now they only wrap the actual hardware
> >>>>>>submission part in the back half.
> >>>>>However, as you haven't fixed the ordering issue that requires rpm_get
> >>>>>before struct_mutex, this is broken.
> >>>>Why does 'intel_runtime_pm_get' require the struct mutex to be held?
> >>>>It has certainly not complained at me about trying to do stuff
> >>>>without it.
> >>>Because it depends upon the struct_mutex and rpm doesn't have sufficient
> >>>lockdep integration to be able to warn about using rpm from the
> >>>incorrect contexts.
> >>Where? What does the 'pm_runtime_get_sync' call turn into? There are already
> >>other places in the driver which call intel_runtime_pm_get() immediately
> >>after grabbing the mutex lock. Also, the description comment for _pm_get()
> >>does not mention anything about mutexes at all.
> >If you nest rpm_get within dev->struct_mutex that's a bug and could
> >deadlock. Where does this happen? And for any such place we need a new
> >subtest in pm_rpm.
> The first two hits when grepping the driver are in 'i915_gem_seqno_info()'
> and 'i915_interrupt_info()' in i915_debugfs.c. Both say:
>     ret = mutex_lock_interruptible(&dev->struct_mutex);
>     if (ret)
>         return ret;
>     intel_runtime_pm_get(dev_priv);

Yeah that's totally bonkers and will deadlock if the device is actually

/me goes and files JIRAs

Thanks, Daniel
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

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