[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: Demote user facing DMC firmware load failure message

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Wed Jan 13 09:38:15 PST 2016

This is an expected error given the lack of the firmware so emit it at
KERN_NOTICE and not KERN_ERROR. Also include the firmware URL in the
user facing message so that the user can investigate and fix the issue
on their own, and also explain the consequence in plain language.

The complete failure message, including the first line from the firmware
loader, becomes

i915 0000:00:02.0: Direct firmware load for i915/skl_dmc_ver1.bin failed with error -2
i915 0000:00:02.0: Failed to load DMC firmware [https://01.org/linuxgraphics/intel-linux-graphics-firmwares], disabling runtime power management.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Damien Lespiau <damien.lespiau at intel.com>
Cc: Imre Deak <imre.deak at intel.com>
Cc: Sunil Kamath <sunil.kamath at intel.com>
Cc: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at intel.com>
Cc: Animesh Manna <animesh.manna at intel.com>
Cc: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_csr.c | 9 +++++++--
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_csr.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_csr.c
index 3f2850029c17..5c2f9a40c81b 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_csr.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_csr.c
@@ -44,6 +44,8 @@
 #define I915_CSR_SKL "i915/skl_dmc_ver1.bin"
 #define I915_CSR_BXT "i915/bxt_dmc_ver1.bin"
+#define FIRMWARE_URL  "https://01.org/linuxgraphics/intel-linux-graphics-firmwares"
@@ -282,7 +284,7 @@ static uint32_t *parse_csr_fw(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv,
 	    csr->version < SKL_CSR_VERSION_REQUIRED) {
 		DRM_INFO("Refusing to load old Skylake DMC firmware v%u.%u,"
 			 " please upgrade to v%u.%u or later"
-			 " [https://01.org/linuxgraphics/intel-linux-graphics-firmwares].\n",
+			   " [" FIRMWARE_URL "].\n",
@@ -400,7 +402,10 @@ out:
 	} else {
-		DRM_ERROR("Failed to load DMC firmware, disabling rpm\n");
+		dev_notice(dev_priv->dev->dev,
+			   "Failed to load DMC firmware"
+			   " [" FIRMWARE_URL "],"
+			   " disabling runtime power management.\n");

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