[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v4] drm/i915/guc: Clean up locks in GuC

Daniel Vetter daniel at ffwll.ch
Tue Jan 26 08:54:21 PST 2016

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 12:08:37PM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:53:45AM +0000, Tvrtko Ursulin wrote:
> > Chris Harris has liaised with Tomi and apparently GuC firmware is
> > already on the lab SKLs from ~two weeks ago.
> > 
> > Since the firmware is on all machines, presumably we would also want
> > to have CI runs without the GuC enabled to ensure patches are not
> > breaking the execlists mode?
> > 
> > How would you go about that? Submit patch series twice? Once with
> > the final "enable GuC" patch and one without?
> After the enable GuC patch, execlists will still be triggered on
> machines without the right firmware. We either remove the firmware from
> the CI image for that run, or reboot with i915.enable_guc=0
> Yes, we should be checking that both modes "still" function.

Since guc mode will be for skl only bdw will still do execlist tests for
us. I think that should be good enough. But I've heard also that the
private patch submission is coming along, so you could submit a 2nd time
without the "enable guc" patch.
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

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