[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v2 17/17] drm/i915: Split out load time interface registration

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Fri Mar 11 19:55:41 UTC 2016

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 06:31:42PM +0200, Imre Deak wrote:
> According to the new init phases scheme we should register the device
> making it available via some kernel internal or user space interface as
> the last step in the init sequence, so move the corresponding code to a
> separate function.
> Also add a TODO comment about code that still needs to be moved around
> to one of the init phases functions depending on what the role and effect
> of that code is.
> No functional change, except for the reordering of the unload time
> unregistration steps of sysfs wrt. acpi and opregion.
> Suggested by Chris.
> CC: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
> Signed-off-by: Imre Deak <imre.deak at intel.com>
> ---
>  drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_dma.c | 83 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
>  1 file changed, 54 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_dma.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_dma.c
> index aaf1b17..43dcb5a 100644
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_dma.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_dma.c
> @@ -1209,6 +1209,53 @@ static void i915_driver_cleanup_hw(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv)
>  }
>  /**
> + * i915_driver_init_register - register the driver with the rest of the system
> + * @dev_priv: device private
> + *
> + * Perform any steps necessary to make the driver available via kernel
> + * internal or userspace interfaces.
> + */
> +static void i915_driver_init_register(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv)

This is the only one I didn't like. The problem with _register is that
it makes me think of mmio register (yes, I know that's too
driver-centric and the use of register_callback_interface is
widespread.) A compromise would be


Other than I got to here without spotting anything obnoxious or
troublematic wrt to mmio/gem. The only thing we lack is fault injection
into igt/drv_module_reload, maybe we can do
	i915.inject_fault = LOAD_MMIO | LOAD_FRAMEWORK etc
The other tricky part is deciding on what the failure should be. For
critical faults we just expect the module to fail to load, but for
aspects like GEM, we just want to the GPU to be disabled but modesetting
still work.

Anyway the above should give us better coverage of these error paths and
so hopefully prevent a panic-on-boot for some unsuspecting users.

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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