[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 1/3] drm/i915/execlists: Reset ring registers on rebinding contexts

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Tue Mar 27 21:01:55 UTC 2018

Tvrtko uncovered a fun issue with recovering from a wedge device. In his
tests, he wedged the driver by injecting an unrecoverable hang whilst a
batch was spinning. As we reset the gpu in the middle of the spinner,
when resumed it would continue on from the next instruction in the ring
and write it's breadcrumb. However, on wedging we updated our
bookkeeping to indicate that the GPU had completed executing and would
restart from after the breadcrumb; so the emission of the stale
breadcrumb from before the reset came as a bit of a surprise.

A simple fix is to when rebinding the context into the GPU, we update
the ring register state in the context image to match our bookkeeping.
We already have to update the RING_START and RING_TAIL, so updating
RING_HEAD as well is trivial. This works because whenever we unbind the
context, we keep the bookkeeping in check; and on wedging we unbind all

Testcase: igt/gem_eio
Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Tvrtko Ursulin <tvrtko.ursulin at intel.com>
Cc: Mika Kuoppala <mika.kuoppala at linux.intel.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c
index ba7f7831f934..654634254b64 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_lrc.c
@@ -1272,6 +1272,7 @@ execlists_context_pin(struct intel_engine_cs *engine,
 	ce->lrc_reg_state = vaddr + LRC_STATE_PN * PAGE_SIZE;
 	ce->lrc_reg_state[CTX_RING_BUFFER_START+1] =
+	ce->lrc_reg_state[CTX_RING_HEAD+1] = ce->ring->head;

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