[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v2] drm/i915: Don't panic on non-empty list of free cachelines

Janusz Krzysztofik janusz.krzysztofik at linux.intel.com
Fri Apr 5 13:28:06 UTC 2019

From: Janusz Krzysztofik <janusz.krzysztofik at intel.com>

If there are active users of a device during driver unbind, the driver
now panics on non-empty list of free cachelines.

By design, cachelines which are not in use are kept on a list of free
cachelines associated with a timeline and removed from that list either
when in use or when the timeline is destroyed.  Timelines in turn are
assigned to open file descriptors.

As long as a device file is open, its associated timeline with its list
of free cachelines will be hopefully destroyed on device close, either
while outstanding execlists are destroyed or on i915_timeline_put()
called directly, so as long as device file descriptors are protected
from unwanted user activities by the device being marked unplugged,
there should be no reason to panic.

Moreover, timeline mutex which is destroyed right after the check for
emptyness of a free cacheline list succeeds is never used to protect
that list, only a list of active cachelines, so it can be freely
destroyed even if the former is not empty.

Since the desired behavior is to clean up active contexts first,
unpinning the contexts and resources, and so letting the timeline be
freed, the panic is there to say that i915_timelines_fini() is
called to early.  Don't remove the check completely then but convert it
from the BUG() to a WARN() so the indication a long term fix is needed
is still given.

Signed-off-by: Janusz Krzysztofik <janusz.krzysztofik at intel.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_timeline.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_timeline.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_timeline.c
index b2202d2e58a2..965fd3052b25 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_timeline.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_timeline.c
@@ -325,7 +325,7 @@ void i915_timelines_fini(struct drm_i915_private *i915)
 	struct i915_gt_timelines *gt = &i915->gt.timelines;
-	GEM_BUG_ON(!list_empty(&gt->hwsp_free_list));
+	GEM_WARN_ON(!list_empty(&gt->hwsp_free_list));

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