Re: [PATCH] intel-gtt: fix memory corruption with GM965 and >4GB RAM
From: Chris Wilson
Date: Fri Feb 25 2011 - 17:18:42 EST
On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:16:46 +0100, Jan Niehusmann <jan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 08:22:53PM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> > On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:30:56 +0100, Jan Niehusmann <jan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Further investigation revealed that the corrupted address is
> > > (dev_priv->status_page_dmah->busaddr & 0xffffffff), ie. the beginning of
> > > the hardware status page of the i965 graphics card, cut to 32 bits.
> > 965GM explicitly supports 36bits of addressing in the PTE. The only
> > exception is that general state (part of the 3D engine) must be located in
> > the lower 4GiB.
> I'm not claiming that 965GM doesn't do 36 bits. In fact I actually see
> activity in /sys/kernel/debug/dri/64/i915_gem_hws, and everything seems
> to be working well, when the status page is above 4GB - if one ignores
> the tiny detail that the wrong memory location gets overwritten,
> > Simply ignoring the upper 4bits is the wrong approach and means that the
> > PTE then point to random pages, and completely irrelevant to the physical
> > address used in the hardware status page address register.
> Doesn't setting DMA_BIT_MASK(32) only change the region DMA memory is
> allocated from? I made that change just to make sure one gets addresses
> which are safe even if the chipset sometimes ignores address bit 32. The
> only negative impact I could think of is the allocation may fail if no
> appropriate memory is available. Am I wrong?
I just thought Daniel had wired up the dma_mask_size differently and
didn't realise it also did pci_set_dma_mask on the same pci dev. So
our patches were morally equivalent. ;-)
> > I have been considering:
> > + if (IS_BRROADWATER(dev) || IS_CRESTLINE(dev))
> > + dma_set_coherent_mask(&dev->pdev->dev, DMA_BIT_MASK(32));
> > to prevent hitting the erratum.
> So is there a known erratum about these chips? I didn't find errata
> documents online, but I only did a short google search and may have
> missed them.
Hah. I wish our documentation were that organised. If you grab the PRM
for gen4 from intellinuxgraphics.org, you should find it mentioned in the
state descriptions for the 3D pipeline.
> > However your bug looks to be:
> > - if (INTEL_INFO(dev)->gen >= 4)
> > - dev_priv->dma_status_page |= (dev_priv->dma_status_page >> 28) &
> > - 0xf0;
> > + if (INTEL_INFO(dev)->gen >= 4) /* 36-bit addressing */
> > + dev_priv->dma_status_page |=
> > + (dev_priv->status_page_dmah->busaddr >> 28) & 0xf0;
> Don't think so. dev_priv->dma_status_page gets initialized to
> dev_priv->status_page_dmah->busaddr a few lines above, and it's 64 bit,
> so that diff doesn't change the result of the computation.
And here I was working on the assumption that the code to program a 32bit
register would indeed create a 32bit value.
So, I'm happy to use your patch to workaround the known erratum. I just
wish I had an explanation as to what is actually causing the corruption.
What I want to make sure is that we don't paper over a real bug by
thinking it is yet another silicon issue.
Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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