Re: [PATCH] drm/i915: enable BIOS hang workaround for Lenovo T60 too

From: Mikko Rapeli
Date: Tue Jun 23 2015 - 06:42:40 EST

Hi Imre,

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 04:43:50PM +0300, Imre Deak wrote:
> To summarize, since we extended the range of platforms to apply the
> workaround in
> commit ab3be73fa7b43f4c3648ce29b5fd649ea54d3adb
> Author: Imre Deak <imre.deak@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Mon Mar 2 13:04:41 2015 +0200
> drm/i915: gen4: work around hang during hibernation
> we had the following reports I know of with the same issue:
> - Acer Aspire 1830T by Ilya (Gen5) [1]
> - Fujitsu FSC S7110 by Dirk (Gen4.5) [2]
> - ThinkPad X60 by Pavel (Gen4.5) [3]
> - ThinkPad T60 by Mikko (Gen4.5) [4]
> - ThinkPad X41 by Paul (Gen3) [5]
> Based on this I would give up on a vendor specific blacklist and apply
> the workaround for anything < GEN6.

I would not trust just user feedback on this. Do you have some HW knowledge
from chips, reference desings on mother boards, and BIOS knowledge
which supports enabling this poweroff_late and related workaround for all
devices older than GEN6? Also, how does it work on Windows and on OS X
(if that's relevant)?

> About completely reverting the original
> commit da2bc1b9db3351addd293e5b82757efe1f77ed1d
> Author: Imre Deak <imre.deak@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thu Oct 23 19:23:26 2014 +0300
> drm/i915: add poweroff_late handler
> I still believe that the normal thing to do is to power off the device
> during S4. This is the default action taken by the kernel's PCI core for
> every device. S4 is not a state where it'd be guaranteed that all
> devices are powered off, there may be wake-up devices that are still
> powered for example, so powering off any devices explicitly that are not
> wake-up sources makes sense to me. I think we need a point where we stop
> applying this workaround and GEN6 seems like a good point for that,
> since I haven't seen any report past GEN5.

As a Linux user, I'd just like to be more confident that da2bc1b9db3351add and
workaround for all chips older than GEN6 is the right thing to do. User
testing shouldn't be the only criteria.


> --Imre
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]
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