Re: AMD graphics performance regression in 4.15 and later

From: Christian KÃnig
Date: Wed Jun 06 2018 - 07:34:11 EST

Am 06.06.2018 um 13:28 schrieb Gabriel C:
2018-04-11 7:02 GMT+02:00 Gabriel C <nix.or.die@xxxxxxxxx>:
2018-04-11 6:00 GMT+02:00 Gabriel C <nix.or.die@xxxxxxxxx>:
2018-04-09 11:42 GMT+02:00 Christian KÃnig <ckoenig.leichtzumerken@xxxxxxxxx>:
Am 07.04.2018 um 00:00 schrieb Jean-Marc Valin:
I can help testing code for 4.17/++ if you wish but that is *different* storry.

Quick tested an 4.16.0-11490-gb284d4d5a678 , amdgpu and radeon driver
are broken now in this one.

radeon tells:


[ 6.337838] [drm] PCIE GART of 2048M enabled (table at 0x00000000001D6000).
[ 6.338210] radeon 0000:21:00.0: (-12) create WB bo failed
[ 6.338214] radeon 0000:21:00.0: disabling GPU acceleration


I have the same Issue now on final 4.17.

Actually Michel came up with a fix for the performance regression which is now backported to older kernels as well.

So the original issue of this mail thread should be fixed by now.

Also I played with BIOS options also which does not fix anything but
changes the error message.

IOMMU && SR-IOV disabled the error changes to this :

[ 7.092044] [drm:r600_ring_test [radeon]] *ERROR* radeon: ring 0
test failed (scratch(0x850C)=0xCAFEDEAD)
[ 7.092059] radeon 0000:21:00.0: disabling GPU acceleration

While I could workaround SWIOTLB bugs in 4.15 and 4.16 , 4.17 seems to
kill the GPU with no way
for me to make it work ( at least I could not find any workaround by now )

That actually sounds like something completely different. Can you provide a full dmesg of radeon and/or amdgpu?