Re: linux-4.4 bisected: kwin5 stuck on kde5 loading screen with radeon

From: Mario Kleiner
Date: Mon Jan 25 2016 - 08:45:02 EST

On 01/25/2016 02:23 PM, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 02:16:45PM +0100, Mario Kleiner wrote:

On 01/25/2016 05:15 AM, Michel Dänzer wrote:
On 23.01.2016 00:18, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 12:06:00PM +0900, Michel Dänzer wrote:

[ Trimming KDE folks from Cc ]

On 21.01.2016 19:09, Daniel Vetter wrote:
On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 05:36:46PM +0900, Michel Dänzer wrote:
On 21.01.2016 16:58, Daniel Vetter wrote:

Can you please point me at the vblank on/off jump bug please?

AFAIR I originally reported it in response to
, but I can't find that in the archives, so maybe that was just on IRC.
. Basically, I ran into the bug fixed by your patch because the counter
jumped forward on every DPMS off, so it hit the 32-bit boundary after
just a few days.

Ok, so just uncovered the overflow bug.

Not sure what you mean by "just", but to be clear: The drm_vblank_on/off
counter jumping bug (similar to the bug this thread is about), which
exposed the overflow bug, is still alive and kicking in 4.5. It seems
to happen when turning off the CRTC:

[drm:drm_update_vblank_count] updating vblank count on crtc 0: current=218104694, diff=0, hw=916 hw_last=916
[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] crtc 0: dist from vblank start 3
[drm:drm_calc_vbltimestamp_from_scanoutpos] crtc 0 : v 0x7 p(2199,-45)@ 7304.307354 -> 7304.308006 [e 0 us, 0 rep]
[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] crtc 0: dist from vblank start 3
[drm:drm_update_vblank_count] updating vblank count on crtc 0: current=218104694, diff=16776301, hw=1 hw_last=916

Not sure what bug we're talking about here, but here the hw counter
clearly jumps backwards.

[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] Query failed! stat 3
[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] Query failed! stat 3
[drm:drm_update_vblank_count] updating vblank count on crtc 1: current=0, diff=0, hw=0 hw_last=0
[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] Query failed! stat 3
[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] Query failed! stat 3
[drm:drm_update_vblank_count] updating vblank count on crtc 2: current=0, diff=0, hw=0 hw_last=0
[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] Query failed! stat 3
[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] Query failed! stat 3
[drm:drm_update_vblank_count] updating vblank count on crtc 3: current=0, diff=0, hw=0 hw_last=0
[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] Query failed! stat 1
[drm:drm_calc_vbltimestamp_from_scanoutpos] crtc 0 : v 0x1 p(0,0)@ 7304.317140 -> 7304.317140 [e 0 us, 0 rep]
[drm:radeon_get_vblank_counter_kms] Query failed! stat 1
[drm:drm_update_vblank_count] updating vblank count on crtc 0: current=234880995, diff=16777215, hw=0 hw_last=1

Same here.

At least one of the jumps is expected, because this is around turning
off the CRTC for DPMS off. Don't know yet why there are two jumps back

These things just don't happen on i915 because drm_vblank_off() and
drm_vblank_on() are always called around the times when the hw counter
might get reset. Or at least that's how it should be.

Which is of course the idea of Daniel's patch (which is what I'm getting
the above with) or Mario's patch as well, but clearly something's still
wrong. It's certainly possible that it's something in the driver, but
since calling drm_vblank_pre/post_modeset from the same places seems to
work fine (ignoring the regression discussed in this thread)... Do
drm_vblank_on/off require something else to handle this correctly?

I suspect it is because vblank_disable_and_save calls
drm_update_vblank_count() unconditionally, even if vblank irqs are
already off.

So on a manual display disable -> reenable you get something like

At disable:

Call to dpms-off --> atombios_crtc_dpms(DPMS_OFF) --> drm_vblank_off ->
vblank_disable_and_save -> irqs off, drm_update_vblank_count() computes
final count.

Then the crtc is shut down and its hw counter resets to zero.

At reenable:

Modesetting -> drm_crtc_helper_set_mode -> crtc_funcs->prepare(crtc) ->
atombios_crtc_prepare() -> atombios_crtc_dpms(DPMS_OFF) ->
drm_vblank_off -> vblank_disable_and_save -> A pointless
drm_update_vblank_count() while the hw counter is already reset to zero
--> Unwanted counter jump.

The problem doesn't happen on a pure modeset to a different video
resolution/refresh rate, as then we only have one call into

I think the fix is to fix vblank_disable_and_save() to only call
drm_update_vblank_count() if vblank irqs get actually disabled, not on
no-op calls. I will try that now.

It does that on purpose. Otherwise the vblank counter would appear to
have stalled while the interrupt was off.

Ok, that's what the comments there say, although i don't see atm. why that perceived stall would be a big problem. I checked all callers of vblank_disable_and_save(). They are all careful to not call that function if vblanks are already disabled. The only exception is drm_vblank_off(). If drm_vblank_off/on is supposed to protect kms drivers which have resetting hw counters or other problematic behaviour during modesets etc. then this will break. E.g., calling the vblank timestamping stuff is also not safe/well-defined during modesets when the timestamping constants are not (yet) updated to reflect the new mode timing of the modeset in progress.


Otherwise kms drivers would have to be careful to never call
drm_vblank_off multiple times before calling drm_vblank_on, but the help
text to drm_vblank_on() claims that unbalanced calls to these functions
are perfectly fine.