On Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 11:34:57AM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 06-04-18 18:06, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 01:37:31PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > On 04-04-18 22:49, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 10:06:29PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > > 
> > > > > On 04-04-18 17:50, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> > > > > > On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 04:26:53PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > On 30-03-18 15:25, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > > > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > On 30-03-18 14:44, Chris Wilson wrote:
> > > > > > > > > Quoting Hans de Goede (2018-03-30 13:37:40)
> > > > > > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > On 30-03-18 14:30, Chris Wilson wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > Quoting Hans de Goede (2018-03-30 13:27:15)
> > > > > > > > > > > > Before this commit the WaSkipStolenMemoryFirstPage 
> > > > > > > > > > > > workaround code was
> > > > > > > > > > > > skipping the first 4k by passing 4096 as start of the 
> > > > > > > > > > > > address range passed
> > > > > > > > > > > > to drm_mm_init(). This means that calling 
> > > > > > > > > > > > drm_mm_reserve_node() to try and
> > > > > > > > > > > > reserve the firmware framebuffer so that we can inherit 
> > > > > > > > > > > > it would always
> > > > > > > > > > > > fail, as the firmware framebuffer starts at address 0.
> > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > Commit d43537610470 ("drm/i915: skip the first 4k of 
> > > > > > > > > > > > stolen memory on
> > > > > > > > > > > > everything >= gen8") says in its commit message: "This 
> > > > > > > > > > > > is confirmed to fix
> > > > > > > > > > > > Skylake screen flickering issues (probably caused by 
> > > > > > > > > > > > the fact that we
> > > > > > > > > > > > initialized a ring in the first page of stolen, but I 
> > > > > > > > > > > > didn't 100% confirm
> > > > > > > > > > > > this theory)."
> > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > Which suggests that it is safe to use the first page 
> > > > > > > > > > > > for a linear
> > > > > > > > > > > > framebuffer as the firmware is doing.
> > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > This commit always passes 0 as start to drm_mm_init() 
> > > > > > > > > > > > and works around
> > > > > > > > > > > > WaSkipStolenMemoryFirstPage in 
> > > > > > > > > > > > i915_gem_stolen_insert_node_in_range()
> > > > > > > > > > > > by insuring the start address passed by to 
> > > > > > > > > > > > drm_mm_insert_node_in_range()
> > > > > > > > > > > > is always 4k or more. All entry points to 
> > > > > > > > > > > > i915_gem_stolen.c go through
> > > > > > > > > > > > i915_gem_stolen_insert_node_in_range(), so that any 
> > > > > > > > > > > > newly allocated
> > > > > > > > > > > > objects such as ring-buffers will not be allocated in 
> > > > > > > > > > > > the first 4k.
> > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > The one exception is 
> > > > > > > > > > > > i915_gem_object_create_stolen_for_preallocated()
> > > > > > > > > > > > which directly calls drm_mm_reserve_node() which now 
> > > > > > > > > > > > will be able to
> > > > > > > > > > > > use the first 4k.
> > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > This fixes the i915 driver no longer being able to 
> > > > > > > > > > > > inherit the firmware
> > > > > > > > > > > > framebuffer on gen8+, which fixes the video output 
> > > > > > > > > > > > changing from the
> > > > > > > > > > > > vendor logo to a black screen as soon as the i915 
> > > > > > > > > > > > driver is loaded
> > > > > > > > > > > > (on systems without fbcon).
> > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > We've been told by the HW guys not to use the first page. 
> > > > > > > > > > > (That's my
> > > > > > > > > > > understanding from every time this gets questioned.)
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > Yet the GOP is happily using the first page. I think we may 
> > > > > > > > > > need to make
> > > > > > > > > > a difference here between the GPU not using the first page 
> > > > > > > > > > and the
> > > > > > > > > > display engine/pipeline not using the first page. Note that 
> > > > > > > > > > my patch
> > > > > > > > > > only influences the inheriting of the initial framebuffer 
> > > > > > > > > > as allocated
> > > > > > > > > > by the GOP. It does not influence any other allocations 
> > > > > > > > > > from the
> > > > > > > > > > reserved range, those will still all avoid the first page.
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > Without this patch fastboot / flickerfree support is 
> > > > > > > > > > essentially broken
> > > > > > > > > > on any gen8+ hardware given that one of the goals of atomic 
> > > > > > > > > > is to be
> > > > > > > > > > able to do flickerfree transitions I think that this 
> > > > > > > > > > warrants a closer
> > > > > > > > > > look then just simply saying never use the first page.
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > The concern is what else (i.e. nothing that we allocated 
> > > > > > > > > ourselves) that
> > > > > > > > > may be in the first page...
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Given that the GOP has put its framebuffer there at least at 
> > > > > > > > boot there
> > > > > > > > is nothing there, otherwise it would show up on the display.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > We have a whole bunch of code to inherit the BIOS fb in 
> > > > > > > > intel_display.c
> > > > > > > > and AFAIK that code is there because this inheriting the BIOS 
> > > > > > > > fb is
> > > > > > > > deemed an important feature. So I'm not happy at all with the 
> > > > > > > > handwavy
> > > > > > > > best to not touch it answer I'm getting to this patch.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Unless there are some clear answer from the hardware folks 
> > > > > > > > which specifically
> > > > > > > > say we cannot put a framebuffer there (and then why is the GOP 
> > > > > > > > doing it?)
> > > > > > > > then I believe that the best way forward here is to get various 
> > > > > > > > people to
> > > > > > > > test with this patch and the best way to do that is probably to 
> > > > > > > > put it
> > > > > > > > in next. Note I deliberately did not add a Cc stable.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > To elaborate on this, the excluding of the first 4k of the stolen 
> > > > > > > memory
> > > > > > > region causes intel_alloc_initial_plane_obj() from 
> > > > > > > intel_display.c to fail,
> > > > > > > which in turn causes intel_find_initial_plane_obj() to call
> > > > > > > intel_plane_disable_noatomic(intel_crtc, intel_plane); which 
> > > > > > > temporarily
> > > > > > > completely turns off the display which leads to a very ugly 
> > > > > > > flickering
> > > > > > > of the display at boot (as well as replacing the vendor logo with 
> > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > black screen).
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > I think we can all agree that this behavior is undesirable and 
> > > > > > > even a
> > > > > > > regression in behavior caused by the fix to exclude the first 4k.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Chris, if my patch is not an acceptable way to fix this, then how 
> > > > > > > do you
> > > > > > > suggest that we fix this?
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Digging a bit deeper I found this:
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > https://01.org/sites/default/files/documentation/intel-gfx-prm-osrc-kbl-vol16-workarounds.pdf
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Which says:
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > "WaSkipStolenMemoryFirstPage:
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > WA to skip the first page of stolen
> > > > > > > memory due to sporadic HW write on *CS Idle"
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > And also about FBC:
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > "First line of FBC getting corrupted when FBC
> > > > > > > compressed frame buffer offset is programmed to
> > > > > > > zero. Command streamers are doing flush writes to
> > > > > > > base of stolen.
> > > > > > > WA: New restriction to program FBC compressed
> > > > > > > frame buffer offset to at least 4KB."
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > So using the first 4kB for the *framebuffer* as done by the GOP 
> > > > > > > will
> > > > > > > not cause any major problems (freezes, hangs, etc.), and commit
> > > > > > > d43537610470 ("drm/i915: skip the first 4k of stolen memory on
> > > > > > > everything >= gen8") was correct in deducing that the problem was
> > > > > > > likely that some *vital* information was being stored i the first 
> > > > > > > 4k
> > > > > > > and that go overwritten.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > But the contents of the (first lines of) the framebuffer may 
> > > > > > > become
> > > > > > > corrupted once we actually start using the command-streamers, 
> > > > > > > which
> > > > > > > is still very much not wanted.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > In practice Xorg or Wayland will likely have setup another 
> > > > > > > framebuffer
> > > > > > > by the time the command-streamers will start to get used.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Alternatively we could start with inheriting the BIOS framebuffer
> > > > > > > (as my patch allows) so that we don't get the flicker and then 
> > > > > > > soon
> > > > > > > afterwards atomically transit to a new framebuffer (which should
> > > > > > > contain a copy of the BIOS fb contents) at a different location.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > What I suggested long ago was to copy just the first page and 
> > > > > > adjust the
> > > > > > sg list. But I'm not sure if our stolen gem code would be happy 
> > > > > > with an
> > > > > > sg list with two entries instead of one.
> > > > > 
> > > > > But that would still require an atomic-modeset to install the new 
> > > > > sg-list,
> > > > > right?
> > > > 
> > > > Perhaps not. Not sure if the pte update would be atomic enough to just
> > > > change it underneath the display engine without ill effects, and then
> > > > do the equivalent of a page flip to invalidate the TLBs.
> > > > 
> > > > > Then we might just as well simply alloc a new fb and copy the
> > > > > contents over, or are you worried that with say a 4k fb that takes too
> > > > > much time? FWIW I can see how the single memcpy this involves will 
> > > > > take
> > > > > some time, but I don't take it will take so long as to be a problem.
> > > > 
> > > > Mainly just a question of keeping it in stolen.
> > > 
> > > Ah I see.
> > > 
> > > > Assuming we want to keep
> > > > things in stolen, which is a matter of some debate as FBC needs stolen
> > > > and people might not be happy if it's all taken up by fbdev.
> > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > Anyways I could use some help with implementing either solution as I'm
> > > > > not familiar with the involved parts of the code. I will happily test
> > > > > a patch for this. Keep in mind that for this to work my original patch
> > > > > will also be necessary so that the initial takeover of the firmware
> > > > > fb will work.
> > > > 
> > > > I guess the trickiest part would be getting both the old and new
> > > > location of the page mapped in the ggtt at the same time. Sadly you're
> > > > not allowed to access stolen directly. So I suppose this part would
> > > > involve some fairly low level frobbing of the ggtt ptes and a
> > > > manual ioremap() of the matching ranges of the aperture.
> > > 
> > > Hmm, you're talking about what needs to be done to copy the contents here,
> > > right?
> > 
> > Yeah.
> 
> So thinking more about this, for the old / BIOS framebuffer there
> already is a mapping setup for efifb use and for the new one we
> should also already set up a mapping when we create it, so I think
> we can really just do a memcpy here after creating a new framebuffer?
> 
> Anyways I will run the tests Daniel asked me to run first.

Yeah let's not invent solutions for problems we might not even have :-)
-Daniel
-- 
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch
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