On Tue, 10 Apr 2018, "Shi, Yang A" <yang.a....@intel.com> wrote:
>>On Tue, 10 Apr 2018, "Shi, Yang A" <yang.a....@intel.com> wrote:
>>> issue: snd_soc_skl meet "failed to add i915 component master (-19)"
>>> when platform don't connect any display output.
>>> i915 do initialization before than skl_probe, but if there is no
>>> display output connect, in function drm_dp_dpcd_access, there is a 32
>>> retry for aux i2c transactions. It will meet timeout and do usleep.
>>> Then skl_probe function will be scheduled. It will call
>>> snd_hdac_i915_init, and it will meet "failed to add i915 component
>>> master" error.  And whole snd_soc_skl initialization will be failed,
>>> audio can't work normally anymore.
>>> So i915 driver need to move intel_audio_init at the beginning of
>>> intel_modeset_init. This will make sure i915_audio_component_init
>>> process before snd_hdac_i915_init call it.
>>We do intel_audio_init() and register the audio component when we are
>>ready to handle the audio component calls. We are ready at
>>i915_driver_register(). We are not ready at intel_modeset_init().
> Thanks to comments my patch.
> After I check the whole driver code, I think all ops in
> i915_audio_component_ops should be ready at the beginning of function
> intel_modeset_init. So can we move intel_audio_init as early as we
> can.

No, that's not true. Just as an example, dev_priv->cdclk.hw.cdclk hasn't
been initialized.

> Would you like to suggest a better place to do intel_audio_init?

I think the call is already where it is supposed to be. We expose
ourselves to the rest of the system when we are ready. If it takes long,
it takes long. I think you have a race in your driver, and you need to
deal with it properly in your driver.

In snd_hdac_i915_init(), I don't think there are any guarantees that the
request_module() call is the one actually probing i915. We might already
be mid-probe. You don't even check or log request_module() return value.

I'm also not 100% sure at what point of driver loading request_module()
returns. I think it's when the module init hook returns, which should be
all right, but again, I don't think you can count on that if it isn't
your request_module() that actually probes i915.

I think the patch at hand is a hack that reduces the window for the
race, and not a real fix. Moreover, it makes the i915 audio component
code fragile by introducing tricky probe order dependencies that we've
been systematically trying to reduce by placing the call where it is

Cc: Lucas for any further input on module probing.


Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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