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From: "Ville Syrjälä" <ville.syrjala@linux.intel.com>
To: Matt Roper <matthew.d.roper@intel.com>
Cc: simdev11@outlook.com, intel-gfx@lists.freedesktop.org,
	manfred.kitzbichler@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drm/i915: Pretend cursor is always on for ILK-style WM calculations
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 18:30:36 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20160202163036.GW23290@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20160202033147.GG20935@intel.com>

On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 07:31:47PM -0800, Matt Roper wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 04:22:22PM +0200, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 01:26:14AM -0800, Matt Roper wrote:
> > > Due to our lack of two-step watermark programming, our driver has
> > > historically pretended that the cursor plane is always on for the
> > > purpose of watermark calculations; this helps avoid serious flickering
> > > when the cursor turns off/on (e.g., when the user moves the mouse
> > > pointer to a different screen).  That workaround was accidentally
> > > dropped as we started working toward atomic watermark updates.  Since we
> > > still aren't quite there yet with two-stage updates, we need to
> > > resurrect the workaround and treat the cursor as always active.
> > > 
> > > Cc: simdev11@outlook.com
> > > Cc: manfred.kitzbichler@gmail.com
> > > Reported-by: simdev11@outlook.com
> > > Reported-by: manfred.kitzbichler@gmail.com
> > > Bugzilla: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93892
> > > Fixes: 43d59eda1 ("drm/i915: Eliminate usage of plane_wm_parameters from ILK-style WM code (v2)")
> > > Signed-off-by: Matt Roper <matthew.d.roper@intel.com>
> > > ---
> > > I'm traveling at the moment and don't have any HW access, so this patch is
> > > completely untested, but I think it will solve the issue being reported.
> > > 
> > >  drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_pm.c | 15 ++++++++++-----
> > >  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> > > 
> > > diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_pm.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_pm.c
> > > index 31bc4ea..a53c018 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_pm.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_pm.c
> > > @@ -1799,16 +1799,21 @@ static uint32_t ilk_compute_cur_wm(const struct intel_crtc_state *cstate,
> > >  				   const struct intel_plane_state *pstate,
> > >  				   uint32_t mem_value)
> > >  {
> > > -	int cpp = pstate->base.fb ?
> > > -		drm_format_plane_cpp(pstate->base.fb->pixel_format, 0) : 0;
> > > +	/*
> > > +	 * We treat the cursor plane as always-on for the purposes of watermark
> > > +	 * calculation.  Until we have two-stage watermark programming merged,
> > > +	 * this is necessary to avoid flickering.
> > > +	 */
> > > +	int cpp = 4;
> > > +	int width = drm_rect_width(&pstate->dst) ?: 64;
> > 
> > I don't think we can rely on that being correct when the plane is not
> > visible. Also for the cursor, I'm not sure we should be even using the
> > visible width of the plane when it's partially visible.
> > 
> 
> But would this cause problems?  I thought higher values were always
> "safe" (as long as they don't go over the maximums), just non-optimal
> since they translate to the level of FIFO data at which we start
> fetching more memory.  Acording to the bspec we don't even need to ever
> program watermarks from the values setup by the BIOS if we're willing to
> live with non-optimal power/memory bandwidth usage.  

I'd probablty just make it
width = visible ? crtc_w : 64;
to make it close to where we were before.

> 
> The proper fix is definitely to re-merge the two-step watermark
> programming, but we still haven't tracked down why that patch upset the
> CI system yet (and I won't have time to look at that in depth until I'm
> done traveling).  This seemed like a fairly safe/non-invasive temporary
> workaround for the user-visible issues.  I'm open to other workarounds
> though if you have an idea for something that will work better.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 
> Matt
> 
> > >  
> > > -	if (!cstate->base.active || !pstate->visible)
> > > +	if (!cstate->base.active)
> > >  		return 0;
> > >  
> > > +
> > >  	return ilk_wm_method2(ilk_pipe_pixel_rate(cstate),
> > >  			      cstate->base.adjusted_mode.crtc_htotal,
> > > -			      drm_rect_width(&pstate->dst),
> > > -			      cpp, mem_value);
> > > +			      width, cpp, mem_value);
> > >  }
> > >  
> > >  /* Only for WM_LP. */
> > > -- 
> > > 2.1.4
> > > 
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Intel-gfx mailing list
> > > Intel-gfx@lists.freedesktop.org
> > > http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/intel-gfx
> > 
> > -- 
> > Ville Syrjälä
> > Intel OTC
> 
> -- 
> Matt Roper
> Graphics Software Engineer
> IoTG Platform Enabling & Development
> Intel Corporation
> (916) 356-2795

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Ville Syrjälä
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  reply	other threads:[~2016-02-02 16:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-02-01  9:26 Matt Roper
2016-02-01  9:47 ` ✗ Fi.CI.BAT: failure for " Patchwork
2016-02-01 14:22 ` [PATCH] " Ville Syrjälä
2016-02-01 14:43   ` Manfred G Kitzbichler
2016-02-02  3:31   ` Matt Roper
2016-02-02 16:30     ` Ville Syrjälä [this message]
2016-02-03  6:06       ` [PATCH] drm/i915: Pretend cursor is always on for ILK-style WM calculations (v2) Matt Roper
2016-02-03 11:16         ` Ville Syrjälä
2016-02-03 14:05           ` Matt Roper
2016-02-11  8:50             ` Daniel Vetter
2016-02-11 15:12               ` Matt Roper
2016-02-08 19:05     ` Matt Roper
2016-02-09  9:36       ` Jani Nikula

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