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SubjectRe: framebuffer corruption due to overlapping stp instructions on arm64
On 6 August 2018 at 14:19, Ard Biesheuvel <> wrote:
> On 6 August 2018 at 14:09, Mikulas Patocka <> wrote:
>> On Mon, 6 Aug 2018, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>>> >> Are we talking about a quirk for the Armada 8040 or about PCIe on ARM
>>> >> in general?
>>> >
>>> > I don't know - there are not any other easily available PCIe ARM boards
>>> > except for Armada 8040.
>>> ... indeed, and sadly, the ones that are available all have this
>>> horrible Synopsys DesignWare PCIe IP that does not implement a true
>>> root complex at all, but is simply repurposed endpoint IP with some
>>> tweaks so it vaguely resembles a root complex.
>>> But this is exactly why I am asking: I use a AMD Seattle Overdrive as
>>> my main Linux development system, and it runs the gnome-shell stack
>>> flawlessly (using the nouveau driver), as well as a UEFI framebuffer
>>> using efifb. So my suspicion is that this is either a Synopsys IP
>>> issue or an interconnect issue, and has nothing to do with the
>>> impedance mismatch between AMBA and PCIe.
>> If you run the program for testing memcpy on framebuffer that I posted in
>> this thread - does it detect some corruption for you?
> I won't be able to check that for a while - I'm currently travelling.
>> BTW. does the Radeon GPU driver work for you?
>> My observation is that OpenGL with Nouveau works, but it's slow and the
>> whole system locks up when playing video in chromium.

Are you setting the pstate to auto? That helps a lot in my experience.


echo auto > /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/pstate

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