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SubjectRe: [PATCH] gpu: drm: radeon: Set DPM_FLAG_NEVER_SKIP when enabling PM-runtime
On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 12:37 AM Alex Deucher <alexdeucher@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 1:01 AM Lukas Wunner <lukas@wunner.de> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:01:04AM -0500, Alex Deucher wrote:
> > > On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:39 AM Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net> wrote:
> > > > On HP ProBook 4540s, if PM-runtime is enabled in the radeon driver
> > > > and the direct-complete optimization is used for the radeon device
> > > > during system-wide suspend, the system doesn't resume.
> > > >
> > > > Preventing direct-complete from being used with the radeon device by
> > > > setting the DPM_FLAG_NEVER_SKIP driver flag for it makes the problem
> > > > go away, which indicates that direct-complete is not safe for the
> > > > radeon driver in general and should not be used with it (at least
> > > > for now).
> > > >
> > > > This fixes a regression introduced by commit c62ec4610c40
> > > > ("PM / core: Fix direct_complete handling for devices with no
> > > > callbacks") which allowed direct-complete to be applied to
> > > > devices without PM callbacks (again) which in turn unlocked
> > > > direct-complete for radeon on HP ProBook 4540s.
> > >
> > > Do other similar drivers like amdgpu and nouveau need the same fix?
> > > I'm not too familiar with the direct_complete feature in general.
> >
> > direct_complete means that a discrete GPU which is in D3cold upon
> > entering system sleep is left as is, i.e. it is not woken. It is
> > also expected to still be in D3cold when resuming from system sleep
> > from the PM core's point of view. (If it is in D0uninitialized, the
> > GPU's driver needs to ensure it is transitioned to D3cold again.)
> >
> > I know for a fact that resuming the discrete GPU is not necessary
> > on my MacBook Pro with Nvidia GPU. I'd expect those with AMD GPUs
> > to behave the same. The apple-gmux driver takes care of putting
> > the GPU into D3cold on resume from system sleep if it was in D3cold
> > when entering system sleep (see drivers/platform/x86/apple-gmux.c,
> > gmux_resume()).
> >
> > I think it is desirable to use direct_complete because it saves power
> > (no need to gratuitously wake the GPU upon entering system sleep,
> > only to immediately cut its power) and it also speeds up the suspend
> > process by about half a second.
>
> Thanks for the info. It sounds like we need a similar patch for
> amdgpu. With dGPUs controlled by the ACPI ATPX method, I believe the
> dGPU is powered by automatically on resume from S3/S4. I think there
> may be a way to change that behavior in some revisions of ATPX (i.e.,
> to keep the state across suspend cycles), but it's not the default.
> I'm not sure about the newer _PR3 stuff in Hybrid Graphics laptops. I
> think it retains state. In both radeon and amdgpu we probably need to
> check if the system is using ATPX or _PR3 and disable direct complete
> for ATPX at least.

I would disable direct-complete entirely for them then and possibly
consider using DPM_FLAG_SMART_SUSPEND in the cases when that would be
safe.

Anyway, I posted this patch for radeon, because it addresses a
specific regression and I'm not super-familiar with GPU drivers in
general.

Cheers,
Rafael

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