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SubjectRe: [PATCH] video: fbdev: pm2fb: avoid stall on fb_sync
Hi Tong,

On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 1:05 AM Tong Zhang <ztong0001@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 6:33 PM Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> wrote:
> > On 2/20/21 3:02 PM, Tong Zhang wrote:
> > > pm2fb_sync is called when doing /dev/fb read or write.
> > > The original pm2fb_sync wait indefinitely on hardware flags which can
> > > possibly stall kernel and make everything unresponsive.
> > > Instead of waiting indefinitely, we can timeout to give user a chance to
> > > get back control.
> >
> > Is this a real problem or theoretical?
> > Does someone still use this driver?
>
> I currently have this problem on my machine.
> I have submitted a revised patch -- which includes the console log.

Your machine is "QEMU Standard"?
Can this happen on real hardware, too, or is this a deficiency in QEMU,
which should be fixed there?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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