[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "drm/i915: Fix EIO/wedged handling in gem fault handler" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Wed Oct 8 22:14:05 UTC 2014

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    drm/i915: Fix EIO/wedged handling in gem fault handler

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y.z tree, see



>From 7f51723419b02d51ee6fc3e7eeba090e3c01b90c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:36:18 +0200
Subject: drm/i915: Fix EIO/wedged handling in gem fault handler

commit 2232f0315c6688f5ff6b2067ea88d97542034873 upstream.


commit 1f83fee08d625f8d0130f9fe5ef7b17c2e022f3c
Author: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
Date:   Thu Nov 15 17:17:22 2012 +0100

    drm/i915: clear up wedged transitions

I've accidentally inverted the EIO/wedged handling in the fault
handler: We want to return the EIO as a SIGBUS only if it's not
because of the gpu having died, to prevent userspace from unduly

In my defence the comment right above is completely misleading, so fix

v2: Drop the WARN_ON, it's not actually a bug to e.g. receive an -EIO
when swap-in fails.

v3: Don't remove too much ... oops.

Reported-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com>
[ kamal: backport to 3.13-stable: context ]
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c | 11 +++++++----
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c
index e716cd0..f264654 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem.c
@@ -1424,10 +1424,13 @@ unlock:
 	switch (ret) {
 	case -EIO:
-		/* If this -EIO is due to a gpu hang, give the reset code a
-		 * chance to clean up the mess. Otherwise return the proper
-		 * SIGBUS. */
-		if (i915_terminally_wedged(&dev_priv->gpu_error))
+		/*
+		 * We eat errors when the gpu is terminally wedged to avoid
+		 * userspace unduly crashing (gl has no provisions for mmaps to
+		 * fail). But any other -EIO isn't ours (e.g. swap in failure)
+		 * and so needs to be reported.
+		 */
+		if (!i915_terminally_wedged(&dev_priv->gpu_error))
 			return VM_FAULT_SIGBUS;
 	case -EAGAIN:

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