[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "drm/i915: Wait for vblank before enabling the TV encoder" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Wed Oct 8 22:14:06 UTC 2014

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

    drm/i915: Wait for vblank before enabling the TV encoder

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



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commit 7a98948f3b536ca9a077e84966ddc0e9f53726df upstream.

The vblank waits in intel_tv_detect_type() are timing out for some
reason. This is a regression caused removing seemingly useless vblank
waits from the modeset seqeuence in:

 commit 56ef52cad5e37fca89638e4bad598a994ecc3d9f
 Author: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
 Date:   Thu May 8 19:23:15 2014 +0300

    drm/i915: Kill vblank waits after pipe enable on gmch platforms

So it turns out they weren't all entirely useless. Apparently the pipe
has to go through one full frame before we enable the TV port. Add a
vblank wait to intel_enable_tv() to make sure that happens.

Another approach was attempted by placing the vblank wait just after
enabling the port. The theory behind that attempt was that we need to
let the port stay enabled for one full frame before disabling it again
during load detection. But that didn't work, and we definitely must
have the vblank wait before enabling the port.

Cc: Alan Bartlett <ajb at elrepo.org>
Tested-by: Alan Bartlett <ajb at elrepo.org>
Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=79311
Signed-off-by: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch>
Signed-off-by: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_tv.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_tv.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_tv.c
index 99faac5..5e1d30e 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_tv.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_tv.c
@@ -854,6 +854,10 @@ intel_enable_tv(struct intel_encoder *encoder)
 	struct drm_device *dev = encoder->base.dev;
 	struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv = dev->dev_private;

+	/* Prevents vblank waits from timing out in intel_tv_detect_type() */
+	intel_wait_for_vblank(encoder->base.dev,
+			      to_intel_crtc(encoder->base.crtc)->pipe);


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