[OEM-5.14] [PATCH 06/11] drm/i915/display: Drop unnecessary frontbuffer flushes

Kai-Heng Feng kai.heng.feng at canonical.com
Mon Jun 13 07:00:03 UTC 2022

From: José Roberto de Souza <jose.souza at intel.com>

BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1978252

This unnecessary flushes are hurting power-savings are it causes
features like PSR, FBC and DRRS to disable it self to handle
frontbuffer rendering, below some explanation of why each removed
call is not necessary.

The flush in intel_prepare_plane_fb() is not required as framebuffer
will be flipped and power-saving features do the proper flip handling
in hardware.

intel_find_initial_plane_obj() flush is not required because it is
only executed during driver load and at this point the power-saving
features are not even enabled.

And the last one intelfb_create(), is also not required as at this
point the fbdev was just allocated, userspace will draw on
it what will trigger frontbuffer invalidates and flushes later on.

Cc: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
Cc: Gwan-gyeong Mun <gwan-gyeong.mun at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: José Roberto de Souza <jose.souza at intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
Link: https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/patch/msgid/20210930001409.254817-3-jose.souza@intel.com
(backported from commit 5da579cff38d64d024c1b99bafa3347c0d5fc107)
Signed-off-by: Kai-Heng Feng <kai.heng.feng at canonical.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_display.c | 3 ---
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_fbdev.c   | 2 --
 2 files changed, 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_display.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_display.c
index 4c4a9030cee99..6d426c3313d42 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_display.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_display.c
@@ -2020,8 +2020,6 @@ intel_find_initial_plane_obj(struct intel_crtc *intel_crtc,
 	intel_plane_copy_uapi_to_hw_state(intel_state, intel_state,
-	intel_frontbuffer_flush(to_intel_frontbuffer(fb), ORIGIN_DIRTYFB);
@@ -11161,7 +11159,6 @@ intel_prepare_plane_fb(struct drm_plane *_plane,
 		return ret;
 	i915_gem_object_wait_priority(obj, 0, &attr);
-	i915_gem_object_flush_frontbuffer(obj, ORIGIN_DIRTYFB);
 	if (!new_plane_state->uapi.fence) { /* implicit fencing */
 		struct dma_fence *fence;
diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_fbdev.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_fbdev.c
index 4af40229f5ec3..366ce244f3eb8 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_fbdev.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/display/intel_fbdev.c
@@ -229,8 +229,6 @@ static int intelfb_create(struct drm_fb_helper *helper,
 		goto out_unlock;
-	intel_frontbuffer_flush(to_frontbuffer(ifbdev), ORIGIN_DIRTYFB);
 	info = drm_fb_helper_alloc_fbi(helper);
 	if (IS_ERR(info)) {
 		drm_err(&dev_priv->drm, "Failed to allocate fb_info\n");

More information about the kernel-team mailing list