Re: Debugging Thinkpad T430s occasional suspend failure.

From: Hugh Dickins
Date: Sat Feb 16 2013 - 21:22:08 EST

On Sat, 16 Feb 2013, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Feb 2013, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > I think it's worth it to give them a heads-up already. So I've cc'd
> > the main suspects here..
> Okay, thanks.
> >
> > Daniel, Dave - any comments about a NULL fb in
> > intel_choose_pipe_bpp_dither() during either suspend or resume? Some
> > googling shows this:
> >
> >
> Great, yes, I'm sure that's the same (though it says "suspend"
> and I say "resume").
> >
> > which sounds remarkably similar, and is also during a suspend attempt
> > (but apparently Satish got a full oops out).. Some timing race with a
> > worker entry?

Comparing Satish's backtrace and drivers/gpu/drm history, it's clear that
the oops comes from Daniel's 3.8-rc2 45e2b5f640b3 "drm/i915: force restore
on lid open", whose force_restore case now passes down crtc->base.fb. But
I wouldn't have a clue why that's usually non-NULL but occasionally NULL:
your timing race with a worker entry, perhaps.

And 45e2b5f640b3 contains a fine history of going back and forth, so I
wouldn't want to play further with it out of ignorance - though tempted
to replace the "if (force_restore) {" by an interim safe-seeming
compromise of "if (force_restore && crtc->base.fb) {".

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