Re: [PATCH 2/2] drm/radeon: add lockup faulty command recording

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On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 03:41:30PM +0100, Dave Airlie wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM,  <j.glisse@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > From: Jerome Glisse <jglisse@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > This try to identify the faulty user command stream that caused
> > lockup. If it finds one it create big blob that contains all
> > information needed to replay the faulty command stream.
> 
> Can you state what exactly is going to end up in the dump?
> 
> ring? IB? what about vertex buffers or index buffers, the thing is
> should we be concentrating on replay
> or just disecting the contents of the ring/IB for stupid things.

We just dump the batchbuffer and ignore all indirect state objects.
Additionally we dump the instruction rings, associated hw state and the
current hw state of crtcs (for pageflip/scanline wait related hangs). It's
mostly good for hangs where the kernel screwed up things royally. For
repeatable hangs (even due to hw quirks) the mesa team mostly switched to
replaying apitraces, and also replaying them through our internal hw
simulator (hence the recent set of patches to add AUB trace dumping to
libdrm-intel).
-Daniel
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