Bug 99325 - [skl] GPU hang in Xorg
Summary: [skl] GPU hang in Xorg
Alias: None
Product: Mesa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Drivers/DRI/i965 (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Rainbert
QA Contact: Intel 3D Bugs Mailing List
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-08 23:03 UTC by Rainbert
Modified: 2019-09-25 18:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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2017-01-08 23:03 UTC, Rainbert

Description Rainbert 2017-01-08 23:03:40 UTC
Created attachment 128819 [details]
error state batch buffer

For half a year I have been experiencing regular GPU hangs in my arch linux KDE4/Plasma installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th generation (2016). 

It *only* happens when I am using libreoffice word processing software: While typing text, the computer would spontaneously freeze for 10-20 secs, input is interrupted but I can move the mouse, then a notification appears in the system tray reading 
"KWin Window Manager 
Desktop effects were restarted due to graphics reset.", 
and then I can continue working. 

(The notification is similar to this message: https://i.imgur.com/DSgAQBZ.png ) 

The hang occurs regularly every 2-5 minutes but only while using libreoffice. 

Sometimes, about 1 in 10 cases, the mouse pointer freezes as well and the X-Server would crash after 10-20 seconds instead of recovering. 

The bug has been persistent through diverse system updates I did during the last half year. 

File with GPU error state attached. 

Do you need additional information? 
Thanks a lot.
Comment 1 Mark Janes 2017-01-09 18:13:59 UTC
Thank you for reporting this.

Some GPU Hangs in Xorg have been confirmed to be fixed by recent changes to xf86-video-intel.  Can you please attempt to reproduce this using modesetting?

Comment 2 Rainbert 2017-01-10 23:01:54 UTC
Thanks for this recommendation. I was indeed only using DRI2. 
After installing xf86-video-intel, DRI3 was activated and I could not reproduce the hang. 

So I consider the problem resolved! Thant's extremely cool, thanks! 

(BTW: I don't really no what modesetting is and if activating DRI3 is already equivalent to "using modesetting" as you were writing. If I do 
# cat /sys/module/i915/parameters/modeset 
I still get -1. Dunno if this means anything ...)
Comment 3 Mark Janes 2017-01-12 17:30:12 UTC
Modesetting is an alternative to SNA, which causes the gpu hang that you experienced.  Rather than updating xf86-video-intel, you could avoid using it by adding this X11 config file:


Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
    Driver      "modesetting"
    Option      "AccelMethod"    "glamor"
    Option      "DRI"            "3"

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 98999 ***
Comment 4 Chris Wilson 2017-01-12 21:14:00 UTC
Not the same bug, this is in mesa.
Comment 5 Mark Janes 2017-01-12 22:02:08 UTC
Chris, please help me understand how this is a mesa bug if the originator fixed it by compiling latest xf86-video-intel.
Comment 6 Mark Janes 2017-01-12 22:23:39 UTC
Rainbert, can you please provide more information about your configuration?  What version of xf86-video-intel is working for you?

If you switch to modesetting, does the bug reappear?  Can you attach your xorg log from a session where the GPU hang occured?
Comment 7 GitLab Migration User 2019-09-25 18:59:45 UTC
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