Issue with 6.1.8

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at
Sun Mar 12 20:14:30 UTC 2023

On Mar 12, 2023, Alexandre Oliva <lxoliva at> wrote:

> On Mar 12, 2023, Alexandre Oliva <lxoliva at> wrote:
>> Now, I'd appreciate if either (or both) of yu could confirm whether the
>> workaround does it indeed work around the issue.  Meanwhile, I'll try to
>> find a way to change the code so that it doesn't fail us, that can fit
>> in our cleaning-up scripts.

> So, for avalos the i915.huc_firmware_path setting did not work around
> the problem, but maybe i915.guc_firmware_path will.

It did, but it was a workaround, not a fix: it ended up disabling the
GPU acceleration, because setting these options turns a firmware load
failure into an initialization error.

> Here's a patch that should avoid looping forever in both HuC and GuC
> loading loops.  Could you please confirm that it fixes the problem?

avalos confirmed it fixed the problem without the undesirable side
effect of the woraround, so I've prepared a patch for our cleaning up
scripts, for the next 6.1.x-gnu and 6.2.x-gnu stable releases, and
submitted the improvement upstream.

Thanks to avalos and to Wicki for their information, cooperation, and
understanding as we tried to figured it out,

Alexandre Oliva, happy hacker      
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