gnome-shell stuck because of amdgpu driver 5.3 kernel
Submitted by Mikhail Gavrilov
Assigned to Default DRI bug account
Created attachment 145368
During 5.3 RC5 cycle, I accidentally noted that when I left unblocked gnome-shell at noon, and when I returned at the evening I discovered than monitor not sleeping and show open gnome activity. At first, I thought that some application did not let fall asleep the system. But when I try to move the mouse, I realized that the system hanged. So I connect via ssh and tried to investigate the problem. I did not see anything strange in kernel logs. And my last idea before trying to kill the gnome-shell process was dumps tasks that are in uninterruptable (blocked) state.
After [Alt + PrnScr + W] I saw this:
[32840.701909] sysrq: Show Blocked State
[32840.701976] task PC stack pid father
[32840.702407] gnome-shell D11240 1900 1830 0x00000000
[32840.702438] Call Trace:
[32840.702446] ? __schedule+0x352/0x900
[32840.702461] ? find_held_lock+0x32/0x90
[32840.702464] ? find_held_lock+0x32/0x90
[32840.702469] ? mark_held_locks+0x50/0x80
[32840.702473] ? _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x4b/0x60
[32840.702482] ? dma_fence_free+0x20/0x20
[32840.702533] amdgpu_fence_wait_empty+0xe7/0x210 [amdgpu]
[32840.702577] amdgpu_pm_compute_clocks+0x70/0x5f0 [amdgpu]
[32840.702641] dm_pp_apply_display_requirements+0x19e/0x1c0 [amdgpu]
[32840.702705] dce12_update_clocks+0xd8/0x110 [amdgpu]
[32840.702766] dc_commit_state+0x414/0x590 [amdgpu]
[32840.702834] amdgpu_dm_atomic_commit_tail+0xd1e/0x1cf0 [amdgpu]
[32840.702840] ? reacquire_held_locks+0xed/0x210
[32840.702848] ? ttm_eu_backoff_reservation+0xa5/0x160 [ttm]
[32840.702853] ? find_held_lock+0x32/0x90
[32840.702855] ? find_held_lock+0x32/0x90
[32840.702860] ? __lock_acquire+0x247/0x1910
[32840.702867] ? find_held_lock+0x32/0x90
[32840.702871] ? mark_held_locks+0x50/0x80
[32840.702874] ? _raw_spin_unlock_irq+0x29/0x40
[32840.702877] ? lockdep_hardirqs_on+0xf0/0x180
[32840.702881] ? _raw_spin_unlock_irq+0x29/0x40
[32840.702884] ? wait_for_completion_timeout+0x75/0x190
[32840.702895] ? commit_tail+0x3c/0x70 [drm_kms_helper]
[32840.702902] commit_tail+0x3c/0x70 [drm_kms_helper]
[32840.702909] drm_atomic_helper_commit+0xe3/0x150 [drm_kms_helper]
[32840.702922] drm_atomic_connector_commit_dpms+0xd7/0x100 [drm]
[32840.702936] set_property_atomic+0xcc/0x140 [drm]
[32840.702955] drm_mode_obj_set_property_ioctl+0xcb/0x1c0 [drm]
[32840.702968] ? drm_mode_obj_find_prop_id+0x40/0x40 [drm]
[32840.702978] drm_ioctl_kernel+0xaa/0xf0 [drm]
[32840.702990] drm_ioctl+0x208/0x390 [drm]
[32840.703003] ? drm_mode_obj_find_prop_id+0x40/0x40 [drm]
[32840.703007] ? sched_clock_cpu+0xc/0xc0
[32840.703012] ? lockdep_hardirqs_on+0xf0/0x180
[32840.703053] amdgpu_drm_ioctl+0x49/0x80 [amdgpu]
[32840.703079] RIP: 0033:0x7f8bcab0f00b
[32840.703084] Code: Bad RIP value.
[32840.703086] RSP: 002b:00007ffe76c62338 EFLAGS: 00000246 ORIG_RAX:
[32840.703089] RAX: ffffffffffffffda RBX: 00007ffe76c62370 RCX: 00007f8bcab0f00b
[32840.703092] RDX: 00007ffe76c62370 RSI: 00000000c01864ba RDI: 0000000000000009
[32840.703094] RBP: 00000000c01864ba R08: 0000000000000003 R09: 00000000c0c0c0c0
[32840.703096] R10: 000056476c86a018 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: 000056476c8ad940
[32840.703098] R13: 0000000000000009 R14: 0000000000000002 R15: 0000000000000003
[root@localhost ~]# ps aux | grep gnome-shell
mikhail 1900 0.3 1.1 6447496 378696 tty2 Dl+ Aug24 2:10 /usr/bin/gnome-shell
mikhail 2099 0.0 0.0 519984 23392 ? Ssl Aug24 0:00 /usr/libexec/gnome-shell-calendar-server
mikhail 12214 0.0 0.0 399484 29660 pts/2 Sl+ Aug24 0:00 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/chrome-gnome-shell chrome-extension://gphhapmejobijbbhgpjhcjognlahblep/
root 22957 0.0 0.0 216120 2456 pts/10 S+ 03:59 0:00 grep --color=auto gnome-shell
After it, I tried to kill gnome-shell process with signal 9, but the process won't terminate after several unsuccessful attempts.
Only [Alt + PrnScr + B] helped reboot the hanging system.
I am writing here because I hope some ampgpu hackers cal look in the trace and understand that is happening.
In dri-devel mailing list, Hillf Danton proposed two patches 
I tested both patches on top of 5.3 RC and didn't seen any problems with them.
But due to the fact that the initial problem was accidental, I can’t confirm that it was definitely fixed by the patch.
Then Daniel Vetter proposed to add debug messages to patch  for seen which fence is stuck.
After all the changes I see regularly appearing trace in the kernel logs that appear only when computer blocked and monitor in power save mode.
Christian König supposes that problem is simply that PM turns of a block before all work is done on that block. And suggested writing a bug report because it is very difficult to get all the information from the mail thread.
Attachment 145368, "dmesg":