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Old 06-08-2024, 10:46 AM   #1
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5.15.160 kernel breaks amdgpu driver

I have a laptop with AMD integrated graphics and Nvidia discrete GPU that runs Slackware 15. I use amdgpu driver for graphics and Nvidia for 3D stuff like games.

A few days ago Pat released 5.15.160 kernel that fixed a whole bunch of vulnerabilities, including CVE-2024-1086 (the netfilter one) everyone was talking about, so today I finally upgraded the kernel. But when I rebooted as usual (after creating initrd and copying it and the new generic kernel to EFI partition) I was greeted with a black screen with not even a blinking cursor. The system seemed unresponsive, no Ctrl+Alt+Delete or REISUB were working; SSH worked, however, so I was able to reinstall 5.15.145 kernel and boot with it if needed. At first I thought that Nvidia GPU was somehow used as the primary one, but blacklisting it didn't do anything. After I added nomodeset kernel parameter I was able to login into the system (no graphical session, of course) and inspect dmesg output. It turned out amdgpu driver was acting up:

amdgpu: HMM registered 2048MB device memory
[   13.181724] amdgpu: Topology: Add APU node [0x15d8:0x1002]
[   13.181732] kfd kfd: amdgpu: added device 1002:15d8
[   13.181755] kfd kfd: amdgpu: Failed to resume IOMMU for device 1002:15d8
[   13.181777] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: amdgpu: amdgpu_device_ip_init failed
[   13.181794] amdgpu 0000:05:00.0: amdgpu: Fatal error during GPU init
And then there were a bunch of errors and some call traces.

I managed to find the issue as well as a solution:

Basically, one of the patches that wasn't supposed to be in 5.15 was accidentally ported anyway, so the solution is to revert this (use with patch -R):

--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_device.c	2023-12-23 12:42:00.000000000 +0300
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_device.c	2024-05-25 17:20:19.000000000 +0300
@@ -2486,10 +2487,6 @@
 	if (r)
 		goto init_failed;
-	r = amdgpu_amdkfd_resume_iommu(adev);
-	if (r)
-		goto init_failed;
 	r = amdgpu_device_ip_hw_init_phase1(adev);
 	if (r)
 		goto init_failed;
@@ -2528,6 +2525,10 @@
 	if (!adev->gmc.xgmi.pending_reset)
+	r = amdgpu_amdkfd_resume_iommu(adev);
+	if (r)
+		goto init_failed;
I did just that, recompiled the module using this command (so I wouldn't have to recompile everything which takes ages):

make modules SUBDIRS=drivers/gpu/drm/amd/amdgpu
moved the resulting amdgpu.ko to its proper place, rebooted - and everything works again, so I don't have to downgrade back to 5.15.145 kernel.

Just thought I'd share in case I'm not the only one. Hopefully, the next 5.15 kernel fixes the issue.
Old 06-08-2024, 11:07 AM   #2
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I can confirm the same problem. Black screen when loading driver. Using huge kernel or initrd same thing. I've had to revert to kernel 5.15.145

My system:
Linux 5.15.145 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Dec 24 00:07:06 CST 2023 x86_64 AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with Radeon Vega Graphics AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

Last edited by cesarion76; 06-08-2024 at 11:09 AM.
Old 06-08-2024, 02:45 PM   #3
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I checked this on two of my systems, one is also an APU, and did not see this issue. I think this is only happening on Ryzen level chips.

The message between Alex and that other AMD fellow on what went wrong is not confidence inspiring.
Old 06-08-2024, 06:40 PM   #4
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Pat has uploaded a fix for this
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Old 06-09-2024, 03:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by willysr View Post
Pat has uploaded a fix for this
Yup, saw that. I'll mark the thread as solved for this reason.


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