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Unable to enable hardware overlay

superymk1
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Hi,

 

I'd like to write an OS driver to enable the hardware overlay to show my own images on top of OS and all other applications. So I programmed the plane 2's registers of PLANE_* as described in the programming manual intel-gfx-prm-osrc-kbl-vol02c-commandreference-registers-part2_0.pdf. However, the GPU immediately outputs nothing or glitch images, and Linux kernel also reports "[ 1099.357307] i915 0000:00:02.0: [drm] *ERROR* CPU pipe A FIFO underrun".

 

My CPU is i5-7600.

My GPU is "VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 630 (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Dell HD Graphics 630". The BAR0 is "Region 0: Memory at ee000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]".

The GPU connects to only one monitor thru HDMI.

 

I tried the following MMIO writes in both Ubuntu 22.04 x64 (thru intel-gpu-tools) and Win10 x64 (thru remote debugging):

In Ubuntu:

```

sudo intel_reg write 0x70280 0xc4842000; \
sudo intel_reg write 0x7029c 0x00940000; \
sudo intel_reg write 0x70290 0x0137027f; \
sudo intel_reg write 0x70288 0x28;

```

 

In Win10:

```

!ed [uc] 0xee070280 0x84000000;!ed [uc] 0xee07029c 0x11000000;!ed [uc] 0xee070290 0x02ff03ff;!ed [uc] 0xee070288 0x40; !ed [uc] 0xee07028c 0x00ff00ff;

```

 

I expect to see small glitch images on top of OS and other applications. But in reality, the plane 1 seems also to fail to output. I set the surf base for plane 2 based on the value for plane 1. So the frame buffer of plane 2 should be largely mapped in GTT.

 

I also modified the surf base of plane 1 and can get the expected result. So the MMIO writes are successful.

 

Appreciate any clues, thanks!

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