Comment 69 for bug 855124

In airlied/drm-next:

commit 9292f37e1f5c79400254dca46f83313488093825
Author: Eugeni Dodonov <email address hidden>
Date: Thu Jan 5 09:34:28 2012 -0200

    drm: give up on edid retries when i2c bus is not responding

    This allows to avoid talking to a non-responding bus repeatedly until we
    finally timeout after 15 attempts. We can do this by catching the -ENXIO
    error, provided by i2c_algo_bit:bit_doAddress call.

    Within the bit_doAddress we already try 3 times to get the edid data, so
    if the routine tells us that bus is not responding, it is mostly pointless
    to keep re-trying those attempts over and over again until we reach final
    number of retries.

    This change should fix https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41059
    and improve overall edid detection timing by 10-30% in most cases, and by
    a much larger margin in case of phantom outputs (up to 30x in one worst
    case).

    Timing results for i915-powered machines for 'time xrandr' command:
    Machine 1: from 0.840s to 0.290s
    Machine 2: from 0.315s to 0.280s
    Machine 3: from +/- 4s to 0.184s

    Timing results for HD5770 with 'time xrandr' command:
    Machine 4: from 3.210s to 1.060s

    Reviewed-by: Chris Wilson <email address hidden>
    Reviewed-by: Keith Packard <email address hidden>
    Tested-by: Sean Finney <email address hidden>
    Tested-by: Soren Hansen <email address hidden>
    Tested-by: Hernando Torque <email address hidden>
    Tested-by: Mike Lothian <email address hidden>
    Bugzilla: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41059
    Signed-off-by: Eugeni Dodonov <email address hidden>
    Signed-off-by: Dave Airlie <email address hidden>

Please test and report if this does not resolve the problem for you. In some instances we may need to teach the application to use RRGetScreenResourcesCurrent rather than RRGetScreenResources.