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SubjectRe: [RFC] dma-buf: Implement test module
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM, Thomas Hellstrom <> wrote:
> On 12/12/2013 03:36 PM, Thierry Reding wrote:
>> This is a simple test module that can be used to allocate, export and
>> delete DMA-BUF objects. It can be used to test DMA-BUF sharing in
>> systems that lack a real second driver.
> Looks nice. I wonder whether this could be extended to create a "streaming"
> dma-buf from a user space mapping. That could be used as a generic way to
> implement streaming (user) buffer objects, rather than to add explicit
> support for those in, for example, TTM.

Atm there's no way to get gpus to unbind their dma-buf mappings, so
their essentially pinned forever from first use on. Userptr won't
really make this worse, but imo we should fix this first before
expanding the use-cases too much. And getting dma-bufs to integrate
better into existing memory mangers like ttm will be a lot of pain.
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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