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SubjectRe: [RFC] dma-buf: Implement test module
On 12/14/2013 02:02 PM, Rob Clark wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 7:47 AM, Thomas Hellstrom <> wrote:
>> On 12/14/2013 01:37 PM, Thierry Reding wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 11:30:23PM +0100, Daniel Vetter wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> Shouldn't this work by simply calling the GEM_CLOSE IOCTL on the handle
>>> returned by drmPrimeFDToHandle()? I mean that should drop the last
>>> reference on the GEM object and cause it to be cleaned up (which should
>>> include detaching the DMA-BUF).
>> Actually, while the GEM prime implementation appears to pin an exported
>> dma-buf on first attach, from the dma-buf documentation it seems sufficient
>> to pin it on map or cpu access.
>> But what I assume Daniel is referring to is that there is no way for
>> exporters to tell importers to force unmap() the dma-buf, so that it can be
>> unpinned?
> yeah, or some way for importers to opportunistically keep around a
> mapping rather than map/unmap on each use..
> maybe we need something shrinker-ish for dmabuf?

Yes, I think that's needed for both the memory-shortage case where we
want to unpin, and I guess it would desirable for
iommu space management as well.


> BR,
> -R

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