[RFC PATCH v3 07/11] drm, cgroup: Add TTM buffer allocation stats

Kenny Ho y2kenny at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 04:06:13 UTC 2019

On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 12:12 PM Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 11:05:18AM -0400, Kenny Ho wrote:
> > drm.memory.stats
> >         A read-only nested-keyed file which exists on all cgroups.
> >         Each entry is keyed by the drm device's major:minor.  The
> >         following nested keys are defined.
> >
> >           ======         =============================================
> >           system         Host/system memory
> Shouldn't that be covered by gem bo stats already? Also, system memory is
> definitely something a lot of non-ttm drivers want to be able to track, so
> that needs to be separate from ttm.
The gem bo stats covers all of these type.  I am treat the gem stats
as more of the front end and a hard limit and this set of stats as the
backing store which can be of various type.  How does non-ttm drivers
identify various memory types?

> >           tt             Host memory used by the drm device (GTT/GART)
> >           vram           Video RAM used by the drm device
> >           priv           Other drm device, vendor specific memory
> So what's "priv". In general I think we need some way to register the
> different kinds of memory, e.g. stuff not in your list:
> - multiple kinds of vram (like numa-style gpus)
> - cma (for all those non-ttm drivers that's a big one, it's like system
>   memory but also totally different)
> - any carveouts and stuff
privs are vendor specific, which is why I have truncated it.  For
example, AMD has AMDGPU_PL_GDS, GWS, OA

Since we are using keyed file type, we should be able to support
vendor specific memory type but I am not sure if this is acceptable to
cgroup upstream.  This is why I stick to the 3 memory type that is
common across all ttm drivers.

> I think with all the ttm refactoring going on I think we need to de-ttm
> the interface functions here a bit. With Gerd Hoffmans series you can just
> use a gem_bo pointer here, so what's left to do is have some extracted
> structure for tracking memory types. I think Brian Welty has some ideas
> for this, even in patch form. Would be good to keep him on cc at least for
> the next version. We'd need to explicitly hand in the ttm_mem_reg (or
> whatever the specific thing is going to be).

I assume Gerd Hoffman's series you are referring to is this one?

I can certainly keep an eye out for Gerd's refactoring while
refactoring other parts of this RFC.

I have added Brian and Gerd to the thread for awareness.


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