[Linaro-mm-sig] [PATCH 04/18] dma-fence: prime lockdep annotations

Jason Gunthorpe jgg at ziepe.ca
Wed Jun 17 15:29:40 UTC 2020

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 09:57:54AM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:

> > At the very least I think there should be some big warning that
> > dma_fence in notifiers should be avoided.
> Yeah I'm working on documentation, and also the notifiers here
> hopefully make it clear it's massive pain. I think we could even make
> a hard rule that dma_fence in mmu notifier outside of drivers/gpu is a
> bug/misfeature.

> Might be a good idea to add a MAINTAINERS entry with a K: regex
> pattern, so that you can catch such modifiers. We do already have such
> a pattern for dma-fence, to catch abuse. So if you want I could type
> up a documentation patch for this, get your and others acks and the
> dri-devel folks would enforce that the dma_fence_wait madness doesn't
> leak beyond drivers/gpu

It seems like the best thing
> Oded has agreed to remove the dma-fence usage, since they really don't
> need it (and all the baggage that comes with it), plain old completion
> is enough for their use. This use is also why I added the regex to
> MAINTAINERS, so that in the future we can catch people who try to use
> dma_fence because it looks cute and useful, and are completely
> oblivious to all the pain and headaches involved.

This is good!


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