VM lockdep warning

Christian König deathsimple at vodafone.de
Sat Apr 21 09:32:50 PDT 2012

On 21.04.2012 17:57, Dave Airlie wrote:
> 2012/4/21 Jerome Glisse<j.glisse at gmail.com>:
>> 2012/4/21 Christian König<deathsimple at vodafone.de>:
>>> On 21.04.2012 16:08, Jerome Glisse wrote:
>>>> 2012/4/21 Christian König<deathsimple at vodafone.de>:
>>>>> Interesting, I'm pretty sure that I haven't touched the locking order of
>>>>> the
>>>>> cs_mutex vs. vm_mutex.
>>>>> Maybe it is just some kind of side effect, going to locking into it
>>>>> anyway.
>>>>> Christian.
>>>> It's the using, init path take lock in different order than cs path
>>> Well, could you explain to me why the vm code takes cs mutex in the first
>>> place?
>>> It clearly has it's own mutex and it doesn't looks like that it deals with
>>> any cs related data anyway.
>>> Christian.
>> Lock simplification is on my todo. The issue is that vm manager is protected by
>> cs_mutex The vm.mutex is specific to each vm it doesn't protect the global vm
>> management. I didn't wanted to introduce a new global vm mutex as vm activity
>> is mostly trigger on behalf of cs so i dediced to use the cs mutex.
>> That's why non cs path of vm need to take the cs mutex.
> So if one app is adding a bo, and another doing CS, isn't deadlock a
> real possibility?
Yeah, I think so.
> I expect the VM code need to take CS mutex earlier then.

I would strongly suggest to give the vm code their own global mutex and 
remove the per vm mutex, cause the later is pretty superfluous if the 
cs_mutex is also taken most of the time.

The attached patch is against drm-fixes and does exactly that.


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