[PATCH] dma-buf: Expose buffer size to userspace (v2)
daniel at ffwll.ch
Wed Sep 4 05:05:04 PDT 2013
On Wed, Sep 04, 2013 at 12:24:27PM +0200, Martin Peres wrote:
> Hi Christopher,
> Le 04/09/2013 05:15, Christopher James Halse Rogers a écrit :
> >Each dma-buf has an associated size and it's reasonable for userspace
> >to want to know what it is.
> >Since userspace already has an fd, expose the size using the
> >size = lseek(fd, SEEK_END, 0); lseek(fd, SEEK_CUR, 0);
> >v2: Added Daniel's sugeested documentation, with minor fixups
> >Signed-off-by: Christopher James Halse Rogers <christopher.halse.rogers at canonical.com>
> >Reviewed-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
> >Tested-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
> > Documentation/dma-buf-sharing.txt | 12 ++++++++++++
> > drivers/base/dma-buf.c | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 2 files changed, 40 insertions(+)
> >diff --git a/Documentation/dma-buf-sharing.txt b/Documentation/dma-buf-sharing.txt
> >index 0b23261..849e982 100644
> >--- a/Documentation/dma-buf-sharing.txt
> >+++ b/Documentation/dma-buf-sharing.txt
> >@@ -407,6 +407,18 @@ Being able to mmap an export dma-buf buffer object has 2 main use-cases:
> > interesting ways depending upong the exporter (if userspace starts depending
> > upon this implicit synchronization).
> >+Other Interfaces Exposed to Userspace on the dma-buf FD
> >+- Since kernel 3.12 the dma-buf FD supports the llseek system call, but only
> >+ with offset=0 and whence=SEEK_END|SEEK_SET. SEEK_SET is supported to allow
> >+ the usual size discover pattern size = SEEK_END(0); SEEK_SET(0). Every other
> >+ llseek operation will report -EINVAL.
> >+ If llseek on dma-buf FDs isn't support the kernel will report -ESPIPE for all
> Shouldn't it be "supported" instead of "support"?
> Anyway, I'm just curious, in which case is it important to know the size?
> Do we already have a way to get the dimensions (x, y and stripe)?
Size is an invariant part of a dma-buf. Everything else wrt metadata isn't
tracked in the kernel, so doesn't make much sense to expose it ;-)
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