[PATCH 03/17] drm: convert crtc and mode_config to ww_mutex

Rob Clark robdclark at gmail.com
Sun May 25 16:16:43 PDT 2014

On Sun, May 25, 2014 at 6:10 PM, Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch> wrote:
> On Sat, May 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM, Rob Clark <robdclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>> @@ -8002,7 +8002,7 @@ bool intel_get_load_detect_pipe(struct drm_connector *connector,
>>         if (encoder->crtc) {
>>                 crtc = encoder->crtc;
>> -               mutex_lock(&crtc->mutex);
>> +               drm_modeset_lock(&crtc->mutex, NULL);
> This is pretty much the reason why I think switching the
> mode_config.mutex to a ww_mutex is a bad idea: This call here nests
> within the mode_config.mutex and so must be acquired. Wiring the
> acquire context through everything is going to be fairly horrible,
> especially since you must be able to bail out when trying to lock with
> an axquire context.

which is the call-path to here from mode_config.mutex?  Is it possible
to just move the locking to a higher level for a

> My original design behind the crtc->mutex and mode_config.mutex split
> was that as long as the connector->crtc links didn't change you can
> get away with the crtc lock. setplane made a bit a mess out of this,
> but strictly speaking as long as you acquire all crtc locks involved
> in a potential plane switch (which ww_mtuxes can do) it'll be fine.
> Since noticing whether any connector properties change should be
> doable upfront I think we should try _really_ hard to keep the
> mode_config.mutex a plain mutex which wraps all the more fine-grained
> locks and is a catch-all for everything else but crtcs/planes.

That is basically how it was in one of the earlier iterations of
atomic.. but didn't hold mode_config.mutex in a lot of places where it
was previously held.. and while I do want to make locking more fine
grained I didn't want to try and do it at the same time as landing all
these other changes.


> -Daniel
> --
> Daniel Vetter
> Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
> +41 (0) 79 365 57 48 - http://blog.ffwll.ch

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