[PATCH 1/3] dma-fence: Reserve 0 as a special NO_CONTEXT token

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Sat Apr 8 18:00:34 UTC 2017


On Sat, Apr 08, 2017 at 07:49:37PM +0200, Christian K├Ânig wrote:
> Am 08.04.2017 um 18:26 schrieb Chris Wilson:
> >Reserve 0 for general use a token meaning that the fence doesn't belong
> >to an ordered timeline (fence context).
> 
> NAK, we kept context allocation cheap to avoid exactly that.

However, they result in very sparse mappings.

> Please elaborate further why it should be necessary now.

Because I want to efficiently exclude them from comparisons as
demonstrated by this small series as there may be several hundred such
fences as dependencies for this job.
-Chris

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Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre


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