[PATCH v4] drm/ioctl: Add a ioctl to label GEM objects

Thomas Zimmermann tzimmermann at suse.de
Fri Oct 11 17:55:36 UTC 2019


Am 11.10.19 um 19:09 schrieb Daniel Stone:
> Hi Rohan,
> On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 at 15:30, Rohan Garg <rohan.garg at collabora.com> wrote:
>> DRM_IOCTL_DUMB_SET_LABEL lets you label GEM objects, making it
>> easier to debug issues in userspace applications.
> I'm not sure if this was pointed out already, but dumb buffers != GEM
> buffers. GEM buffers _can_ be dumb, but might not be.
> Could you please rename to GEM_SET_LABEL?

This change to build upon dumb buffers was suggested by me, as dumb 
buffers is the closes thing there is to a buffer management interface. 
Drivers with 'smart buffers' would have to add their own ioctl interfaces.

What I really miss here is a userspace application that uses this 
functionality. It would be much easier to discuss if there was an actual 

Best regards

> Cheers,
> Daniel
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