[PATCH 75/77] drm/i915: Reduce context alignment

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Thu Feb 9 07:23:20 UTC 2017


No hardware was ever shipped that needed more than 4096 byte alignment
and future hardware will not use this legacy path. So reduce the
alignment to make it easier and quicker to launch workloads.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
---
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c | 17 -----------------
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.h |  2 --
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c |  2 +-
 3 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 20 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c
index 47a24a763add..e6ed9be5aea5 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c
@@ -92,21 +92,6 @@
 
 #define ALL_L3_SLICES(dev) (1 << NUM_L3_SLICES(dev)) - 1
 
-/* This is a HW constraint. The value below is the largest known requirement
- * I've seen in a spec to date, and that was a workaround for a non-shipping
- * part. It should be safe to decrease this, but it's more future proof as is.
- */
-#define GEN6_CONTEXT_ALIGN (64<<10)
-#define GEN7_CONTEXT_ALIGN I915_GTT_MIN_ALIGNMENT
-
-static size_t get_context_alignment(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv)
-{
-	if (IS_GEN6(dev_priv))
-		return GEN6_CONTEXT_ALIGN;
-
-	return GEN7_CONTEXT_ALIGN;
-}
-
 static int get_context_size(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv)
 {
 	int ret;
@@ -277,8 +262,6 @@ __create_hw_context(struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv,
 	list_add_tail(&ctx->link, &dev_priv->context_list);
 	ctx->i915 = dev_priv;
 
-	ctx->ggtt_alignment = get_context_alignment(dev_priv);
-
 	if (dev_priv->hw_context_size) {
 		struct drm_i915_gem_object *obj;
 		struct i915_vma *vma;
diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.h b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.h
index 0ac750b90f3d..81268c9770a6 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.h
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.h
@@ -140,8 +140,6 @@ struct i915_gem_context {
 	 */
 	int priority;
 
-	/** ggtt_alignment: alignment restriction for context objects */
-	u32 ggtt_alignment;
 	/** ggtt_offset_bias: placement restriction for context objects */
 	u32 ggtt_offset_bias;
 
diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c
index 023a3594365c..e05a9a20ed19 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c
@@ -2019,7 +2019,7 @@ static int context_pin(struct i915_gem_context *ctx, unsigned int flags)
 			return ret;
 	}
 
-	return i915_vma_pin(vma, 0, ctx->ggtt_alignment, PIN_GLOBAL | flags);
+	return i915_vma_pin(vma, 0, I915_GTT_MIN_ALIGNMENT, PIN_GLOBAL | flags);
 }
 
 static int intel_ring_context_pin(struct intel_engine_cs *engine,
-- 
2.11.0



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