[PATCH 04/65] drm/i915: Shrink the request kmem_cache on allocation error

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Fri Jan 19 10:14:12 UTC 2018


If we fail to allocate a new request, make sure we recover the pages
that are in the process of being freed by inserting an RCU barrier.

v2: Comment before the shrink and barrier in the error path.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
Cc: Tvrtko Ursulin <tvrtko.ursulin at intel.com>
---
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_request.c | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_request.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_request.c
index 72bdc203716f..a0f451b4a4e8 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_request.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_request.c
@@ -696,6 +696,17 @@ i915_gem_request_alloc(struct intel_engine_cs *engine,
 		if (ret)
 			goto err_unreserve;
 
+		/*
+		 * We've forced the client to stall and catch up with whatever
+		 * backlog there might have been. As we are assuming that we
+		 * caused the mempressure, now is an opportune time to
+		 * recover as much memory from the request pool as is possible.
+		 * Having already penalized the client to stall, we spend
+		 * a little extra time to re-optimise page allocation.
+		 */
+		kmem_cache_shrink(dev_priv->requests);
+		rcu_barrier(); /* Recover the TYPESAFE_BY_RCU pages */
+
 		req = kmem_cache_alloc(dev_priv->requests, GFP_KERNEL);
 		if (!req) {
 			ret = -ENOMEM;
-- 
2.15.1



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