[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: move objects to the GTT domain at fault time

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Wed Jun 17 22:39:28 CEST 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 13:30 -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> Chris pointed out that Kristian's fix to move faulted objects into the
> GTT domain wouldn't work if the object was still bound, but in another
> domain.
> So move the domain transition to just before the vm_insert_pfn to make
> sure the domain is always correct when the user is about to access the
> object.  We might want to add a check to the GTT domain transition
> function to avoid unnecessary flushes in the event the object is
> already there.

Userland is also calling set_domain(GTT, GTT), since we won't
necessarily fault when just accessing the object again through the GTT
after GPU use.  So I don't think you're fixing any problem here --
userland has to call set_domain, and either userland will have
successfully set to GTT (the object was bound), or the fault path will
successfully set to GTT (the object was unbound).

(Incidentally, I wrote the same patch, before deciding that I didn't
need it.  Maybe writing a comment instead would have been good!)

Eric Anholt
eric at anholt.net                         eric.anholt at intel.com

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