[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 2/2] drm/i915: unreference default context on module unload
mika.kuoppala at linux.intel.com
Thu May 2 10:37:02 CEST 2013
Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net> writes:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 01:30:34PM +0300, Mika Kuoppala wrote:
>> Before module unload is called, gpu_idle() will switch
>> to default context. This will increment ref count of base
>> object as the default context is 'running' on module unload
>> time. Unreference the drm object so that when context
>> is freed, base object is freed as well.
>> Signed-off-by: Mika Kuoppala <mika.kuoppala at intel.com>
> I would have liked the patch to be distinct from the context refcounting
> since it really is a fix unrelated to the context refcounting. I don't
> think you need to resend though.
> I also think the commit message is false. The unload code will call
> gpu_idle, yes, but it also will also idle the ring, wait for it to
> complete and then immediately call i915_gem_retire_requests. Unless I'm
> missing something that will handle the missing unref, and the only ref
> possibly at that point is the one we have from when we created the
> The reset case can leave a ref over - but that's okay AFAICT.
> I know we discussed this on IRC a few days ago, and then you convinced
> me that we need this, but my brain reset. Can you explain where I've
> gotten lost?
This is how I see it:
When default context is created and switched to, base object refcount is
2. +1 from object creation, +1 from do_switch.
It is 2 also when _fini is called, as we are running in default context.
So if the i915_gem_context_unreference at the end of _fini
will decrement the object creation part, we still need to offset the
do_switch part, to free the base object.
> I still want to play around with patch 1 a bit more.
>> drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c | 1 +
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c
>> index 9e8c685..30f7f4c 100644
>> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c
>> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_context.c
>> @@ -274,6 +274,7 @@ void i915_gem_context_fini(struct drm_device *dev)
>> + drm_gem_object_unreference(&dctx->obj->base);
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