[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 2/2 v2] drm/i915: mark GEM objects dirty after overwriting their contents

Dave Gordon david.s.gordon at intel.com
Thu Dec 10 08:19:26 PST 2015

On 10/12/15 14:06, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 09, 2015 at 03:52:52PM +0000, Dave Gordon wrote:
>> In a few places, we fill a GEM object with data, or overwrite some
>> portion of its contents other than a single page. In such cases, we
>> should mark the object dirty so that its pages in the pagecache are
>> written to backing store (rather than discarded) if the object is
>> evicted due to memory pressure.
>> The cases where only a single page is touched are dealt with in a
>> separate patch.
>> This incorporates and supercedes Alex Dai's earlier patch
>> [PATCH v1] drm/i915/guc: Fix a fw content lost issue after it is evicted
>> Signed-off-by: Dave Gordon <david.s.gordon at intel.com>
>> Cc: Alex Dai <yu.dai at intel.com>
>> Cc: Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>
> Hm, did you drop the begin_cpu_access dma-buf one here? See my other mail,
> I think that one was legit.
> -Daniel

I did, because I didn't know whether it was necessary and Chris was 
dubious. But I can easily reinstate it in the next (v3) series.


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