[Intel-gfx] [PATCH i-g-t 4/7] tests/gem_mmap_gtt: Make the small-bo tiling tests work on old platforms
ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com
Tue Dec 15 01:41:44 PST 2015
On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 08:54:35PM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 08:49:38PM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 10:15:53PM +0200, ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com wrote:
> > > From: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com>
> > >
> > > Several factors conspire against us when trying to execute
> > > the tiled small-bo tests:
> > > - pre-gen4 require power of two fences, with natural alignment
> > > - the entire gtt may be mappable
> > > - we put a guard page at the end of gtt
> > >
> > > What all that means is that when we try to use a tiled object half
> > > the size of the mappable area, we can only fit it in the first half
> > > of the gtt. That leads to a SIGBUS when we try to fault in the
> > > object when there's already something (eg. fbdev) occupying the
> > > first half of gtt.
> > >
> > > So in order to make the tests run on old machines, let's further
> > > halve the object size when things look too tight.
> > That defeats the point of the test. The idea is to have the two objects
> > that just don't fit, but only just.
> i.e. the test is meant to show that the kernel heuristics for using
> partial vma do not prevent the page-fault-of-doom.
So just skip then?
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