[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 02:57:15 PST 2015
On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 09:57:22AM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 11:41:44AM +0200, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> > 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?
> The kernel has a bug that partial vma was supposed to address.
I'm not sure partial vma has any benefit in this case. Sure, you could
them mmap the thing but unless we teach the GPU to also use partial
mappings it won't do any good since we just can't fit the thing into
> In theory
> it can strike at any time (although userspace has a similar approach to
> try and not tempt fate). And other than a getparm "bug fixed", there
> won't be an ABI change for userspace to take note of.
> I have ~237 patches ahead of my "make partial-vma actually work" fix. :|
> Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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