[Intel-gfx] [RFCv3 10/15] drm/i915: update PDPs by condition when submit the LRC context

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Fri Mar 11 11:27:31 UTC 2016

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 06:59:41PM +0800, Zhi Wang wrote:
> Previously the PDPs inside the ring context will be updated
> - When populating a LRC context
> - Before submitting a LRC context (only for 32 bit PPGTT, as the amount
> of used PDPs may be changed during PPGTT page table grow)
> Under GVT-g, each VM owns a GVT context used as the shadow context. When
> guest submits a context, GVT-g will load guest context into the GVT
> context, and submit this context to i915 GEM submission system.
> So this GVT context could be used by different guest context, and the
> PPGTT root pointer in guest contexts might be different as well, if guest
> is using full PPGTT mode.
> In current i915, the root pointer in a LRC context will only be updated
> during the LRC context creation.
> This patch postpones the root pointer upgrade to the time of submission,
> which will give GVT-g a chance to reload a new PPGTT page table root
> pointer into an existing GVT context.

Not explained is why you cannot use the existing dirty flags.

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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